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Genesis 37:28

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37:28 So when the Midianite 1  merchants passed by, Joseph’s brothers pulled 2  him 3  out of the cistern and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver. The Ishmaelites 4  then took Joseph to Egypt.

Genesis 39:1

Context
Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

39:1 Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt. 5  An Egyptian named Potiphar, an official of Pharaoh and the captain of the guard, 6  purchased him from 7  the Ishmaelites who had brought him there.

1 sn On the close relationship between Ishmaelites (v. 25) and Midianites, see Judg 8:24.

2 tn Heb “they drew and they lifted up.” The referent (Joseph’s brothers) has been specified in the translation for clarity; otherwise the reader might assume the Midianites had pulled Joseph from the cistern (but cf. NAB).

3 tn Heb “Joseph” (both here and in the following clause); the proper name has been replaced both times by the pronoun “him” in the translation for stylistic reasons.

4 tn Heb “they”; the referent (the Ishmaelites) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

5 tn The disjunctive clause resumes the earlier narrative pertaining to Joseph by recapitulating the event described in 37:36. The perfect verbal form is given a past perfect translation to restore the sequence of the narrative for the reader.

6 sn Captain of the guard. See the note on this phrase in Gen 37:36.

7 tn Heb “from the hand of.”



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