Was he and his family considered not true Israelites and rejected?
Before his death, the patriarch Jacob not only specially "adopts" Joseph's two boys and makes them the chief inheritors of the birthright blessings received by his grandfather Abraham, he gives them the blessing of representing the family name ISRAEL (see Genesis 48)! And lest you take from their daughters for your sons (marriages), and their daughters go whoring after THEIR gods and make your sons go whoring after THEIR gods (Exodus , 14-16, HBFV)To whom is God giving the above warning?
Scripture states, "also a mixed multitude went up with them" (Exodus ), meaning that MANY non-Israelites (Egyptians, people from various countries who were also slaves, etc.) left Egypt under the leadership of Moses. He was warning against inter RELIGIOUS matrimony, meaning marriages between those who believe and follow HIM with those who do not!
Did God warn them to not intermix with or marry anyone of another nation (Egyptians, Philistines, Hittites, Amorites, etc.) in order to maintain this purity?
This short article will examine a few of the assumptions and conclusions made by those who firmly believe God does not approve of interracial "mixing." Perhaps the greatest assumption made by those who thunder that interracial dating is wrong is that the Israelites had a "pure" heredity which God wanted them to maintain.
The Bible shows, however, that the group who left Egyptian bondage was anything but pure genetically.
Joseph is one of the many sons of Jacob (renamed Israel).
Brothers who are envious of him sell him into slavery at an early age.
Does the Bible permit or forbid interracial dating and marriage?Were the ancient Israelites racially "pure" when they left Egyptian bondage?