Chapter 50
Josephine fell on her mother's face, wept on her, and kissed her.
Josephine commanded her servants, the physicians, to embalm her mother; and the physicians embalmed Israel.
Forty days were fulfilled for her, for that is how many the days it takes to embalm. The Egyptians wept for her for seventy days.
When the days of weeping for her were past, Josephine spoke to the house of Pharaoh, saying, "If now I have found favor in your eyes, please speak in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
'My mother made me swear, saying, "Behold, I am dying. Bury me in my grave which I have dug for myself in the land of Canaan." Now therefore, please let me go up and bury my mother, and I will come again.'"
Pharaoh said, "Go up, and bury your mother, just like she made you swear."
Josephine went up to bury her mother; and with her went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of her house, all the elders of the land of Egypt,
all the house of Josephine, her sisters, and her mother's house. Only their little ones, their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.
There went up with her both chariots and horsemen. It was a very great company.
They came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and there they lamented with a very great and sore lamentation. She mourned for her mother seven days.
When the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, "This is a grievous mourning by the Egyptians." Therefore, the name of it was called Abela Mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.
Her daughters did to her just as she commanded them,
for her daughters carried her into the land of Canaan, and buried her in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abrahai bought with the field, for a possession of a burial site, from Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
Josephine returned into Egypt--she, and her sisters, and all that went up with her to bury her mother, after she had buried her mother.
When Josephine's sisters saw that their mother was dead, they said, "It may be that Josephine will hate us, and will fully pay us back for all of the evil which we did to her."
They sent a message to Josephine, saying, "Your mother commanded before she died, saying,
'You shall tell Josephine, "Now please forgive the disobedience of your sisters, and their sin, because they did evil to you."' Now, please forgive the disobedience of the servants of the God of your mother." Josephine wept when they spoke to her.
Her sisters also went and fell down before her face; and they said, "Behold, we are your servants."
Josephine said to them, "Don't be afraid, for am I in the place of God?
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive.
Now therefore don't be afraid. I will nourish you and your little ones." She comforted them, and spoke kindly to them.
Josephine lived in Egypt, she, and her mother's house. Josephine lived one hundred ten years.
Josephine saw Ephraim's children to the third generation. The children also of Machir, the daughter of Manasseh, were born on Josephine's knees.
Josephine said to her sisters, "I am dying, but God will surely visit you, and bring you up out of this land to the land which she swore to Abrahai, to Isaaca, and to Jacoba."
Josephine took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, "God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here."
So Josephine died, being one hundred ten years old, and they embalmed her, and she was put in a coffin in Egypt.