BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 28, Day 2: Genesis 47:13-27

Summary of Genesis 47:13-27:

Egypt and Canaan spent all of their money to buy food. When they ran out of money, they asked Joseph what they should do. He said to bring their livestock in exchange for food. The people brought their horses, sheep, goats, cattle, and donkeys. This lasted for one year.

When the people ran out of livestock, all they had left was their land and themselves, so they sold their land and themselves as slaves to Pharaoh in exchange for food. The priests kept their land because they received a regular allotment of food from Pharaoh.

Jospeh gave the people seed so they could grow food, but since the land was Pharaoh’s now, they had to give one-fifth to Pharaoh as payment for use of the land. The Israelites settled in Egypt in Goshen. They acquired property and grew in prosperity and number.

BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 28, Day 2: Genesis 47:13-27

3) Sell food for money, sell food for livestock, sell food for servitude

4a) They obeyed and were grateful for Joseph saving their lives.

b) He saved people’s lives and the lives of his family. The Israelites settled in Egypt in Goshen. They acquired property and grew in prosperity and number.

5) They actually grew, prospered, and acquired land, while everyone else was selling everything they had to survive.

6a) Joseph had to make the tough decisions to save people’s lives and do what was right for Pharaoh.

b) To make the tough decisions to do what is right for the people.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 28, Day 2: Genesis 47:13-27

I had forgotten that this was how the Israelites became slaves; by selling themselves for food.

End Notes BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 28, Day 2: Genesis 47:13-27

Joseph did his job faithfully.

Pharaoh grew very, very rich because of the famine. Effectively, he controlled most of the known supply of money. He now owned all of the land, which must now have been overflowing with all the livestock he just purchased. This often happens in times of crisis; the government becomes richer while the common man becomes poorer and struggles to survive.

One-fifth of the land is a 20% tax land. Not bad considering the amount of taxes people pay around the world.

2 thoughts on “BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 28, Day 2: Genesis 47:13-27

  1. A lovely and comforting poem by David Romano
    When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

    When tomorrow starts without me
    And I’m not here to see
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me
     
    I wish you wouldn’t cry
    The Way you did today
    While thinking of the many things
    We did not get to say
     
    I know how much you love me
    As much as I love you
    Each time that you think of me
    I know you will miss me too
     
    When tomorrow starts without me
    Please try to understand
    That an angel came and called my name
    And took me by the hand
     
    The angel said my place was ready
    In heaven far above
    And That I would have to leave behind
    All those I Dearly Love
     
    But When I walked through Heaven’s Gates
    I felt so much at home
    When GOD looked down and smiled at me
    From his golden throne
     
    He said This Is Eternity
    And All I promised you
    Today for life on earth is done
    But Here it starts a new
     
    I promise no tomorrow
    For today will always last
    And Since each day’s the exact same way
    There is no longing for the past
     
    So When Tomorrow starts without me
    Do not think we’re apart
    For every time you think of me
    Remember I’m right here in your heart
     
    (Author: David M Romano)

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