Joseph who is now the de facto ruler over all of Egypt saves the Israelites
who are experiencing a great famine and moves them to Egypt and gives them power over all the agriculture lands. Clearly they
were not slaves as some would have believed.
(Gen 41:57 KJV) And
all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.
(Gen 42:1 KJV) Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, Jacob said unto his sons,
Why do ye look one upon another?
(Gen 42:2 KJV) And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for
us from thence;
(Gen 42:3 KJV) And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn
(Gen 42:5 KJV) And the sons of Israel came to buy
corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
(Gen 42:6 KJV) And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all
the people of the land:
(Gen 42:25 KJV) Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every
man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way:
45:20 KJV) Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.
(Gen 45:21 KJV) And the children
of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons, according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
(Gen 47:1 KJV) Then Joseph came
and told Pharaoh, and said, My father [ISRAEL] and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all
that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
[ ** See “Canaan” and "Goshen" descriptions on the left
page. Canaan was not the homeland of the Israelites, they just occupied it ]
(Gen 47:3 KJV) And Pharaoh said unto his brethren,
What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.
(Gen 47:4 KJV) They said moreover
unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come; for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is
sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.
(Gen 47:5 KJV) And Pharaoh spake
unto Joseph, saying, Thy father [ISRAEL] and thy brethren are come unto thee:
(Gen 47:6 KJV) The land of Egypt
is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if
thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
(Gen 47:11 KJV) And Joseph placed his father
[ISRAEL] and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the
land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
NOTE: The Israelites pack up everything and move to Egypt leaving everything behind and
live in Egypt for 400+ years
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