Saturday, December 12, 2020

Who sold Joseph?

PROF. RABBI MARTY LOCKSHIN: Joseph Accuses His Brothers of Selling Him – But Did They? (
When Joseph reveals himself to his brothers, he says, “I am your brother, whom you sold into Egypt” (Gen 45:4). Tradition takes for granted that Joseph’s brothers were indeed the ones who sold him. However, as Rashbam and Shadal note, a straightforward peshat reading of events once Joseph is thrown into the pit reveals a different conclusion.

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