"Who brought Joseph into Egypt?" (Alleged Contradiction #E2407)
Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, and captain of the guard.
And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.
The Midianites were the “merchantmen” in charge. The Ishmaelites were the ones working under the Midianites. Joseph’s brothers dealt directly with the Ishmaelites, but the Midianite merchantment were the ones ultimately behind the transaction.
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