Genesis chapter 46 Star Chart: Clockwise from when "Israel (Auriga) took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered (solar burnt) sacrifices unto the God (Cepheus) of his father Isaac" (46:1) after 43° hours till "they took their (Taurus) cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob (Auriga), and all his seed with him" (46:6) is 17° days later in 1661 B.C. Also 17° months till the end of the seven-year famine in 1656 B.C. Finally notice also that Jacob lived after this 17° years (Genesis 47:28) when "Joseph (Orion) shall put his hand upon thine (lunar) eyes" (46:4) to close them at death in 1644 B.C. Notice the wagon with lunar wheels and red radius canopy. Perhaps Jacob (Auriga) was embalmed inside a red radius pyramid temporarily also.

Israelites Segregated From Egyptians in Goshen

46:1 And Israel (Auriga) took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered (solar burnt) sacrifices unto the (Cepheus) God of his father Isaac.

2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.

3 And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:

4 I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph (Orion) shall put his hand upon thine (lunar) eyes.

The last tender office performed by the nearest relative. The promise is fulfilled; see Genesis 50:1.
this was a custom among the Greeks and Romans, as appears from Homer (Odyss. 11. ), Virgil (Aeneid. l. 9.), Ovid (Trist. l. 1. Eleg. 2), and other writers (Vid. Kirchman, de Funer. Rom. l. 1. c. 6. & Kipping. Rom. Antiqu. l. 4. c. 6. ); and so, among the Jews, Tobias is said to shut the eyes of his wife's father and mother, and to bury them honourably,"Where he became old with honour, and he buried his father and mother in law honourably, and he inherited their substance, and his father Tobit's.'' (Tobit 14:13)Of the Vulgate Latin version: Maimonides ( Hilchot Ebel, l. 4. sect. 1.) reckons this of closing the eyes of the dead, among the rites used towards them, and so in the Talmud (T. Bab. Sabbat, fol. 151. 2.): now by this expression Jacob was assured that Joseph was alive, and that he should live to see him, and that Joseph would outlive him, and do this last office for him; and, as Ben Melech observes, by this he had the good news told him that Joseph should remain behind him, to sustain and support his sons, and his sons' sons, all the years that he should live after him.

5 And Jacob (Auriga) rose up from Beersheba: and the (Gemini) sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little (Gemini) ones, and their (Gemini) wives, in the (Auriga) wagons (with lunar wheels) which (Cepheus) Pharaoh had sent to carry him.

6 And they took their (Taurus) cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob (Auriga), and all his seed with him:

7 His (Gemini) sons, and his (Gemini) sons' sons with him, his (Gemini) daughters, and his sons' (Gemini) daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.

8 And these are the names of the (Gemini) children of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob and his (Gemini) sons: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn.

9 And the (Gemini) sons of Reuben; Hanoch, and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carmi.

10 And the (Gemini) sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.

11 And the (Gemini) sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

12 And the (Gemini) sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zarah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the (Gemini) sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.

13 And the (Gemini) sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.

14 And the (Gemini) sons of Zebulun; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel.

15 These be the (Gemini) sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his (Gemini) sons and his (Gemini) daughters were thirty and three.

16 And the (Gemini) sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.

17 And the (Gemini) sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the (Gemini) sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.

18 These are the (Gemini) sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.

19 The (Gemini) sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.

20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born (Castor) Manasseh and (Pollux) Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.

21 And the (Gemini) sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.

22 These are the (Gemini) sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.

23 And the (Gemini) sons of Dan; Hushim.

Only one name is given. No list of Danites appears in 1 Chronicles 2-8.

24 And the (Gemini) sons of Naphtali; Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shillem.

25 These are the (Gemini) sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.

26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' (Gemini) wives, all the souls were threescore and six (66);

The number, therefore, of sixty-six must be regarded as the result of deducting four persons, presumably Er and Onan, and the “two souls born to Joseph in Egypt” (Genesis 46:20).

27 And the (Gemini) sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two (Gemini) souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten (70).

threescore and ten] LXX gives “threescore and fifteen,” which is followed in Acts 7:14. The additional five persons were the three grandsons and two great-grandsons born to Joseph in Egypt. Cf. Genesis 50:23; Numbers 26:28 ff.

28 And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

29 And Joseph (Orion) made ready his (Auriga) chariot, and went up to meet Israel (Auriga) his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his (lunar) neck, and wept on his (lunar) neck a good while.

30 And Israel (Auriga) said unto Joseph (Orion), Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.

Jacob lived after this seventeen years, Genesis 47:28.

31 And Joseph (Orion) said unto his (Gemini) brethren, and unto his father's house, I will go up, and shew Pharaoh (Cepheus), and say unto him, My (Gemini) brethren, and my father's house, which were in the land of Canaan, are come unto me;

32 And the (Gemini) men are shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed (Taurus) cattle; and they have brought their (Aries) flocks, and their (Taurus) herds, and all that they have (solar gold coins and lunar silver).

33 And it shall come to pass, when Pharaoh (Cepheus) shall call you, and shall say, What is your occupation?

34 That ye shall say, Thy (Gemini) servants' trade hath been about (Taurus) cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our (Gemini) fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the (Gemini) Egyptians.

Egyptian artists evincing the contempt in which they were held by frequently representing them as either lame or deformed, dirty and unshaven, and sometimes of a most ludicrous appearance (vide Wilkinson, 'Ancient Egyptians,' vol. 2. p. 444, ed. 1878).

He desired they might live separately, that they might be in the less danger both of being infected by the vices of the Egyptians and of being insulted by the malice of the Egyptians

About seventeen or eighteen centuries before the Christian era it is probable that the Hyksos, or shepherd kings, were masters of the southern part of the country, while a native dynasty still prevailed in lower Egypt. The religion of these shepherd intruders was different from that of the Egyptians which they treated with disrespect. They were addicted to the barbarities which are usually incident to a foreign rule. It is not surprising, therefore, that the shepherd became the abomination of Egypt.

God therefore, in his infinite wisdom, brought them into Egypt, and kept them there during this period, the only place where they could remain for so long a time safe and unconfounded with the natives, the ancient Egyptians being by numerous institutions forbidden all fellowship with strangers, and bearing besides a particular aversion to the profession of the Israelites, who were shepherds. Thus the natural dispositions of the Israelites, which in Egypt occasioned their superstitions, and in consequence the necessity of a burdensome ritual, would in any other country have absorbed them into Gentilism, and confounded them with idolaters.

this must be understood of foreign shepherds, the Egyptians having been greatly distressed by such, who either came out of Ethiopia, and lived by plunder and robbery ( Gaulmin. Not. in Dfore Hayamim, p. 267. ), or out of Phoenicia or Arabia; for, according to Manetho ( Apud Joseph. contr. Apion. l. 1. sect. 14.), it was said that they were Arabians or Phoenicians who entered into Egypt, burnt their cities, &c. and set up kings of their own, called their Hycsi, or pastor kings: and therefore Joseph might the rather fear his brethren and father's family would be the more contemptible in that they came from Canaan, which was near to Arabia and Phoenicia. The Hyksos (Amu) were the Amalekites (Ages in Chaos, Velikovski).

"There were Egyptian Pharaohs of Amalekite descent" (Historia anteislamica, ed. Fleischer, pp.17,179). Psalm 78:49 says, "He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath and indignation, and trouble, invasion of king-shepherds."

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