Joseph incurs the ill-will of his brethren because of Israel's partiality or because of his significant dreams. He is at Shechem or at Dothan; and when the brothers seek to slay him, Judah proposes that he should be sold to Ishmaelites, or Reuben suggests that he should be cast into a pit, where Midianites find and kidnap him (xxxvii., cf.
The Midianites) is a son of Abraham; Canaan is a son of Ham (ix.
But if this were actual fact, how could the Midianites have ever reappeared in history?
17), and although it shares with Zebulun and Naphtali in Gideon's defeat of the Midianites (Judg.
The Priestly Code 3 has a different story to Balaam, in which he advises the Midianites how they may bring disaster on Israel by seducing the people Quoted Neh.