The Bible Message without Patriarchy

Genesis 46, Israel Moves to Egypt; Confronting Those Who Twist the Bible to Support Their Racist or Sexist Views

July 5, 2020

In this podcast episode, we read portions of Genesis chapter 46 from the Berean Study Bible.  In this story, Israel and all of his family move to the land of Goshen in Egypt.  Unfortunately, a Bible commentary on this passage wrongly depicts racial segregation as God's will.  The author of the commentary similarly believed that God made women subordinate to men.  Today, this commentary and others like it are used to defend both racism and sexism.  Neither of these examples of social injustice reflect an accurate reading of the Bible, or the loving heart of God.

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