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After Yosef revealed himself to his brothers, did the brothers ever ask for Yosef's forgiveness for having sold him into slavery? And did Yosef ever formally forgive them? I'm looking for chapter and verse that uses the term "forgive."

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Is this a riddle - i.e. you know of such a chapter and verse and are presenting a challenge to find it? If so, that's discouraged. If not, and if this is indeed an "intriguing question," why are you asking for chapter and verse? If it was explicitly recorded in Tanach, there wouldn't be much intrigue to it, would there? –  Isaac Moses Jan 29 '13 at 18:04
    
Rabbi Emanuel says the answer will be in next week's magazine. –  Bruce James Jan 29 '13 at 21:50
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In that case, I'd recommend that you wait until next week's magazine, see what he answers, and post a question here if you believe that something's missing or that there may be alternative answers. –  Isaac Moses Jan 29 '13 at 22:29
    
@BruceJames, did he publish an answer? –  Monica Cellio Apr 7 '13 at 21:31
    
@MonicaCellio Yes, see the comment to Menachem's answer. –  Bruce James Apr 8 '13 at 17:13
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Were they killed because of the brothers' sin being so horrible he couldn't forgive them, or were they killed because Yosef sinned by refusing to forgive them? –  Seth J Jan 30 '13 at 2:10
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@SethJ: My understanding is that because Yosef never forgave them, the sin was never wiped away and atonement was still needed. –  Menachem Jan 30 '13 at 2:14
    
Your answer is the same as Rabbi Feldman's, published in Mishpacha Feb. 4, 2013 mishpacha.com/Browse/Article/2928/The-Ten-Most-Answers -- Best answer! –  Bruce James Apr 8 '13 at 17:12
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