Covenant and Redemption
Joseph and brothers were a relatively small group. Exodus 1:8 "a new king who did not know Joseph."
Hyksos – rulers ca. 1800 started conquering people. Settled in Egypt about 200 years. Amenhotep’s ancestors came to power; Hapiru were a threat on Egypt’s borders.
Goshen, between the Nile River and the Sea of Reeds in the Nile Delta – where Joseph settled – was the Scripps Ranch of Egypt.
By 1300 Hebrews were fully enslaved – like us, they quested for security! Habiru / Hapiru were the same race; some went back to Canaan.
Hyksos sort of came from the Hittites.
Hebrews think in WHOLES!!!!! Religious and secular sectors interpenetrate and are congruent.
"Palestine" is a Syrian word.
"Something of the harem thing was going on."
Amenhotep was a pharaoh who stopped worshiping his ancestral gods and instead set up a temple to Ra: Ra was the only god!!!!! Here we have the possibility of monotheism.
Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law = Reuel.
Exodus 2:24 – God heard their cry!!!