Pax Hart

Genesis 46: Jacob Goes to Egypt

A monumental chapter as the entire tribe of Abraham is replanted in Egypt where they will live for the next 400 years, most of that time as slaves once the generation of Joseph is dead.

God speaks directly to Jacob:

1 So Israel set out with all that was his, and when he reached Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

And God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, “Jacob! Jacob!”

“Here I am,” he replied.

“I am God, the God of your father,” he said. “Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph’s own hand will close your eyes.”

Until Moses, this might be the last time anyone hears from God in 400 years.