Hale, Edward Everett. "Hands Off"
Divergence: c 1700 BCE
What if: Joseph was not sold into slavery in Egypt.
Summary: A godling discovers the implications of altering an event, as he watches the Phoenicians take over the Mediterranean.
Published: In Harper's, March 1881; Hands Off, J.S. Smith 1895; Our Christmas in a Palace, publ. unknown; Works, Vol. 2, publ. unknown; Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Fantasy of the 19th Century (eds. Isaac Asimov, Charles G. Waugh and Martin H. Greenberg), Beufort 1982 (0825300991); and Alternative Histories: Eleven Stories of the World as It Might Have Been (eds. Charles G. Waugh and Martin H. Greenberg), q.v.
Original in: English.
Translation: Italian by Nicola Fantini as "Giù le mani", in I mondi del possibile (ed. Piergiorgio Nicolazzini), q.v.