And Jacob said unto them, My brethren, from where are you? And they said, Of Haran are we.
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George Leo Haydock
Brethren. Jacob understands and speaks their language, either because it was not very different from his own, or he had learnt the Chaldean language from his mother. In the days of Ezechias, the Jews did not understand it. (4 Kings xviii. 26; Jeremias v. 15.) (Calmet)