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Genesis 43:32 So they served him by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians, who ate with him, by themselves; because the Egyptians could not eat bread with the Hebrews, for that is loathsome to the Egyptians.

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      32. Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination--The prejudice probably arose from the detestation in which, from the oppressions of the shepherd-kings, the nation held all of that occupation.

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Brief Summary: Jacob is persuaded to send Benjamin to Egypt, Joseph's brethren bow down to him, They all eat and drink together in Egypt.

Outline
1 Jacob is persuaded by his sons to send Benjamin
15 Joseph speaks with his brethren
31 Joseph makes his brothers a feast

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The Journeys of Abram and Lot

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Map of the Nile River and Egypt

Ancient Customs
Famine
balm
honey
spices
myrrh
nuts
almonds
the inn
made obeisance
EGYPTIAN MODE OF DINING
POSITION OF GUESTS AT TABLE
MODE OF DISTRIBUTING FOOD

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Ancient People
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Egyptians

Geography
Egypt
The land of Canaan

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The Tower of Babel
Abraham the First Hebrew
Isaac, Son of Promise
Jacob and the 12 Tribes
Joseph and Egypt