ancient Egypt, Book of Abraham studies, Moses, ancient Prophets, ancient diversity
Egypt has a long history of exchange and contact with a variety of people. Ancient people of diverse ethnic backgrounds made their way into Egypt—whether as war captives, mercenaries, merchants, invading armies, members of diplomatic parties, refugees, or simple migrants—bringing with them their language and culture. One such group was the ancient Jews, whose enslavement at the hands of “a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph” (Ex. 1:8), and exodus under the prophetic leadership of Moses may be the best-remembered incident of a Hebrew presence in Egypt, but it was not the only one.
Smoot, Stephen O. and Muhlestein, Kerry
"Prophets, Pagans, and Papyri,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 61:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol61/iss2/6