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Genesis 43:11 Then their father Israel said to them, "If [it must be] so, then do this: take some of the best products of the land in your bags, and carry down to the man as a present, a little balm and a little honey, aromatic gum and myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds.

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      11. take of the best fruits . . . a present--It is an Oriental practice never to approach a man of power without a present, and Jacob might remember how he pacified his brother (Pr 21:14) --balm, spices, and myrrh (see on Ge 37:25),
      honey--which some think was dibs, a syrup made from ripe dates [BOCHART]; but others, the honey of Hebron, which is still valued as far superior to that of Egypt;
      nuts--pistachio nuts, of which Syria grows the best in the world;
      almonds--which were most abundant in Palestine.

JFB.


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Brief Summary: Jacob is persuaded to send Benjamin to Egypt, Joseph's brethren bow down to him, They all eat and drink together in Egypt.

Outline
1 Jacob is persuaded by his sons to send Benjamin
15 Joseph speaks with his brethren
31 Joseph makes his brothers a feast

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Famine
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spices
myrrh
nuts
almonds
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POSITION OF GUESTS AT TABLE
MODE OF DISTRIBUTING FOOD

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