Yahweh commands Moses and Aaron to divide the Israelites according to tribe and count the fighting aged men. The total is 603,550. The Levites are counted separately as keepers of the tabernacle.
Exodus 1: The Israelites Oppressed
The generation of Joseph dies. The Israelites grow into a large population under successive Pharaohs. Becoming too large of a population, Pharaoh commands all the Hebrew boys drowned in the Nile at birth.
Genesis 44: A Silver Cup in a Sack
Joseph plants his silver cup in Benjamin’s sack. Judah offers himself as a slave to save Benjamin.
Genesis 43: The Second Journey to Egypt
Joseph’s brothers return to Egypt, bringing Benjamin and gifts and the silver that was discovered in their first sacks of grain. Joseph has them dine in his house, but does not reveal himself.
Genesis 38: Judah and Tamar
Judah, one of Joseph’s brothers, leaves the others, marries a Canaanite girl. He has three sons and ends up sleeping with his daughter-in-law, who has twins.
Genesis 37: Joseph’s Dream
Joseph has a dream that he will be a ruler. His jealous brother sell him into slavery. Thinking Joseph is dead, Jacob mourns him.