Gen 47:13ff It is interesting that the Egyptians were Pharaoh's slaves before the Israelites were. They sold their animals first, then their land and themselves for grain, they had livestock but they probably couldn't feed the animals without grain.
Here's a random thought....How often do we sell ourselves for carbs when there is plenty of protein around! Eating a slice of cake or a cookie when we really need a healthy meal.
It seems like the land of Goshen was excluded Verse 27 "the Israelites acquired land and were fruitful and increased in numbers". We know that shepherds were seen as detestable in the Egyptians sight, so maybe this prejudice kept them under the radar in times of famine. They seemed to live more peaceful lives than the Egyptians. The seemingly powerful ones often have the most turmoil in life. Siobhan
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