Genesis chapter 43-45 Star Chart: Clockwise from when Joseph's (Gemini) brothers "took that present, and they took double money (60° crescent rather than 36° crescent of ch. 42) in their (Castor) hand and Benjamin (Auriga); and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph" (Orion) (43:15) "And the man brought the (Gemini) men into Joseph's (red radius) house, and gave them (lunar bucket) water, and they (red radius) washed their (Gemini) feet; and he gave their (Aries and Taurus) asses (solar golden grain) provender" (43:24) and (Auriga) "Benjamin's mess was (red radius mound) five times so much as any of their's" (43:34) (12 x 5 = 60° seconds) till "yet there are five years (5 x 12 = 60° months), in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest" (45:6) "there are five years of famine" (45:11) (5 x 12 = 60° months) and "to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver (300° at 60° seconds per minute scale = 5 minutes), and five changes of raiment" (45:22) (5 x 12 = 60° at 15° per hour scale = 5 hours) (He had to try on the wardrobes of Orion, Pollux, Castor, Auriga and Perseus). "And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy (Gemini) children, and thy (Gemini) children's (Gemini) children, and thy (Aries) flocks, and thy (Taurus) herds, and all that thou hast" (45:10) is five years or 60° months.
"And to his father he sent after this manner; ten (Taurus) asses (ten revolutions on a °day scale) laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten (Aries) she asses (ten revolutions on a °day scale) laden with (solar golden) corn and bread and meat for his father by the way" (45:23). Ten revolutions on a degree-day scale imply a ten-day journey to Canaan.
Judah Volunteered To Suffer
So That Benjamin Might Go Free
43:1 And the (black) famine was sore in the land.
2 And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the (solar golden) corn which they had brought out of Egypt, their father (Orion) said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.
3 And Judah (Canis Major) spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
4 If thou wilt send our brother with us, we will go down and buy thee food:
5 But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the man said unto us, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?
7 And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?
8 And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones.
9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:
10 For except we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.
11 And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:
12 And take double money in your hand (instead of a 36° crescent last time, make it a 60° crescent); and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight:
13 Take also your brother, and arise, go again unto the man:
14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my (Gemini) children, I am bereaved.
15 And the (Gemini) men took that present, and they took double money (instead of a 36° crescent last time, make it a 60° crescent) in their hand and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
16 And when Joseph (lunar eyeball) saw Benjamin (Auriga) with them, he said to the ruler of his (red radius) house, Bring these men home, and (Perseus) slay (Taurus), and make ready; for these (Gemini) men shall dine with me at noon.
17 And the man did as Joseph bade; and the man brought the (Gemini) men into Joseph's (red radius) house.
18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's (red radius) house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our (lunar) sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for (Gemini) bondmen, and our (Aries and Taurus) asses.
19 And they came near to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the (solar or lunar) door of the house,
20 And said, O sir, we came indeed down at the first time to buy food:
21 And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our (lunar) sacks, and, behold, every man's (lunar silver) money was in the (lunar) mouth of his sack, our money in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.
22 And other money have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money in our (lunar) sacks.
23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.
24 And the man brought the men into Joseph's (red radius) house, and gave them (lunar bucket) water, and they (red radius) washed their (Gemini) feet; and he gave their (Aries and Taurus) asses (solar golden grain) provender.
25 And they made ready the present against Joseph came at noon: for they heard that they should eat (solar golden) bread there.
26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the (lunar) present which was in their (Gemini) hand into the (red radius) house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth (as the zodiac rotated to the horizon).
27 And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive?
28 And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
29 And he lifted up his (Canis Major) eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin (Auriga), his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.
30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.
31 And he washed his (Canis Major) face, and went out, and refrained himself, and said, Set on (solar golden) bread.
32 And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the (Gemini) Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the (Gemini) Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
Herodotus informs us that Egyptians eat no fish or beans (Her. 2:37) -- not for health reasons but for religious reasons.
33 And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the (Gemini) men marvelled one at another.
34 And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of their's (60°). And they drank, and were (lunar crescent smiling) merry with him.
"He had done this because his father had had seven sons by Leah, and two by his mother Rachel: therefore he set five portions before Benjamin, and himself took two; so they had seven portions, as many as the sons of Leah received" (p. 379 Eusebius, Prep For Gospel)
44:1 And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the (Gemini) men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his (lunar) sack's mouth.
2 And put my cup, the silver cup (silver crescent), in the (lunar) sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
3 As soon as the morning was light (sun on red radius horizon), the (Gemini) men were sent away, they and their (Taurus and Aries) asses.
4 And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the (Gemini) men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?
5 Is not this it in which my lord drinketh (lunar crescent), and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil in so doing.
6 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.
7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing:
8 Behold, the money, which we found in our (lunar) sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold?
9 With whomsoever of thy (Gemini) servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bondmen.
10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.
11 Then they speedily took down every man his (lunar) sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.
12 And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: and the (lunar silver) cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
13 Then they (red radius) rent their clothes, and laded every man his (Aries or Taurus) ass, and returned to the city.
14 And Judah and his (Gemini) brethren came to Joseph's (red radius) house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground (constellation rotates to horizon).
15 And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?
16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy (Gemini) servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the (silver lunar crescent) cup is found.
17 And he said, God forbid that I should do so: but the man in whose hand the (lunar silver) cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.
18 Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's (Canis Major or lunar) ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.
19 My lord asked his (Gemini) servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother?
20 And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.
21 And thou saidst unto thy (Gemini) servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set mine (lunar eyeball) eyes upon him.
22 And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.
23 And thou saidst unto thy (Gemini) servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.
24 And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.
25 And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.
26 And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man's face, except our youngest brother (Auriga) be with us.
27 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two (Gemini) sons:
28 And the one went out from me, and I said, Surely he is (red radius) torn in pieces; and I saw him not since:
29 And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my (silver crescent) gray hairs with sorrow to the (lunar black) grave.
30 Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;
31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy (Gemini) servants shall bring down the (silver crescent) gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the (lunar black) grave.
32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever.
33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his (Gemini) brethren.
Judah was a type of Christ, from whose tribe he sprung, who became the surety of God's Benjamins, his children who are beloved by him, and as dear to him as his right hand, and put himself in their legal place and stead, and became sin and a curse for them, that they might go free, as Judah desired his brother Benjamin might
34 For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.
Signifying that he must abide in Egypt, and chose to do it, and could not go up to the land of Canaan any more or see his father's face without Benjamin along with him, to whom he was a surety for him: lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father; see him die, or live a life of sorrow worse than death: this he could not bear, and chose rather to be a slave in Egypt, than to be the spectator of such an affecting scene. By this speech of Judah, Joseph plainly saw the great affection which his brethren, especially Judah, had for his father and his brother Benjamin, as well as the sense they had of their evil in selling him, which lay uppermost on their minds, and for which they thought themselves brought into all this trouble; wherefore he could no longer conceal himself from them, but makes himself known unto them, which is the principal subject of the following chapter.
45:1 Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren.
2 And he wept aloud: and the (Gemini) Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
3 And Joseph said unto his (Gemini) brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his (Gemini) brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence.
4 And Joseph said unto his (Gemini) brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
6 For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
8 So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his (red radius) house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:
10 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy (Gemini) children, and thy (Gemini) children's (Gemini) children, and thy (Aries) flocks, and thy (Taurus) herds, and all that thou hast:
11 And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.
12 And, behold, your (lunar) eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my (lunar) mouth that speaketh unto you.
13 And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have (lunar eye) seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.
14 And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.
15 Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his (Gemini) brethren talked with him.
16 And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's (red radius) house, saying, Joseph's (Gemini) brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his (Gemini) servants.
17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lade your (Aries and Taurus) beasts, and go, get you unto the land of Canaan;
18 And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.
19 Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your (Gemini) little ones, and for your (Gemini) wives, and bring your father, and come.
20 Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is your's.
21 And the (Gemini) children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
22 To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver (360 - 60 = 300°), and five changes of raiment (12 x 5 = 60).
23 And to his father he sent after this manner; ten (Taurus) asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten (Aries) she asses laden with (solar golden) corn and bread and meat for his father by the way. (Ten revolutions implies ten day journey to Canaan)
24 So he sent his (Gemini) brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.
25 And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father,
26 And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.
27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:
28 And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.