SHIM’ON 8 (Simeon 8)

1 And when Shim’on had finished his instructions to his sons, he fell asleep with his fathers at the age of one hundred and twenty years.

2 They placed him in a wooden coffin in order to carry his bones up to Ḥeḇron; they took them up in secret during a war with Mitsrayim.

3 The bones of Yosĕph the Mitsrites kept in the tombs of the sovereigns, since their magi told them that at the departure of Yosĕph’s bones there would be darkness and gloom in the whole land and a great plague on the Mitsrites, so that even with a lamp no one could recognize his brother.