LDS by Author Mark E Petersen Joseph of Egypt

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Joseph of Egypt

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As Charles Dickens might have said, it was the best of times and the worst of times in Egypt when Joseph, one of  the twelve sons of Jacob, was sold into bondage

And as he might have said further, it was a time of light  and of darkness, of hope and yet of despair.

Egypt at that time was a land of confusion, of political upheaval, of scheming and intrigue and conquest. It was a time of prosperity for the rich minority and yet of extreme poverty for the masses. Although there was no caste system  such as existed in India, for example, there was a wide, wide gulf between the very poor and the very rich.

Egypt has been a land of mystery for centuries. It was so in the time of Joseph. It was afflicted with many uncertainties, too. Its economy was determined by its dependence upon the great Nile River, which was as fickle as the desert  winds. If good rains came in the direction of Ethiopia, Egypt had good crops; if not, famine became the companion of countless peasants. If the rains were too heavy, floods resulted. If they were too light, the hot winds from the desert seemed to consume what little growth there was. Rain was almost unknown in the valleys of that 4,000-mile river.

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