by Joseph, and therefore was not wholly without grateful
recollection of what he and his family had accomplished for
the welfare of Egypt. But his son and successor Malol,
together with his whole court, knew not the sons of Jacob
and their achievements, and they did not scruple to oppress
the Hebrews.

The final breach between them and the Egyptians took
place during the wars waged by Malol against Zepho, the
grandson of Esau. In the course of it, the Israelites had
saved the Egyptians from a crushing defeat, but instead of
being grateful they sought only the undoing of their benefactors,
from fear that the giant strength of the Hebrews
might be turned against them.[5]

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