My Journey: Filling the Gap

Well, looking into the 430 years and 400 years question was a bit of a detour, but one thing it did do was establish that, according to Scripture, the 430 years counts from when @Avrähäm entered the land of Kenaøan and the benê-Yisrä@ël left Mitsräyim. The importance of that was I now had a running count for the ICB in which to fit all the events between the two anchor events.

Now, the next step was to fill in the years between the death of Lëwî and the Exodus. The Bible gives only a few life years during that time, but there are at least two life year dates that gave me a starting point: Möshëh was 80 years old when he stood before Parøôh and @Aárön was 83 years old (Exodus 7.7).

Click here to read the story of how I filled in the rest of the 430 years in the ICB Chronology.

Grace and peace to you,

Dori

My Journey: A Question of 430 years

After solving the logic puzzle of the birth order of Yaøáqöv’s sons, I could now plug Lëwî’s death into the ICB chart, which took the chart to the 307th year since @Avrähäm entered Kenaøan. Unfortunately, Scripture did not record when Lëwî’s son Qehäth was born in relation to Lëwî’s age or anything else. So, I really couldn’t take this any further forward using life years.

Was there something that would take me further?

Well, knowing how many years passed between @Avrähäm entering Kenaøan and the next big event, the Exodus, would be helpful. I could then use Möshëh’s age at the Exodus recorded in Scripture to count backwards and see where that put the Chronology.

Exodus 12.40-41 gives a summary count of years.

And the time of the dwelling of the sons of Israel, which they dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. And it happened, from the end of four hundred and thirty years, it happened on this day, all the armies of Jehovah went out from the land of Egypt. (Green[1])

Well, that seems pretty straightforward. The benê-­Yisrä@ël spent 430 years in Mitsräyim. But then, Rûãch @Élöhîm nudged me to look a little deeper.

At this point, Rûãch @Élöhîm led me to watch a documentary on Dr. David Rohl’s research into locating Biblical events and people in time, Pharaohs and Kings: A Biblical Quest[2]. Similar to Heinrich Schliemann who believed the Troy of Homer’s Iliad had actually existed, Dr. Rohl took the Biblical account at face value. While his findings are still not accepted by mainstream Egyptologists or Biblical scholars, I found what he had to say about Exodus 12.40 very informative.

Click here to go to the story of the 430 Years.

[1] Green, Jay P., sr.  Holy Bible:  KJ3 Literal Translation. Mulberry, IN: SGP Books.  2010, 1170p.

[2] Rohl, David M.  Pharaoahs and Kings:  A Biblical Quest.  (A Test of Time:  The Bible from Myth to History).  New York:  Crown Publishers, Inc.  1995, 425p.

Side Trip: YHWH ‘s Promise to Däwid

I went down this side trip rather late in my journey. I wouldn’t say I found anything earth-shattering on this side trip. But, being a romantic and knowing that YHWH @Élöhîm is a romantic too, it was just something I had wondered about. So, I chased the story down.

How YHWH @Élöhîm (LORD God) Kept His Promise to Däwid

Grace and peace to you,

Dori