New Defender's Study Bible Notes
46:4 upon thine eyes. That is, Jacob would be with his beloved Joseph at his death, and Joseph then would lovingly close his father’s eyes as he died.
46:5 from Beersheba. This was the southern boundary of Jacob’s homeland, so he passed by to sacrifice and pray there before his permanent departure for Egypt. God appeared to him one last time, assuring him this move was in the will of God.
46:15 and his daughters. Jacob apparently had three or more daughters in addition to his twelve sons, even though only Dinah is specifically mentioned. Dinah seems never to have married.
46:27 threescore and ten. “The souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins” are said to total sixty-six, whereas the totals as given for his four wives (Genesis 46:15,18,22,25) add to seventy. These, however, include Joseph and his two sons (Genesis 46:19-20), accounting for sixty-nine. Since Jacob himself is included in the seventy of this verse, there was probably an unnamed daughter of Leah (Genesis 46:15 mentions “daughters,” but only Dinah is named) who died on the trek into Egypt, or soon after. Thus the total stands at seventy, as indicated in Genesis 46:27.