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We are shepherds

No, not cool cowboys, more like Gypsies:

Would you want nomads like that party in your royal palace? Well Pharaoh didn’t. Egyptians thought that the wandering shepherds from the east were inferior and did not like to mix with them. Joseph wanted to tell the king that his brothers were shepherds so the king would give them their own area apart from Egypt’s main population further up the river. How might this decision have impacted their new life in Egypt?