Ancient Israelites

Israelite Slaves In Egypt

The Ancient Israelites became slaves, and were oppressed in Egypt after Joseph died.

Exodus 1:6-8
(King James Version)

6. And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.

7. And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.

8. Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.


The new king made the Israelites slaves out of fear of a different ethnic group. Nothing new under the sun...

Exodus 1:9-10
(King James Version)

9. And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:

10. Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.


Even though the Egyptians made the lives of the ancient Israelites very hard the Israelites community continued to grow.

Exodus 1:11-14
(King James Version)

11. Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.

12. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.

13. And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:

14. And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.

Fear Caused The Ancient Israelites To Be Made Slaves

The new king made the Israelites slaves out of fear of a different ethnic group. Nothing new under the sun...

Exodus 1:9-10
(KJV)

9. And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:

10. Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.


Even though the Egyptians made the lives of the ancient Israelites very hard the Israelites community continued to grow.

Exodus 1:11-14

(King James Version)

11. Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.

12. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.

13. And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:

14. And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.


Since the hard labor did not stop the ancient Israelites from multiplying the king of Egypt decided to kill all the male babies.

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