loosing the girdles of their garments as a sign of
grief. Also the sons of Esau, Ishmael, and Keturah appeared,
though their design in coming was to seize the
opportunity and make war upon the sons of Jacob, but when
they saw Joseph's crown suspended from the bier, the
Edomite and Ishmaelite kings and princes followed his example,
and attached theirs to it, too, and it was ornamented
with thirty-six crowns.
Nevertheless the conflict was not averted; it broke out in
the end between the sons of Jacob and Esau and his followers.
When the former were about to lower the body of their
father into the Cave of Machpelah, Esau attempted to prevent
it, saying that Jacob had used his allotted portion of the
tomb for Leah, and the only space left for a grave belonged