done good unto them, and given them wise counsel and assistance
in all their undertakings.
Joseph's wish, that his bones should rest in the Holy Land,
was fulfilled when the Israelites went forth from Egypt, and
no less a personage than Moses applied himself to its execution.
Such was Joseph's reward for the devotion he had
displayed in the interment of his father's body, for he had
done all things needful himself, leaving naught to others.
Therefore so great a man as Moses busied himself with the
realization of Joseph's wish.
For three days and three nights preceding the exodus
Moses hunted up and down through the land of Egypt for
Joseph's coffin, because he knew that Israel could not leave