Old Testament 40

Posted: March 30, 2017 in Old Testament
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CONCLUSION 3:  Joseph had interpreted the dreams of the King of Egypt.  He told the king that Egypt will have
seven years of abundance followed by seven years of famine.

For seven years of abundance, Joseph stored food and grain.  During the seven years of famine, Joseph opened
the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians and all of the other countries.

When Israel (Joseph’s father) learned there was grain, he sent ten of his sons to buy grain.  After they met, Joseph
made himself known to his brothers.  Joseph still loved his brothers and forgave them.

Joseph’s father, his ten older brothers, and one young brother settled in Egypt.  Joseph and his brothers flour-
ished in Egypt.  Their descendants became known as the 12 tribes of Israel.

As time past, a new king became ruler of Egypt.  He was afraid of the many Israelites and how fast their population
was growing.  He thought they would join Egypt’s enemies and fight against Egypt.  He oppressed the Israelites and
forced them to build the cities of Pitham and Rameses.

Years later, a Hebrew boy (Israelite) grew to become prince of Egypt.  The prince killed an Egyptian for beating a
Hebrew, one of his own people.  When the King learned of this, he tried to have the prince (Moses) killed.  Moses
fled to live in Midian.

In Midian, God calls Moses to return to Egypt to free the Israelites slaves.  After many plagues were
brought upon Egypt, the Pharaoh let the slaves go.  After 430 years, the Israelites were free and left Egypt.
For more info about Moses, please read Old Testament pages 18 – 21.  

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.



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