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Old 04-18-2012, 10:01 AM
 
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I am curious if any of you believe the Biblical Joseph, the son of Jacob (AKA Israel) was in Egypt?

Is lack of evidence proof he never was in Egypt and that the writers of the Bible just made up the story of Joseph being a leader in Egypt?

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Old 04-18-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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Yes. I believe he was. How much real evidence is there for any Prime Minister of Egypt?

But since you asked: Joseph's Tomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I would encourage you to use Google. It is a helpful tool.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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Like "father" of Jesus Joseph? Im not familiar with the biblical tale, but I did read Christ the Lord out of Egypt. And believer or not, I am well aware that Jesus was a real person and thus based on what I have read of the bible and what I have read in various books, I would tend to believe that Jesus and his entire family lived in Egypt for a time.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:12 AM
 
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Yes. I believe he was. How much real evidence is there for any Prime Minister of Egypt?

But since you asked: Joseph's Tomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I would encourage you to use Google. It is a helpful tool.
While Google is a helpful tool, and wikipedia can very often provide a jumping off point, Wikipedia is, without finding additional evidence (though citing sources makes that easier), deemed completely untrue. Any person can add or take away from Wiki, if they sign up to be a contributor. So any information taken from Wiki should be heavily reviewed and a backup source of legitimate information needs to be sourced.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:15 AM
 
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Like "father" of Jesus Joseph? Im not familiar with the biblical tale, but I did read Christ the Lord out of Egypt. And believer or not, I am well aware that Jesus was a real person and thus based on what I have read of the bible and what I have read in various books, I would tend to believe that Jesus and his entire family lived in Egypt for a time.
I am talking about the Joseph who was the immediate son of Jacob (AKA Israel), Genesis 37 to 50 inclusive.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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I am curious if any of you believe the Biblical Joseph was in Egypt?
Where would you expect to find such historical evidence other than in the Bible. I absolutely believe it.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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Like "father" of Jesus Joseph? Im not familiar with the biblical tale, but I did read Christ the Lord out of Egypt. And believer or not, I am well aware that Jesus was a real person and thus based on what I have read of the bible and what I have read in various books, I would tend to believe that Jesus and his entire family lived in Egypt for a time.
Joseph was someone in the Old Testament that was sold into slavery by his brothers, who were jealous of him. His father favored him over them. He eventually reached the position of Prime Minister of Egypt through a series of events. I encourage you to read about him -- Genesis 37-50. He eventually saved his family and ultimately the nation of Israel by giving them a place to move to (Egypt) during a time of famine. Years later, we have the story of Moses and the Exodus as the Israelites leave Egypt after they had been enslaved by a bad pharoah that didn't remember the treaty that was arranged to have them live there.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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Story of Prophet Yusuf/Joseph (pbuh)

This is the most detailed and fascinating story in the Quran, involving both human weaknesses such as jealousy, hatred, pride, passion, deception, intrigue, cruelty, and terror as well as noble qualities such as patience, loyalty, bravery, nobility, and ...Story of Prophet Yusuf/Joseph (pbuh)
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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The Quran was written around 610 some A.D. It is not the "proof" I was looking for.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:27 AM
 
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Where would you expect to find such historical evidence other than in the Bible. I absolutely believe it.
An archeological find would be helpful.
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