taking a full forty days, for that was the time required for embalming. And the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.(A)

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10 When they reached the threshing floor(A) of Atad, near the Jordan, they lamented loudly and bitterly;(B) and there Joseph observed a seven-day period(C) of mourning(D) for his father.(E)

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11 When the Canaanites(A) who lived there saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “The Egyptians are holding a solemn ceremony of mourning.”(B) That is why that place near the Jordan is called Abel Mizraim.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 50:11 Abel Mizraim means mourning of the Egyptians.

29 and when the whole community learned that Aaron had died,(A) all the Israelites mourned for him(B) thirty days.

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The Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains of Moab(A) thirty days,(B) until the time of weeping and mourning(C) was over.

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