Exodus 1:3
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Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,

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Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,

American Standard Version
Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Issachar, Zabulon, and Benjamin,

English Revised Version
Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin;

Webster's Bible Translation
Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Death of Joseph. - Joseph lived to see the commencement of the fulfilment of his father's blessing. Having reached the age of 110, he saw Ephraim's שׁלּשׁים בּני "sons of the third link," i.e., of great-grandsons, consequently great-great-grandsons. שׁלּשׁים descendants in the third generation are expressly distinguished from "children's children" or grandsons in Exodus 34:7. There is no practical difficulty in the way of this explanation, the only one which the language will allow. As Joseph's two sons were born before he was 37 years old (Genesis 41:50), and Ephraim therefore was born, at the latest, in his 36th year, and possibly in his 34th, since Joseph was married in his 31st year, he might have had grandsons by the time he was 56 or 60 years old, and great-grandsons when he was from 78 to 85, so that great-great-grandsons might have been born when he was 100 or 110 years old. To regard the "sons of the third generation" as children in the third generation (great-grandsons of Joseph and grandsons of Ephraim), as many commentators do, as though the construct בּני stood for the absolute, is evidently opposed to the context, since it is stated immediately afterwards, that sons of Machir, the son of Manasseh, i.e., great-grandsons, were also born upon his knees, i.e., so that he could take them also upon his knees and show them his paternal love. There is no reason for thinking of adoption in connection with these words. And if Joseph lived to see only the great-grandsons of Ephraim as well as of Manasseh, it is difficult to imagine why the same expression should not be applied to the grandchildren of Manasseh, as to the descendants of Ephraim.

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Genesis 35:23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun:


Exodus 28:20 And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their settings.

Cross References
Exodus 1:2
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,

Exodus 1:4
Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher.

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