Jewish Infiltration in Genesis and Exodus

There is no better illustration of the story of Jewish infiltration then in Genesis and Exodus of the Bible.

Book of Genesis

Genesis is the first book of the Hebrew Bible. The last third of Genesis discusses the story of Joseph in Egypt. Joseph is one the sons of Jacob. Jacob is also known as Israel. His twelves sons represent the Twelve Tribes of Israel.

In chapter 37, Joseph is envied by his brothers. They resent him and are jealous of him because their father, Jacob, respects him more than any of his other sons. Joseph also tells his brothers that he had a dream and that his dream was that he ruled over all of his other brothers. Because of this they wanted to kill him. But their other brother Judah prevented them from doing this. Instead the brothers decided to sell Joseph as a slave to the Egyptians.

In chapter 39, Potiphar, an official to the Pharaoh (or King of Egypt) purchased Joseph from a trader. Joseph pleased Potiphar. He pleased him so much that Potiphar trusted Joseph in charge of his household.

39:4-6 Joseph found favour in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned.

From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the LORD blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the LORD was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field.

So he left in Joseph’s care everything he had; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate.

Later in the chapter, Potiphar’s wife tries to con Joseph into having sex with her. He refused and she lies to her husband that Joseph was sleeping with her. Potiphar is enraged and sends Joseph to prison. While in prison, Joseph earns the trust of the warden. He is puts Joseph in charge of everything.

39:20-23 Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison, the place where the Pharaoh’s prisoners were confined. But while Joseph was there in the prison,

the LORD was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favour in the eyes of the prison warder. So the warder put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there.

The warder paid no attention to anything under Joseph’s care, because the LORD was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.

In chapter 40, two of the Pharaoh’s (King) official, the cupbearer and the baker, ends up in prison for wrongdoing. They each had a dream and couldn’t understand the meaning of them. They then asked Joseph. Joseph interprets their dreams and he tells the cupbearer that he would be restored on the third day. Joseph tells the baker that would die at the hands of the King. So the third day came up and the Pharaoh gave a feast for his officials because it was his birthday. Just as correctly interpreted Joseph, the cupbearer was restored and the baker was killed.

In chapter 41, two years had passed and the Pharaoh had a two dreams. One of the dreams was that there was seven good ears of corn and seven bad ears of corn. The bad corned devoured the good corn. The Pharaoh couldn’t understand the dream and neither could anybody else. The cupbearer eventually came forward and told the Pharaoh that Joseph was good at interpreting dreams. The Pharaoh then got Joseph out of prison and asked him for his interpretation. Joseph told the Pharaoh that the dream meant that Egypt would have seven good years of harvest followed by seven years of famine.

41:28-30 “It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land.

Joseph advised the Pharaoh on a plan to save his country. He was to store up the produce during the good years so that they would be prepared for the bad years. The Pharaoh was so impressed by this plan that he made Joseph in charge of everything:

41:39-44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no-one so discerning and wise as you. You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.”

So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.”

Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.

He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command, and men shouted before him, “Make way!” Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.

Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, but without your word no-one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt.”

Just as predicted by Joseph, Egypt had seven good years of harvest  followed by famine. The famine was severe not just in Egypt but worldwide. Joseph sold grains to the starving countries.

41:57 And all the countries came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe in all around the  world.

In chapter 42, Joseph’s brothers (sons of Israel) came to Egypt because they too were starving. They purchased grain from Joseph. Though Joseph recognized his brothers they didn’t recognized him. Joseph slips the money they use to pay him back into their sacks.

42:25 Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain, to put each man’s silver back in his sack, and to give them  provisions for their journey.

As the brother left for Canaan, their home, they were astonished when they discovered in their sacks that their money had been returned. They thought it was a mistake.

In chapters 43 and 44, the brothers returned back for more grain because they were starving. They took two pieces of money (silver), one for the current helping and one to repay for the previous one. Their father Jacob tells them:

43:12 Take double the amount of silver with you, for you must return the silver that was put back into the mouths of your sacks. Perhaps it was a mistake.

Again Joseph slips their money back into their sacks and wants none of it.

In chapter 45, Joseph finally reveals himself to his brothers. They were frightened, because they knew that they did Joseph wrong by selling him into slavery. But Joseph forgives his fellow brothers and tells them that they could all move their families to Egypt.

45:17-20 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Do  this: Load your animals and return to the land of Canaan, and bring your father and your families back to me. I will  give you the best of the land of Egypt and you can enjoy  the fat of the land.’

“You are also directed to tell them, ‘Do this: Take some carts from Egypt for your children and your wives, and get your father and come.
Never mind about your belongings, because the best of all Egypt will be yours.’”

45:23 And this is what he sent to his father (Jacob/Israel): ten donkeys loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and other provisions for his journey.

In chapters 46 and 47, Joseph’s father and all of Joseph’s brothers and their families packed up and moved. They got to live in the best parts of Egypt.

47:5,6 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Your father and your  brothers have come to you, and the land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and your brothers in the best part of the land. Let them live in Goshen. And if you know of any among them with special ability, put them in charge of my own livestock.”

47:11 So Joseph settled his father and his brothers in Egypt  and gave them property in the best part of the land, the  district of Rameses, as Pharaoh directed.

Joseph essentially served as the middlemen in collecting transactions during his time.

47:13,14 There was no food, however, in the whole region because the famine was severe; both Egypt and Canaan wasted away because of the famine.

Joseph collected all the money that was to be found in Egypt and Canaan in payment for the grain they were buying, and he brought it to Pharaoh’s palace.

However, each transaction Joseph conducted with the Egyptian people resulted in him taking more from them in return for less. The people were being reduced to poverty without knowing it. When the Egyptians ran out of money, they had to sell their belongings.

47:16 When the money of the people of Egypt and Canaan was gone, all Egypt came to Joseph and said, “Give us food. Why should we die before your eyes? Our money is used up.” “Then bring your livestock,” said Joseph. “I will sell you food in exchange for your livestock, since your money is gone.”

That was not it. The famine was so severe the Egyptians had to come back to Joseph once again. They were forced to sell their land.

47:19-21 Why should we perish before your eyes — we and our land as well? Buy us and our land in exchange for food, and we with our land will be in bondage to Pharaoh. Give us seed so that we may live and not die, and that the land may not become desolate.”

So Joseph bought all the land in Egypt for Pharaoh. The Egyptians, one and all, sold their fields, because the famine was too severe for them. The land became Pharaoh’s, and Joseph reduced the people to servitude, from one end of Egypt to the other.

While the citizens of Egypt were suffering, the Israelites lived in prosperity.

47:27 Now the Israelites settled in Egypt in the region of Goshen. They acquired property there and were fruitful and increased greatly in number.

Though few are familiar with the story that was just described many are familiar with the story of the enslavement of the Israelites by Egypt as told in the Book of Exodus. The reason for this is because the churches and the media continue to pump out the age old line that the Jews are the world’s most persecuted people and unfairly so. Christians would do well to examine Genesis before reaching that conclusion. All they need to do is read the thing because it right in front of their eyes. Even Wikipedia suggested that the the Jews acted as a fifth column in Egypt:

Once there, the Israelites begin to grow in number. Egypt’s Pharaoh, fearful that the Israelites could be a fifth column, forces the Israelites into slavery and orders that all newborn boys be thrown into the Nile.

The Book of Exodus continues where Genesis left off. At the end of Genesis, the generation of Jacob (Israel) and his sons (12 tribes) died off. In chapter 1 of Exodus, the descendants of Jacob continued to live in prosperity in Egypt.

1:7 the Israelites were fruitful and multiplied greatly and became exceedingly numerous, so that the land was filled with them.

The old King of Egypt had passed away and a new generation of leaders were in power. The people and the king had become wary of Jewish power and realized they were being duped. They decided to punish them.

1:9-11 “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become much too numerous for us.

Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.”

So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labour, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh.

But the Israelites were a tough force to deal with.

1:12,13 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly.

Obviously hard labor was not something the Jews were used to doing.

1:14 They made their lives bitter with hard labour in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields.

In chapter 2, Moses was born. In chapter 3, god tells Moses that he will threaten the king of Egypt with force to free his people. In the meantime the Jews will transfer more wealth out of the Egyptian’s hands.

3:20-22 So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go.

And I will make the Egyptians favourably disposed towards this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed.

Every woman is to ask her neighbour and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians.”

In chapters 4-6, god tells Moses that he guide him along in rescuing his people from bondage and that they will be returned back to Canaan. Through the power of god, Moses will display his wizardry, such as turning a staff into a serpent, to the king.

In chapters 7-11, Moses and Aaron (brother of Moses) through god orders a succession of ten plagues on Egypt to get the king to free the Jews.

Plague 1

7:20, 21 Moses and Aaron did just as the LORD had commanded. He raised his staff in the presence of Pharaoh and his officials and struck the water of the Nile, and all the water was changed into blood.

The fish in the Nile died, and the river smelled so bad that the Egyptians could not drink its water. Blood was everywhere in Egypt.

Plague 2

8:1-4 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and  say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me. If you refuse to let them go, I  will plague your whole country with frogs.

The Nile will teem with frogs. They will come up into your palace and your bedroom and onto your bed, into the houses of your officials and on your people, and into your ovens  and kneading troughs. The frogs will go up on you and your people and all your officials.

Plague 3

8:16, 17 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron,  ‘Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the ground,’ and throughout the land of Egypt the dust will become gnats.”

They did this, and when Aaron stretched out his hand with the staff and struck the dust of the ground, gnats came upon men and animals. All the dust throughout the land of Egypt became gnats.

Plague 4

8:24 And the LORD did this. Dense swarms of flies poured into Pharaoh’s palace and into the houses of his officials, and throughout Egypt the land was ruined by the flies.

Plague 5

9:1-4 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.”

If you refuse to let them go and continue to hold them back, the hand of the LORD will bring a terrible plague on your livestock in the field — on your horses and donkeys and camels and on your cattle and sheep and goats.

But the LORD will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and that of Egypt, so that no animal belonging to  the Israelites will die.’”

Plague 6

9:8, 9 Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Take handfuls of soot from a furnace and have Moses toss it into the air in the presence of Pharaoh.

It will become fine dust over the whole land of Egypt, and festering boils will break out on men and animals throughout the land.”

Plague 7

9:23-25 When Moses stretched out his staff towards the sky, the LORD sent thunder and hail, and lightning flashed down to the ground. So the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt;

hail fell and lightning flashed back and forth. It was the  worst storm in all the land of Egypt since it had become a nation.

Throughout Egypt hail struck everything in the fields — both men and animals; it beat down everything growing in  the fields and stripped every tree.

Plague 8

10:13-15 So Moses stretched out his staff over Egypt, and the LORD made an east wind blow across the land all that day and all that night. By morning the wind had brought the locusts;

they invaded all Egypt and settled down in every area of the country in great numbers. Never before had there been such  a plague of locusts, nor will there ever be again.

They covered all the ground until it was black. They devoured all that was left after the hail — everything  growing in the fields and the fruit on the trees. Nothing  green remained on tree or plant in all the land of Egypt.

Plague 9

10:22, 23 So Moses stretched out his hand towards the sky,  and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days.

No-one could see anyone else or leave his place for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light in the places where they lived.

Plague 10

11:4-7 So Moses said, “This is what the LORD says: ‘About midnight I will go throughout Egypt.

Every firstborn son in Egypt will die, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits on the throne, to the firstborn son of the slave girl, who is at her hand mill, and all the firstborn of the cattle as well.

There will be loud wailing throughout Egypt — worse than there has ever been or ever will be again.

But among the Israelites not a dog will bark at any man or animal.’ Then you will know that the LORD makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.

Plague 10 was significant because this is where the story of Passover came from. The Israelites were instructed to place blood around the doorways of their homes to let god know that an Israelite was there and to pass over their homes while He struck down all the firstborn males of Egypt. Because of this, in chapter 12, the king finally succumbed and let the Jews go but not before they plundered more of the Egyptian’s wealth.

12:31-37 During the night Pharaoh summoned Moses and  Aaron and said, “Up! Leave my people, you and the  Israelites! Go, worship the LORD as you have requested. Take your flocks and herds, as you have said, and go. And also bless me.”

The Egyptians urged the people to hurry and leave the country. “For otherwise,” they said, “we will all die!” So the people took their dough before the yeast was added, and carried it on their shoulders in kneading troughs wrapped in clothing.

The Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold and for clothing. The LORD had made the Egyptians favourably disposed towards the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered the Egyptians. The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Succoth. There were about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children.

The Israelites were in Egypt for 430 years.

12:40, 41 Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt was 430 years. At the end of the 430 years, to the very day, all the LORD’s divisions left Egypt.

Summary

This story of Joseph in Genesis and Exodus can be summed up as the Jews coming into your country as poor downtrodden people (as a slave) being kicked out for “no good reason.” They appear as good honest people and of great benefit to society. The host leaders trust them. The host people trust them. With the trust they earned, the Jews are allowed more freedom and more control as they con their way into power. Some  are suspicious of the Jews (told in the story of the Pharoah’s wife in Genesis 39), but the Jews nevertheless remain in society. The Jews eventually suck the wealth and power out of the Gentiles and the country is reduced to poverty. The Gentiles are now at the mercy of the Jews, who during that time have become rich. In the meantime, Jews from other parts of the world have flocked there to enjoy the prosperity. The Gentiles are reduced to slavery and begin to wake up. They grow suspicious and revolt. The Jews leave but not before completely destroying the Gentiles (the Ten Plagues in Exodus) and making a breadbasket out of them. The Jews meanwhile are able to make out with their wealth and to start the process all over again in a different country.

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