Genesis 46:28
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New International Version
Now Jacob sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to get directions to Goshen. When they arrived in the region of Goshen,

King James Bible
And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

Darby Bible Translation
And he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to give notice before he came to Goshen. And they came into the land of Goshen.

World English Bible
He sent Judah before him to Joseph, to show the way before him to Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen.

Young's Literal Translation
And Judah he hath sent before him unto Joseph, to direct before him to Goshen, and they come into the land of Goshen;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He sent Judah before him unto Joseph - Judah was certainly a man of sense, and also an eloquent man; and of him Joseph must have had a very favorable opinion from the speech he delivered before him, Genesis 44:18, etc.; he was therefore chosen as the most proper person to go before and announce Jacob's arrival to his son Joseph.

To direct his face unto Goshen - The land of Goshen is the same, according to the Septuagint, as the land of Rameses, and Goshen itself the same as Heroopolis, 'Ἡρωων πολις Heroonpolis, the city of heroes, a name by which it went in the days of the Septuagint, and which it still retained in the time of Josephus, for he makes use of the same term in speaking of this place. See Clarke on Genesis 46:34 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Judah.

Genesis 43:8 And Judah said to Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and you...

Genesis 44:16-34 And Judah said, What shall we say to my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves...

Genesis 49:8 Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise: your hand shall be in the neck of your enemies...

to direct.

Genesis 31:21 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.

Goshen. Goshen seems to have been a city, after which the land of Goshen was called. The Lxx. render it by [], `city of Heroon;' which by some writers is simply called {Heroum}, and is by the ancient geographers placed in the eastern part of Egypt, not far from the Arabian Gulf.

Genesis 46:34 That you shall say, Your servants' trade has been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers...

Genesis 45:10 And you shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near to me, you, and your children, and your children's children...

Genesis 47:1 Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brothers, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have...

Library
Estimate of the Scope and Value of Jerome's Writings.
General. The writings of Jerome must be estimated not merely by their intrinsic merits, but by his historical position and influence. It has already been pointed out that he stands at the close of the old Græco-Roman civilisation: the last Roman poet of any repute, Claudian, and the last Roman historian, Ammianus Marcellinus, died before him. Augustin survived him, but the other great Fathers, both in the East and in the West, had passed away before him. The sack of Rome by Alaric (410) and
St. Jerome—The Principal Works of St. Jerome

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
THE ISRAELITES IN THE LAND OF CANAAN: THE JUDGES--THE PHILISTINES AND THE HEBREW KINGDOM--SAUL, DAVID, SOLOMON, THE DEFECTION OF THE TEN TRIBES--THE XXIst EGYPTIAN DYNASTY--SHESHONQ OR SHISHAK DAMASCUS. The Hebrews in the desert: their families, clans, and tribes--The Amorites and the Hebrews on the left bank of the Jordan--The conquest of Canaan and the native reaction against the Hebrews--The judges, Ehud, Deborah, Jerubbaal or Gideon and the Manassite supremacy; Abimelech, Jephihdh. The Philistines,
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 6

Cross References
Genesis 45:10
You shall live in the region of Goshen and be near me--you, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all you have.

Genesis 47:1
Joseph went and told Pharaoh, "My father and brothers, with their flocks and herds and everything they own, have come from the land of Canaan and are now in Goshen."

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