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Egyptian history tells of a foreign born slave, given the name Zaphenath-Paneah.

Egypt pyramids

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Even though he was a foreign slave, his wisdom and actions saved the entire nation of Egypt. So he was made second-in-command of all Egypt.

His extended family were given special land and honour in Egyptian society, and a great bond developed.

Four hundred years later Egyptian society had forgotten all about Zaphenath and his heroic actions. His people were racially vilified and nearly systematically executed by the Egyptians. Four hundred years – it’s not that long! How did they forget?

We’ve only been in Australian for 200 years and already we’ve forgotten who and what got us to this place as a society.

If you know who Zaphenath-Panea is, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If not you might want to read some of Genesis, starting at chapter 37.

Paul Clark’s musings can be heard on radio across Australia and at



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