to his dying father, great terror overwhelmed him, and he
speedily granted Joseph permission to go up to Canaan and
bury his father there.[415]

Moreover, Pharaoh issued a decree in all parts of the land
menacing those with death who would not accompany Joseph
and his brethren upon their journey to Canaan with
their father's remains, and accordingly the procession that
followed the bier of Jacob was made up of the princes and
nobles of Egypt as well as the common people.[416] The bier
was borne by the sons of Jacob. In obedience to his wish not
even their children were allowed to touch it.[417] It was
of pure gold, the border thereof inlaid with onyx
stones and bdellium, and the cover was gold woven work

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