We saw in the last few chapters the transformation of the heart of Joseph. Joseph begins speaking harshly to his brothers and throws them into prison. He sets his brothers up, believing that they will leave Benjamin to be a slave in Egypt to save their own skin. But that is not what happens. All the brothers come back to Egypt, and Judah of all people pleads for the life of Benjamin. So Joseph cannot hide his emotions or his identity from his brothers any longer. Joseph’s revelation of himself to his brothers is a surprise to his brothers who thought he was dead. But the brothers are not happy to see Joseph.
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