I’ve been reading about Joseph in the Book of Genesis, and I had something of an epiphany. I realized that what is happening now to America follows a pattern that is almost 3,700 years old. But first, I need to set the stage for you.
It was about 1886 BC, and Shem – Noah’s son – had died just 72 years before. The memories of the Great Flood and the antediluvian age were fading. Civilizations were starting to really expand their borders. Political systems were in their infancy. Yoseph ben Ya’acov had just been elevated to Grand Vizier of Egypt, and he laid down one of the earliest systems of taxation in the history of mankind.