hebrew
1)

Why was he so distraught when he discovered that Yosef was no longer in the pit?

1.

Rashi and Targum Yonasan: He was concerned about his father's grief.

2.

Moshav Zekenim, Hadar Zekenim, Ba'al ha'Turim: He was afraid that he would be blamed for Yosef's death, which they would attribute to the fact that Yosef had taken over the Bechorah from him, 1 for which he had now taken revenge.


1

Only later, Yakov gave Reuven's Bechorah to Yosef! Hadar Zekenim connotes that the verse "uv'Chalelo Yetzu'ei Aviv Nasnah Bechoraso l'Yosef" was known (through Ru'ach ha'Kodesh).

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