Yosef anticipated that his family would eventually come down to Egypt in search of food, so he wisely issued strict orders to the border guards, “Supply me a detailed list of the names of all the foreigners who enter Egypt. Do this on a daily basis.”
The 10 brothers, following their father’s instruction, crossed the border, each one going through a different entrance.
That night, as Yosef was reviewing the list of names, he noticed something unusual…
“Reuven son of Yaakov… Shimon son of Yaakov… Levi son of Yaakov.” And so on and so on… all 10 of his brothers!
“Guards,” ordered Yosef as he handed them the list of names, “bring me all 10 sons of Yaakov from the land of Cana’an… NOW!”
The guards quickly found the brothers and brought them to the palace.