Gen 35:26

35:26 sons . . . born . . . in Paddan-aram. Benjamin was not actually born in Paddan-aram, but after the return to Canaan (vv. 16–18). The statement must be taken as an informal review of the sons born to Jacob during this general period of his sojourn in Paddan-aram and the immediate aftermath (46:8–27 note). This association of the twelve sons with Paddan-aram perhaps underscores the similarities of Jacob’s “exodus” from Paddan-aram and the Exodus of the twelve tribes from Egypt (31:3 note).