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. C-MATS 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. …

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 …