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Egypt, famous for its pyramids and the Nile River, was the first world power of Bible history. The Egyptian race, or Mitsui, is among the major ethnic groups mentioned in the Bible (Arnold, Bill T., et. al. 2016). They are considered a definite race from their neighbors, the Amazigh. In both biblical and historical narratives, ancient Egyptians considered themselves distinct people; there was nothing forbidden about a relationship between an Egyptian and a member of another race or faith. They were open to the idea of accepting a foreigner as an Egyptian, even allowing them to hold leadership roles within their nation. Egypt served as a refuge for Israelites. One final time in the Bible was with the baby Jesus when He and his parents fled Bethlehem to Egypt. How this information affects the interpretation of a Bible passage is that In Matthew 2:13-23, Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus of Nazareth, is visited by an angel in a dream, who tells him to take Mary and Jesus and go to Egypt to avoid Jesus being slain by King Herod. In the Book of Genesis

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