Genesis 44:3


“τὸ πρωὶ διέφαυσεν καὶ οἱ ἄνθρωποι ἀπεστάλησαν, αὐτοὶ καὶ οἱ ὄνοι αὐτῶν. ”

http://ref.ly/r/otgrksweteinttxt/BibleLXX2.Ge44.3 via the Logos Bible Android app.

Faithlife Study Bible notation :

44:2 my cup The Hebrew term gevi’ is likely borrowed from the Egyptian language, though it appears elsewhere (Jer 35:5; Exod 25:31, 33, 34; 37:17, 19).

References to silver (keseph) occur repeatedly in the Joseph story (chaps. 37–45). Here, the reference conveys the irony of the situation: Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery for 20 pieces of silver (37:28); now, Joseph uses silver to test them and drive them into a state of panic.
Joseph’s plan targets Benjamin, which heightens the ensuing panic of the brothers

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