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Lech Lecha

12:15 Pharaoh's officials saw her, and spoke highly of her to Pharaoh. The woman was taken to Pharaoh's palace.
Vayir'u otah sarey Far'oh vayehalelu otah el-Par'oh vatukach ha'ishah beyt Par'oh.
12:16 He treated Abram well because of her, and [Abram] thus acquired sheep, cattle, donkeys, male and female slaves, she-donkeys, and camels.
Ule-Avram heytiv ba'avurah vayehi-lo tson-uvakar vachamorim va'avadim ushfachot va'atonot ugemalim.


  A generic name for Egyptian kings (Josephus, Antiquities 8:6:2), coming from the Egyptian par ao, the 'Great House.' This event occurred in 2023 (1737 b.c.e.), during the Second Intermediate Period, where the pharaohs are not known by name. However, there is a possible 163 year disparity in chronologies (see note on Exodus 2:23), so that his Pharaoh may be the one who is assumed to have reigned in 1900 b.c.e. This would be Amenemhet II of the 12th Dynasty.

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