10"And he (Jacob) sent Joseph to learn about the
safety of his brothers, from his house to Shechem, and he found them
in the land of Dotham
11 And they (his brothers waylaid him (Joseph) and
made a plot against him to slay him; and changing they sold him to
Ishmaelite merchants, and they brought him to Egypt, and sold him to
Potiphar, the eunuch of Pharaoh...
12 And the sons of Jacob killed a young goat, and
dipped the clothes of Joseph in its blood, and sent it to their father
13 And it was on the tenth day of tile
seventh month and they stayed all day until evening, and they
brought it to him; and he became fevered in his grief unto death, and
said, "a wild beast has devoured Joseph." And on that day all
the men of this house were with him, and mourned and lamented with him
all the day.
14 And his sons and his daughters arose to comfort
him, but he could not be comforted on account of his son.
15 And on that day Balla heard that Joseph had
been killed, and she died in her grief,...and Dinah, his daughter died
also after Joseph had been slain.
16 This threefold sorrow came over Israel in one
18 And he continued mourning for Joseph one year,
and did not cease, saying, "I will descent into my grave mourning for
19 And on this account it is ordained for the
children of Israel, that they shall mourn on the tenth of the seventh
month, (Day of Atonement) on the day
when they brought the sad news concerning Joseph to his father
20And this day has been ordained that they shall
lament on it over their sins, and on account of all their
transgressions, and on account of all their error, that they shall
cease themselves on this day once a year."