The language of ivrit ( עברית ) Genesis 37, Post #4
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So Joseph went to his father and was sent to see how his brothers were doing. When he arrived, his brothers were no longer where they were supposed to be. They seem to have wanted to avoid further surveillance and bad reports back to Israel.
Joseph met a man who tells him where his brothers had gone. He went to where they were and when the ten saw him coming, they plotted to kill their brother.
Jealousy is like a snake's poison. It creeps in where the feelings start, at the site of injection. Then the venom, jealousy, spreads to infect the whole person or even a group, as in the case of Joseph's brothers.
So he said to him, "Go now, see if it is well with your brothers and with the flock, and bring me word." So he sent him from the Valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. And a man found him wandering in the fields. And the man asked him, "What are you seeking?" "I am seeking my brothers," he said. "Tell me, please, where they are pasturing the flock." And the man said, "They have gone away, for I heard them say, 'Let us go to Dothan.'" So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan.
They saw him from afar, and before he came near to them they conspired against him to kill him.
The story continues next week as the betrayal occurs...
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