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No portion of the Old Testament has a richer Egyptian coloring than the story of Joseph.

C.) and the Second Intermediate Period (1786-1570 B. However, before narrowing down our dates for Joseph any more, let us first survey these two periods.

The Middle Kingdom was one of Egypt’s three greatest ages (Hayes, 1964) (Aling, 1981).

They resided in a capital city called Avaris; later in Egyptian history this city would be re-named “Rameses” after the great king Rameses II (1290–1223 BC).

Another misconception about the Hyksos concerns their name.

The final rulers of the Twelfth Dynasty (including one female king) were weak.

As central authority broke down, so did control of Egypt’s borders with Syria-Palestine.

The most important king of the 12th Dynasty was Sesostris III (1878–1843 BC).

He renewed the efforts to conquer Nubia, and was successful. Sesostris III also instituted great administrative reforms. These officials had been a thorn in the side of the Pharaohs all through the 12th Dynasty.

He died by assassination, but not before he had associated his son Sesostris I with him on the throne as coregent.

Sesostris in his long reign (1971–1928 BC) campaigned with success in northern Nubia and built at no less than 35 sites in Egypt.

The Second Intermediate Period, or as it is sometimes called, “the Hyksos Period,” was not a time of greatness for Egypt.