Was he and his family considered not true Israelites?
Before his death, the patriarch Jacob specially "adopts" Joseph's two boys and makes them the chief inheritors of the birthright blessings received by his grandfather Abraham!
This is exactly what happened in Israel, according to Malachi .
The 34th chapter of Exodus delineates the creation of a second set of stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments.
The first set was broken by Moses when, as he was coming down Mount Sinai, he saw the Israelites worshipping a pagan god (Exodus 32). Who is being given the above "interracial" warning?
By the time of the Exodus, the tribe of Ephraim could muster 40,500 fighting males and Manasseh had 32,200 men who could go to war (Numbers - 35).
Some who study the topics of interracial dating and marriage often overlook the fact that God did not restrict who could and could not leave Egypt in the Exodus.
Question: "What does the Bible say about interracial marriage?
" Answer: The Old Testament Law commanded the Israelites not to engage in interracial marriage (Deuteronomy 7:3–4).
However, the reason for this command was not skin color or ethnicity. The reason God commanded against interracial marriage for the Jews was that people of other races were worshippers of false gods.
The Israelites would be led astray from God if they intermarried with idol worshippers, pagans, or heathens.
An interracial couple may face discrimination and ridicule, and they should be prepared to respond to such prejudice in a biblical manner.
“There is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him” (Romans ).
For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? The Bible never says that interracial marriage is wrong.