Genesis ended on a high with Joseph 2ic in Egypt and his family, the kernel of the nation of Israel in a privileged position.
But Joseph’s generation passes, and as the people thrive and the regime changes, xenophobia, or more specfically the world’s first anti semitism policy takes hold.
They are enslaved and cruel policies are introduced to have the baby boys killed.
God inspires and rewards kindness on the part of midwives charged with implementing the infanticide. Israel continues to thrive.
The entire Egyptian population are encouraged to throw Israel’s male babies into the river on sight.
I love how god is in the kindness and mercy of the individual midwives’ passive protest. That is who I believe in.