Genesis 46:34, Why did the Egyptians hate sheep?

Question: Why did the Egyptians hate sheep? Answer: It is not certain why the Egyptians hated shepherds, there are many different theories. One thought is that it was a cleanliness issue, that sheep and shepherds were unclean. Another thought is that shepherds were hated because Egypt had been attacked and invaded by shepherds, though this may have happened later in history. In the end, we really do not know why they considered shepherds an abomination. -PJ

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