my spirit." And so it was. Serah did not die, she entered
Paradise alive. At his bidding, she repeated the words she
had sung again and again, and they gave Jacob great joy
and delight, so that the holy spirit waxed stronger and
stronger within him.
While he was sitting thus in converse with Serah, his sons
appeared arrayed in all their magnificence, and with all the
presents that Joseph had given them, and they spake to
Jacob, saying: "Glad tidings! Joseph our brother liveth!
He is ruler over the whole land of Egypt, and he sends thee
a message of joy." At first Jacob would not believe them,
but when they opened their packs, and showed him the presents
Joseph had sent to all, he could not doubt the truth of
their words any longer.