Sunday, July 29, 2012

1 in 10,000,000,000


  1. Of course it had to be in Goshen...

    According to the Joseph narrative in the Book of Genesis, the sons of Israel who were living in Hebron, experienced a severe famine that lasted seven years. Since word was that Egypt was the only kingdom able to supply food, the sons of Israel journeyed there to buy goods. In the second year of famine,[1] the Vizier of Egypt, Joseph,[2][3] invited the sons of Israel to live in Egyptian territory. They settled in the country of Goshen.[4] Goshen is described as the best land in Egypt, suitable for both crops and livestock. It has been suggested that this location may have been somewhat apart from Egypt, because Genesis 46:34 states, "Ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians." After the death of Joseph and those of his generation, the following generations of Israelites had become populous in number. The Egyptians feared potential integration or takeover, so they enslaved the Israelites and took away their privileges. The Egyptians forced them to build store-cities at Pithom, Raamses and Heliopolis (On).

    Centuries later, Moses was called to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, from the Goshen to Succoth,[5] the first waypoint of the Exodus. They pitched at 41 locations crossing the Nile Delta, to the last station being the plains of Moab.[6]

  2. Goshen? Like in GOSH-en tribute at the opening ceremony??