Genesis 50 Star Chart: Clockwise from when Jacob died in Genesis 49:33 at the age of "an hundred forty and seven years" (47:28) in 1644 B.C. when Joseph was age 56 (cp. Gen. 47:28) till "Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a (red radius) coffin in Egypt" (50:26) is 54° years later in 1590 B.C. Also "forty days were fulfilled for him (Jacob); for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed (40° days): and the Egyptians mourned for him (Jacob) threescore and ten days" (50:3) or 70° days inclusive. Self-flagellation with a whip or scourge to mourn a death was done anciently. Notice the red radius FLAIL -- a (red radius) rod with attached (lunar) beaded strands. Notice the mourners' (lunar) black open mouths singing lamentations (50:10). Notice that "they came to the (red radius) threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan (Milky Way)" (Gen. 50:10) where Joseph was "mourning for his father seven days" (7° days) (50:10) -- a (red radius) "7". The FLAIL is an instrument also used to thresh grain (see picture below).

As a review, Abraham was 75 when he entered Canaan (Gen. 12:4) in 1876 B.C. -- 430 years before Israel's exodus from Egypt in 1446 B.C. (Ex. 12:40-41). He received the covenant at this time, making it year zero in the calculation. Isaac was born 25 years later when Abraham was 100 (Gen. 21:5) in 1851 B.C. Isaac was age 60 when Jacob was born (Gen. 25:26) in 1791 B.C. When Jacob was 130, he entered Egypt (Gen. 47:28) in the second year of the famine (45:6) when Joseph was 39 in 1661 B.C. Therefore "Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh" (41:46) in 1670 B.C. at the beginning of the seven years of plenty. "Two full years" before that, the butler-baker incident occurred in 1672 B.C. (41:1). Joseph was "seventeen years old" (37:2) in 1683 B.C. when he was sold into Egypt. Furthermore, Joseph was born in 1700 B.C. when God "opened her (Rachel's) womb" (29:22) and Jacob was age 91. This means that fourteen years before that (29:27-30), Jacob travelled to Padan-Aram in 1714 B.C. when he was 77 (28:1-2). Adding "twenty years" with Laban (31:41) + 7 years when Jacob "erected there an altar" in Shekem (33:18-20) + about one year till "Isaac ... died" (35:27) makes Jacob 105 years old in 1686 when Isaac died at 165 (105 + 60 = 165). In order for Isaac to be 180 when he died (35:28), we must find a gap of 15 years in the chronology somewhere between 31:41 and 35:28. Adding together 25 + 60 + 130 = 215 years sojourning outside Egypt. With the other 215 years inside Egypt, we can construct the 430-year period till 1446 B.C. (see also Josephus' Antiquities 2:15:2). The Exodus in 1446 B.C. was 430 years after Abraham entered Canaan in 1876 B.C. "Now the sojourning (in Canaan and Egypt -- 215 years each) of the children of Israel (which here includes Abraham, Isaac and Jacob -- see footnotes in both the Companion Bible and Jerusalem Bible), who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt" (Ex.12:40-41). Josephus says the same thing: "They left Egypt ... on the fifteenth day of the lunar month (Num. 33:3), four hundred and thirty years after our forefather Abraham came into Canaan" (Ant.2:15:2). Both the Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint add "and in Canaan" in verse 40. The Septuagint, quoted by Paul in Galatians, says "the sojourning of the sons of Israel who dwelt in the land of Egypt and Canaan was 430 years" because they dwelt in Canaan before they dwelt in Egypt.




You Intended Evil Against Me, But God Meant It
For Good, To Save Many People Alive

50:1 And Joseph (Orion) fell upon his father's (solar) face, and wept upon him, and (red radius) kissed him.

2 And Joseph commanded his (Gemini) servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the (Gemini) physicians embalmed Israel.

3 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the (Gemini) Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.

4 And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph (Orion) spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

5 My father made me (Orion) swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my (lunar black) grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I (Orion) will come again.

6 And Pharaoh said, Go up (Orion) , and bury thy father (Auriga), according as he made thee swear.

7 And Joseph (Orion) went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the (Gemini) servants of Pharaoh, the (Gemini) elders of his house, and all the (Gemini) elders of the land of Egypt,

8 And all the house of Joseph, and his (Gemini) brethren, and his father's house: only their (Gemini) little ones, and their (Aries) flocks, and their (Taurus) herds, they left in the land of Goshen.

9 And there went up with him both (Auriga) chariots and (Perseus-Taurus) horsemen: and it was a very great company.

10 And they came to the (red radius) threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan (Milky Way), and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father (red radius) seven days.

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11 And when the inhabitants of the land, the (Gemini) Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the (Gemini) Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abelmizraim, which is beyond Jordan.

12 And his (Gemini) sons did unto him according as he commanded them:

13 For his (Gemini) sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the (lunar) cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.

14 And Joseph (Orion) returned into Egypt, he, and his (Gemini) brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.

15 And when Joseph's (Gemini) brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.

16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,

17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy (Gemini) brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the (Gemini) servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

18 And his (Gemini) brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy (Gemini) servants.

19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much (Gemini) people alive.

21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your (Gemini) little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's (Gemini) children of the third generation: the (Gemini) children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.

24 And Joseph said unto his (Gemini) brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

25 And Joseph (Orion) took an oath of the (Gemini) children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my (lunar crescent) bones from hence.

26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a (red radius) coffin in Egypt.

 




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