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Nobody said the embarrassing blunder of Genesis 27 saying "20 silver" proves the Quran right or affects it in anyway. The above explanation, as to what dirham means and how Egyptians handled commodities, is what proves it right. And neither is the supposed "of" implied according the last minute grammar quick fix, which is why the reliable translations by actual Hebrew natives, like this one add an interpolation https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cd ... rashi=true" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
And its not about how or from whom the prophet Muhammad got his revelation from, but about ascertaining whether 2 texts containing a core truth necessarily implies copying from one another. And of course it isnt the case.
As to sura 12:9 it quotes the brothers, just like elsewhere the Quran quotes Pharao or Iblis. So there is no such thing as the Quran approving of their behavior. The brothers(not the One quoting them) thought that after killing Yusuf they would gain back all the attention from Jacob and would thereafter repent and be forgiven.
This innocent bit is interesting
The Quran recounts the story of the prophet Yusuf/Joseph with an impactful introduction whose reality will soon be understood in light of the above quoteapparently the PARENTS of Joseph went to see him in Egypt. But Rachel, the mother of Joseph, died when Benyamin was born.
. His father Jacob gave him and his younger brother special care among his sons for not only were they the youngest and he had them at an old age, but he had discerned in Yusuf signs of righteousness as opposed to his other envious sons, about whom Jewish tradition attributes many strange and abominable acts. These acts were in fact, according to Midrash, rumored by Joseph who is also painted as a slanderer to whom God repayed his misbehavior through his ordeal.12:3"We narrate to you the best of narratives, by Our revealing to you this Quran, though before this you were certainly one of those who did not know"
The Quran on the other hand leaves the impression that Yusuf's brothers were not completely evil characters, although certainly guilty of sins and obviously lacking in God-consciousness, and this is seen at different stages of the story, including at the introduction, as they expressed their plan to rid themselves of Yusuf and then, once all honor is theirs to repent and straighten themselves spiritually. Jacob's intuition as regards Yusuf confirmed itself as the latter related his dream predicting his honoring by his entire family 12:4-5.
In the HB, this prophetic dream of Joseph is reduced to an insignificant anecdote. Not only didnt the dream come true at any point, but it was also defective if one takes the information that Joseph's mother Rachel had died while giving birth to his younger brother Benjamin in Gen35 as true. And yet the dream symbolically represented both Joseph's parents with the sun and moon, and his 11 brothers as 11 stars, all falling down to him in prostration
. Jacob immidiately recognizes the correct interpretation of the dream, and awaits its unfolding, while trying to appease the jealous brothers through his rethorical questions.Gen37:9-10"And he told it to his father and to his brothers, and his father rebuked him and said to him "what is this dream that you have dreamed? will we come, I, your mother and your brothers to prostrate ourselves to you to the ground? So his brothers envied him, but his father awaited the matter"
An attempted but faulty harmonization in rabbinic comentaries is that the "prophet" Jacob slightly misunderstood the dream, since Rachel was dead "he did not know that the matters referred to Bilhah, who had raised him (Joseph) Gen. Rabbah 84:11".
This dream of Joseph never unfolds in the Bible, only in the Quran is the truth restored
The Ishmaelite prophet could never have intricately copied and assorted among the plethora of sources allegedly at his disposal, dragging those books and scrolls and private counselors whom nobody saw and heard in that open desert tribal life, and come up with this alternate "bible version" that magically clears all the minutest discrepencies, like the one demonstrated above."We narrate to you the best of narratives, by Our revealing to you this Quran, though before this you were certainly one of those who did not know..Then when they came in to Yusuf, he took his parents to lodge with him and said: Enter safe into Egypt, if Allah please. And he raised his parents upon the throne and they fell down in prostration before him, and he said: O my father! this is the significance of my vision of old; my Lord has indeed made it to be true; and He was indeed kind to me when He brought me forth from the prison and brought you from the desert after the Shaitan had sown dissensions between me and my brothers, surely my Lord is benignant to whom He pleases; surely He is the Knowing, the Wise. My Lord! Thou hast given me of the kingdom and taught me of the interpretation of sayings: Originator of the heavens and the earth! Thou art my guardian in this world and the hereafter; make me die a muslim and join me with the good. This is of the announcements relating to the unseen (which) We reveal to you, and you were not with them when they resolved upon their affair, and they were devising plans".
As to the reason to the scribes of the HB making such a blunder, no other rational reason can be given other than, either neglectfulness or purposeful character assassination as is so often the case throughout their books. The Benjamites were, according to them a treacherous tribe against whom other tibes of Israel were involved in bloody wars. What better way to villificate them further than by portraying their ancestor Benjamin, as the reason for the grand mother of the tribes of Israel's death.
So once again the Quran is right, and once again Genesis is wrong.