National Geographic : 1957 Dec
© National Geographic Society 837 "They Took... Their Goods... and Came into Egypt, Jacob, and All His Seed"-Genesis 46:6 Drought has stricken southern Canaan; the flocks of Jacob and his sons face starvation. A messenger brings word inviting the entire family to the Land of Goshen in Egypt, where Joseph, Jacob's favorite son, is prime minister. Woman at left grinds wheat. Oxen pull solid-wheeled carts loaded with Egyptian grain. Kids gambol on one of the goat-hair shelters, copied by the artist from today's Bedouin tents, since they probably differed little.