Places of Section 5

Mount Ephraim and Benjamin

44. Joseph, God blessed you,
with the benediction of the earth which sustains everything,
and again by the benediction of God his earth

Five lines of red inscription, underlined by a grey line, on quite clear background presents the benediction of Jacob to Joseph.

Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb. (Gen 49:25 )

And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the Lord be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath. (Deut 33:13)

Map Section 5 Ancient Sources Discussion

Map: Joseph, son of Jacob, gave origin to two tribes, Ephraim and Manasseh, having their lot assigned in the central region.

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