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1)

Why did Yosef refer to the land of his birth as "Eretz ha'Ivrim"?

1.

Ramban: #1 Because the Avos lived there, and Avraham, the first of the Avos, came from "Eiver ha'Nahar (the other side of the River [P'ras]), 1 Consequently, that was the name by which they became known, and which all their descendants adopted, in order not to be associated with the Kena'anim.

2.

Ramban #2: The land became known by that name, because the Avos were princes in the land. 2

2)

How could Yosef say "I was stolen"? He was sold!

1.

Moshav Zekenim (Bereishis 37:28): While the brothers were engaged in selling him toYishme'elim, Midyanim came to draw water from the pit and heard Yosef scream and stole him. They said that they acquired him from Hefker; they compromised, and took and sold him to Potifar like partners.

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