Freely Owned

As famine worsened in Egypt, people came to Joseph seeking food.  The grain Joseph stored up for Pharaoh over seven years was the only food in the land.  For awhile, people paid money for grain. “Joseph collected all the money to be found in the land of Egypt.”  Eventually, people ran out of money (Gen….

Insignificant and Despised

Verses 8 through 27 in Genesis 46 list Jacob’s descendants.  After this, Jacob and his family come to Egypt, settle in Goshen, and meet Pharaoh.  Before meeting Pharaoh, Joseph instructs his relatives to tell Pharaoh they are shepherds.  “Then you will be allowed to settle in the land of Goshen,” Joseph explains, “since all shepherds…

Passover

Picture from: http://www.hopeofisraelministries.com/passoverpesach.htm Some time ago, one of my readers asked me to post excerpts from my booklet, Christ in the Feasts.  What follows is from the section on Passover. *** Passover Judaism’s annual cycle of feasts had its roots in Egypt’s oppression of the Israelites.  Prior to the exodus, the Hebrew people had been slaves for…