Genesis 48:8, Why did Israel ask "Who are these?"

Question: Gen 48:8 Then Israel saw Joseph's sons, and said, "Who [are] these?" Why did Israel asked this, didn't he seen them? How long was living there? and how come Joseph did not introduce them before? Answer: Israel lived in Egypt for 17 years, but we do not know how long he had been there when this event in Genesis 48 occurs. It could be that this is soon after Israel's move to Egypt and it is the first time Israel met Joseph's sons. Or it could be that he was making sure it was Joseph's sons who were with him because his eyes were failing (Genesis 48:10). -PJ

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