Israel in Egypt

The Lion of Hazor, 15th-14th Century BCE
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The Lion of Hazor, 15th-14th Century BCE

The Lion of Hazor (15th to 14th Century BCE) was found by Amnon Ben-Tor. Yigael Yadin found a life-size lion statue at Hazor in 1958, this one is possibly is his mate, used to flank the entrance of a Canaanite Temple. “Strata- The Pride of Hazor,” BAR Nov-Dec 1997. “Prize Finds; Big Game Hunting- The […]

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The Amarna Letters, 14th century BCE
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The Amarna Letters, 14th century BCE

Date- 14th century BCE Current Location- Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany Language and Script- Akkadian; cuneiform Amarna Letter 1 Amarna Letter 2 Biblical Verses- During his campaign through the land of Canaan, Joshua faced the same groups of chiefdoms as had been powerful two hundred years earlier, in the Amarna Period. Among them was the chiefdom […]

Israel in Egypt
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Israel in Egypt

Overview Moses and the Beginning of Yahwism- (Genesis 37- Exodus 4), Christine Hayes, Open Yale Courses (Transcription), 2006. Biblical History- From Abraham to Moses, c. 1850-1200 BCE, Steven Feldman, COJS. Primary sources Genesis 37-50 Exodus 1-4 Genesis 27- The Rivalry of Jacob and Esau, Texts and Traditions, ed. Lawrence H. Schiffman, Ktav Publishing House, Hoboken […]

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The Discovery of Moses, Rembrandt (1606-1669).
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The Discovery of Moses, Rembrandt (1606-1669).

The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe in the Nile, while her maidens walked along the Nile. She spied the basket among the reeds and sent her slave girl to fetch it. When she opened it, she saw that it was a child, a boy crying. She took pity on it and said, ‘This […]

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Jacob Blesses Joseph’s Sons, Rembrandt (1606-1669).
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Jacob Blesses Joseph’s Sons, Rembrandt (1606-1669).

When Joseph saw that his father was placing his right hand on Ephraim’s head, he thought it wrong; so he took hold of his father’s hand to move it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s. ‘Not so, father’, Joseph said to his father, ‘for the other is the first born; place your right hand on his […]

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Joseph Resists Temptation, Rembrandt (1606-1669).
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Joseph Resists Temptation, Rembrandt (1606-1669).

Photo courtesy of Gemaldeegalerie der Staatlichenn Museen, Berlin Photo courtesy of Rijks Museum, Amsterdam Sold by his brothers into slavery in Egypt, Joseph has risen in the ranks during his service in the house of Potiphar, a royal courtier. Joseph has gained the implicit trust of his master and been given the run of the […]

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Joseph’s Coat is Shown to Jacob, Rembrandt (1606-1669).
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Joseph’s Coat is Shown to Jacob, Rembrandt (1606-1669).

Then they took Joseph’s tunic, slaughtered a kid, and dipped the tunic in the blood. They had the ornamented tunic taken to their father, and they said, ‘We found this. Please examine it; is it your son’s tunic or not?’ He recognized it, and said, ‘My son’s tunic! A savage beast devoured him! Joseph was […]

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Joseph Is Sold by His Brothers, Rembrandt (1606-1669).
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Joseph Is Sold by His Brothers, Rembrandt (1606-1669).

When the Midianite traders passed by, they pulled Joseph up out of the pit. They sold Joseph for twenty pieces of silver to the Ishmaelites, who brought Joseph to Egypt. (Genesis 37-28) Rembrandt’s etching of the sale of Joseph portrays Joseph as a fearful child. He is being held by two of his brothers, perhaps […]

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Joseph Recounting His Dreams, Rembrandt (1606-1669).
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Joseph Recounting His Dreams, Rembrandt (1606-1669).

Once Joseph had a dream, which he told to his brothers; and they hated him even more. He said to them, ‘Hear this dream which I have dreamt.’ (Genesis 37-5-6) Rembrandt’s portrayal of this biblical scene artfully employs facial expressions to bring the text to life. Joseph, the central focus of the scene, is totally […]

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The Finding of Moses, Frederick Goodall (1822-1904).
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The Finding of Moses, Frederick Goodall (1822-1904).

 

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