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God’s Church in Egypt

If we were to choose a country to be instrumental in the history of God’s church, Egypt probably would not make our list. This country, whose famed monuments to her idolatry endure to this day, had a long and bitter history with the Old Testament church. It was in Egypt that the children of Israel […]

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I Corinthians 10:1 – 11:1

LESSON 33 Beware, The Voice of Old Testament History (I Cor. 10:1-6)   Paul re-broadcasts the voice of Old Testament history for our benefit, that is for our warning, admonition and instruction. They who are sincere will take it to heart, others will disregard it. By the trail of dead men’s bones you can trace […]

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The Cat of Bubastes

The Cat of Bubastes, A Tale of Ancient Egypt, by G. A. Henty (1889) The Cat of Bubastes is a story that will give readers of any age delightful insight into the life and customs of the ancient Egyptians. After reading this book with my students at school, and doing some research on Henty, I have […]

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What Was It Like?

What was it like for Israel to be saved out of Egypt and brought through the Red Sea? The question can come to our minds as we read this amazing and glorious story. Here were thousands of people—grandfathers and grandmothers, parents and children, brothers and sisters and babies. They stood before the Red Sea with […]

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Genesis 50

(Continued from last issue) a) They would be in Egypt only temporarily, Canaan was their dwelling place. Jacob desired to rest in Canaan b) Even in burial, he would reside with his fathers.  This was a picture of  the abiding friendship with God and his people that even death could not sever. 3) Questions: Is […]

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Genesis 47-50

(Continued from last issue) b. Joseph took the initiative to have Jacob and his family settle in the land of Goshen. 1) He instructed his brethren to ask for this land. a) It would best fulfill their needs materially and spiritually. b) Even though Joseph was ruler, his father and brethren were guests in Egypt. […]

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Genesis 46, 47

3. Participants in this Descent  a. The general statement is made in Gen. 46:5-7, 26, 27.  b. The number was 70 souls: Jacob and his sons. 1) Of the children of Leah: 6 sons, 23 grandsons, 1 daughter (Dinah, unmarried) total 32. 2) Of the children of Zilpah (Leah’s maid): 2 sons, 11 grandsons, 2 […]

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Genesis 43, 44

The Second Meeting of Joseph and His Brothers I.   The trip to Egypt of the brothers, including Benjamin (Gen. 43) A.  Jacob permits Benjamin to accompany the brothers to Egypt (vss. 1-14) 1.  It is Judah who takes the lead in persuading Jacob to let Benjamin go (vs. 3). a.  Evidently, Judah has the preeminence […]

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Genesis 41, 42

(continued from Sept.) c.  He keeps the faith. He is faithful in performing his new responsibilities as sent here by God. Two sons are born to him.  The first Manasseh, which means “causing to forget”, expressing that he could now forget the sting of being sold as a slave, since God was with him even […]

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Genesis 39-41

But God is faithful to His covenant. Notice the Name Jehovah in verses 7 and 10. a. Judah confesses his sin. Finds forgiveness and returns to the home of his father. b.Tamar is brought into the covenant line; the covenant family is preserved. c. From Perez king David is born. Ruth 4:18, 1 Chron. 2:5.  […]

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Genesis 37, 38

Jacob Goes to Egypt The history of Jacob now centers for a time about Joseph, chapters 37-41 Genesis 37: The lone warrior. Genesis 49:23 1. Joseph is bitterly hated by his brothers. Various reasons are given. a. Joseph brought the evil report of his brothers to his father. Was he with the sons of Bilhah […]

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Genesis 12,13, and 14

After the introduction of chapter 11, we are given the beginning of the history of Abraham which will continue on into chap­ter 25. Chapter 12 begins with the calling of Abram. This is evidently the second rendi­tion of the calling. The first had been given in Ur with the result that Abram and his father’s […]

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Charioteer

A Story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by Permission of the Eerdmans’ Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan   Stunned and speechless, Raanah stared at it fixedly, his face bloodless, his heart pounding.  Like a ghost from the past the image had returned to haunt him. He dropped the cursed idol as […]

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A Story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by Permission of the Eerdmans’ Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan   She was so mysteriously gay that some inkling of the truth caused Raanah to look at her sharply.  “Asenath!” he cried. She saw the agony in his face and her tender heart misgave […]

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A story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by Permission of the Eerdmans’ Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan   MISFORTUNE “Oh, Calah, I dare not think.  I am well nigh distracted.” “That is easy to see, but here comes Obal with a scribe, and he carries a scroll.” Raanah quickly stepped forward […]

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A Story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by permission of the Eerdmans’ Publ. Co.—Grand Rapids, Michigan.   THE PARADE Accid-Adab leaned against him and he wriggled out from under his weight.  He must get a grip on himself.  “I—I am not feeling well,” he gasped, but Accid-Adab ignored him. Raanah edged […]

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A Story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by permission of the Eerdmans’ Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan IN EGYPT As Raanah entered Egypt he was thrilled with its quaint beauty. The lingering loveliness of its white nights cast their spell upon him. In such a magnificent setting it seemed that the […]

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Charioteer – Book Review

Charioteer by Gertrude Eberle  This fast-moving story gives a picture of life at Joseph’s time.  Raanah, a heathen slave lad, was with the caravan which found Joseph at the pit.  Joseph and Raanah become fast friends as they shared the dangers and excitement of caravan life.  Together they become slaves of Potiphar and both rose […]

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A Story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by Permission of the Eerdman’s Publ. Co. Grand Rapids, Michigan   Chapter V THE SKIRMISH Egiba looked plainly relieved.  “How about you, lads?” he called jovially.  “We would have worried about you sooner had we time to think of it.  But what have you […]

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A Story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by Permission of the Eerdmans’ Publ. Co.—Grand Rapids, Michigan CHAPTER V The skirmish between the merchant company and the Shur outlaws soon blazed to white heat.  Because of the quick work of their scouts, the slaves had been able to kneel and tie the […]

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A Story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by Permission of the Eerdmans’ Publ. Co.   “Ah, ‘tis the vengeance of Ishtar,” Egiba exclaimed.  “He was cut down by a bolt from the sky.”  The merchantmen nodded and jabbered. Raanah was no less amazed than the others.  He had not touched the […]

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A story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by Permission of the Eerdmans’ Publ. Co.—Grand Rapids, Michigan   CHAPTER TWO As the merchantmen ate, speech shuttle cocked from one to another rapidly.  There was mystery in the air and they were all keyed up over it.  Accid-Adab could enlighten them and Egiba […]

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A Story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by permission of the Eerdman’s Publ. Co. Grand Rapids, Mich.   With the morning, Joseph felt much refreshed.  Before the sun began to color the eastern sky, the caravan turned into the roadway.  Raanah had tallowed Joseph’s feet to harden them; and as the […]

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A Story of Old in the Days of Joseph. Used by permission of the Eerdman’s Publ. Co. Grand Rapids, Mich.   Isme-Dagon stalked about rubbing his limbs.  “It would be small wonder,” he said, “if we had all been churned to butter or cheese on these jiggling animals.” Egiba gave a loud guffaw and his […]

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A Story of Old Egypt in the Days of Joseph. Used by permission of the Eerdman’s Publ. Co. Grand Rapids, Mich.   Like some fabled dragon, a long caravan of Ishmaelite merchantmen crawled around the low hills and through deep valleys on an ancient ribbon of roadway between Chaldea and Egypt.  It had crossed the […]

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