he gave five changes of raiment, though not in order to
distinguish him above his brethren. Joseph remembered
only too well what mischief his father had caused by giving
him the coat of many colors, thereby arousing the envy of
his brethren. He desired only to intimate that Mordecai, a
descendant of Benjamin, would once be arrayed in five royal

Joseph presented his brethren, apparelled in their gold and
silver embroidered clothes, before Pharaoh, who was well
pleased to become acquainted with them when he saw that
they were men of heroic stature and handsome appearance.[289]
He gave them wagons, to bring their families down
into Egypt, but as they were ornamented with images of
idols, Judah burnt them,[290] and Joseph replaced them with

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