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Genesis 42:17


He imprisoned 1  them all for three days.


Ge 40:4,7; Ge 41:10; Le 24:12; Ps 119:65; Isa 24:22; Ac 4:3; Ac 5:18; Heb 12:10

NET © Notes

sn The same Hebrew word is used for Joseph’s imprisonment in 40:3, 4, 7. There is some mirroring going on in the narrative. The Hebrew word used here (אָסַף, ’asaf, “to gather”) is not normally used in a context like this (for placing someone in prison), but it forms a wordplay on the name Joseph (יוֹסֵף, yosoef) and keeps the comparison working.

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