From Pastor Perry

04/09/2017 Gen. 44:3-5

Genesis 44:3–5 (ESV)

Joseph Test His Brothers (Part 2)

As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away with their donkeys. They had gone only a short distance from the city. Now Joseph said to his steward, “Up, follow after the men, and when you overtake them, say to them, ‘Why have you repaid evil for good? Is it not from this that my lord drinks, and by this that he practices divination? You have done evil in doing this.’ ”


Ok, I know that Joseph is toying with his brothers, but what is up with the statement “practices divination?”  The Lutheran Study Bible states: “Just as Joseph presented himself as an Egyptian in his speech, clothing, and manners, he also presented himself as if he were a fortune-teller. This was a pretense, used as the reason Joseph and his servant knew about the “theft.” Divination was later forbidden in the Law (Lv 19:26; Dt 18:10). Old Babylonian tablets and Egyptian statues show that oil for divination was dripped into a cup of water. The pattern of the oil in the cup could then be interpreted.”


I pray: O Lord, even when I am persecuted and false statements are made against me, help me to trust in the faith you have given me and to walk according to your ways.  Amen.



 Engelbrecht, E. A. (2009). The Lutheran Study Bible (p. 84). St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.

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