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Therefore, these Egyptologists claim, the Torah had no choice but to remain silent about ancient Egyptian practices. "And they sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for 20 pieces of silver; and they brought Joseph to Egypt" (Genesis ).

Not only are they wrong about when the Torah was composed and by Whom, these Egyptologists are also quite mistaken if they think there are no revelations to be found in the Torah reflecting ancient Egyptian life. In ancient times, just as in our day and age, prices slowly but steadily increased over the course of time.

"I am the Lord your God, who have brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery dus 20:2)" Egyptologists have expressed disappointment that almost nothing relating to ancient Egyptian life or culture can be gleaned from the Bible.

This has lead many, such as Egyptologist Donald Redford of Pennsylvania State University to disparagingly claim, "The Hebrew writer (of the Bible) was not so well acquainted with Egypt as has often been imagined." [2] For us, the lack of cultural references is quite understandable because the Torah is neither a history book nor an anthropological record of ancient societies but rather it is a guide for everyday life based on human nature and the spiritual loftiness of the Jewish soul and these elements are timeless.

[1] The experience of the Israelites in Egypt is so important to the centrality of Judaism that the Exodus from Egypt is mentioned in the very opening of the Ten Commandments.

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In fact the longer and more styled the beard, the greater the admiration. The king was depicted with a long tightly curled beard. Egyptians are rarely depicted with beards and those few times that they are depicted with facial hair, it is usually the pharaoh and not any of his subjects. And, behold, there came up from the river seven cows, fat and beautiful; and they fed in the reed grass.

In Egyptian tomb and temple depictions, enemies are often depicted with beards. And, behold, seven other cows came up after them, scrawny and very gaunt and thin, such as I have never seen in all the land of Egypt for badness.

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