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Genesis 46-50: the Twelve Tribes of Israel and more family trouble brewing?

So, with Joseph having duly loaded up his brothers with food to see them through a journey in famine-stricken territory, Jacob decides that he wants to see the son he thought was dead. The entire family decamps to Egypt, which … Continue reading

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Genesis 46-47: feast then famine…

Chapter 46 So on the long journey to Egypt, Israel/Jacob hears voices again. Apparently a good thing, rather than cause for a different psychotropic prescription. And another of those big lists of names that give the Old Testament its bad … Continue reading

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Genesis 39-42: Crying Rape, Interpreting Dreams and Yanking Chains

Chapter 39 Meanwhile, back to the kidnapped Joseph Verse 1 “And Joseph was brought down to Egypt: and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh,captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites , which had brought … Continue reading

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