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Safwat Marzouk, Ph.D.
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Safwat Marzouk, Ph.D. is an Assistant professor of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart Ind., and an ordained Presbyterian Pastor with the Synod of the Nile Egypt.

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The Exodus: A Christian Egyptian Perspective

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 5:37 PM

I was born and raised in Upper Egypt. The population of the village where I grew up was predominantly "Christian." My church had a daily program of Christian education for the children of the elementary and junior high school. Our Christian education teachers taught us the content of the Bible...

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Egypt as a Place of Refuge for Baby Jesus

(3) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 4:11 PM


The gospel according to Matthew tells a story about Jesus as a refugee child. Joseph, Mary and Jesus had to flee to Egypt seeking safety and security. Jesus's life was at risk; his survival was jeopardized because of a brutal massacre...

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How Do We Process Our Fears?

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 2:23 PM

Fear is the emotion that emerges out of anticipating a danger that threatens our well-being, whether that threat is real or imagined. Fear is natural. Fear is necessary. It enables us to live responsibly. Without fear we all would have been dead. Martha Nussbaum notes that "The removal...

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We Pray for the Future

(24) Comments | Posted August 16, 2013 | 5:56 PM

The Christian minority in Egypt pays a heavy price as the police disperse two sit-ins for the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. More than 40 churches were torched; Bible society shops were set on fire; houses and businesses owned by Christians were burnt on Aug. 14. Here is an...

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