Genesis chapter 43-44. Leaving to Egypt. Israel told Judah to go back and get more good from Egypt because there was a famine, and supply had run out. The sons of Israel (except Benjamin) left to Egypt with gifts: balsa,, syrup, gum, laudanum, and nuts. Joseph & the slave.
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Israel told Judah to go back and get more good from Egypt because there was a famine, and supply had run out.
The sons of Israel (except Benjamin) left to Egypt with gifts: balsa,, syrup, gum, laudanum, and nuts.
Literal Sense: God blesses Israel’s sons with money, because they need it to buy food.
Moral Sense: Even throughout the famine, Israel still trusts that God will provide his family with food.
Allegorical Sense: When Jesus was sold over to the Romans by Judas, he still ate at the last supper with him, and blessed him as much as the other apostles.
Anagogical Sense: We have to keep trust that god will provide even when it seems like everything is falling apart.
“When Joseph came home, they presented him with the gifts they and with them in the house, and prostrated themselves before him. ‘Is your father, the old man of whom you spoke in good health, is he still living?’ asked Joseph. (Genesis 43:26-27)
Literal Sense: Joseph falsely accuses the brothers of stealing his silver cup.
Moral sense: There is always a consequence for your actions, even if you have done nothing wrong and are falsely accused like Benjamin.
Allegorical Sense: Jesus was accused of heresy because he healed on the Sabbath day, when he was actually doing God’s work.
Anagogical Sense: Benjamin is going to serve Joseph for his wrong doings, just like we should pay for whatever sins we have committed.