SHEMOT (names)

Exodus 1:1 Now these are the names of the Children of Israel, which came into Egypt with את Jacob; every man and his household came. 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah, 3 Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin, 4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for …

VAYECHI (and he lived)

Genesis 47:28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt 17 years: so the number of Jacob’s years was 147 years. Question: Why did Jacob continue to live in Egypt? Although Jacob’s original intention had been to live in Egypt only until the end of the famine, יהוה commanded him to remain here for the rest of his life. (Chumash) …

VAYIGASH (and he drew near)

Genesis 44:18. Then Judah came close to him and said, Oh my master, let your servant please speak a word in my master’s ears and let your anger not burn against your servant: because you are equal to Pharaoh. 19 My master asked את־ his servants saying, Have you a father or a brother? 20 And we said to my master, …

MIKETZ (at the end of) two full years

Genesis 41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years that Pharaoh dreamed: and he stood by the river. C-MATS Question: When did Pharaoh dream? In those days, after the death of Isaac, יהוה commanded and caused a famine upon the whole earth. (Jasher) 2 And there came up out of the river seven fine looking …

VAYESHEV (and he lived)

Genesis 37:1 And Jacob lived in the land, where his father was a stranger in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph being seventeen years old was feeding the flock with אֹת־ his brothers; and the boy was with אֹת־ the sons of Bilhah וְאֹת־ and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives: and brought …