Leaders in Ancient Times

Joseph, Plato, and Alcibiades
  • Charles B. Strozier
  • Daniel Offer


The story of Joseph is one of the most fascinating, detailed, and complex stories in the Bible. Although no direct archaeological evidence relates the Israelites to Egypt, it is assumed that the Israelites who emmigrated from Canaan (Palestine) to Egypt in search of a more fruitful land were the Hyksos, Semitic tribes who invaded Egypt in 1730 B.C. and ruled Egypt for 150 years.


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  1. 1.
    Plato, Republic, trans. Paul Shorey, 2 volumes (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1963), II, 245–246.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ibid., 251.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Ibid., 255.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Ibid., 275.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Ibid., 287.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Ibid., 291.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Ibid., 301-303.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Ibid., 333.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Ibid., 335-337.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Ibid., 339.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Ibid., 343-345.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Ibid., 349.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Ibid., 353.Google Scholar
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    Plutarch, The Lives of The Noble Grecians and Romans, trans. John Dryden, (New York: Modern Library, 1964).Google Scholar
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    Ibid., 237.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., 244.Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Ibid., 257.Google Scholar
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    Ibid., 259.Google Scholar

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  • Charles B. Strozier
  • Daniel Offer

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