Duration of the Sojourn in Egypt
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The Training of a Statesman.
... The Biblical narratives apparently disagree regarding the duration of the
sojourn in Egypt. The reference in Gen.15:16, which, some ...
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Historical Criticism of MediƦval Amplifications.
... that a tradition of Ephraim's sojourn in Egypt, connecting him ... welcome as fact the
story of his sojourn in their ... but seventy days as the whole duration of the ...
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The Early Training of a Race.
... It is not strange that the data regarding the duration of the sojourn in the ... If the
Hebrews fled from Egypt about 1200, during the period of anarchy ...
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The Reaction against Egypt
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 5. <. ...
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The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
... of a Babylonish supremacy of long duration over the ... have rivalled Babylon in
magnificence and power: Egypt could boast of ... of man and to his long sojourn on the ...
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General Principles of Interpretation. 1 Since the Bible Addresses ...
... The same general principle applies to other difficulties"in the Old Testament, that
respecting the duration of the sojourn in Egypt, and other chronological ...
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The Life of Cassian.
... into this remote district during their first sojourn in Egypt ... in placing the two
visits to Egypt between 380 ... that it was of some considerable duration; and it ...
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Growth by Transplanting
... gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the ... They say that they are come
'to sojourn'"the verb from ... had the same idea of the short duration of their ...
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Authenticity and Credibility of the Pentateuch.
... as, for example, that of the duration of the ... it expressly enjoined kindness: "If
a stranger sojourn with thee in ... ye were strangers in the land of Egypt." Lev.19 ...
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... however, he left the land of his sojourn, a rich ... version they are not exactly in
Egypt, but near it ... the apparently conflicting estimates of the duration of the ...
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Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia
Duration of the Sojourn in Egypt

Moses says the "sojourning" of the children in Israel was four Hundred thirty years (Exodus 12:40,41), but he does not say they sojourned in Egypt all this time. Paul says that the law was four hundred thirty Years after the promise (Galatians 3:17). Both the Septuagint and Samaritan Pentateuch translate (Exodus 12:40): "Now the sojourning of the children and of their fathers, which they sojourned in the land of Canaan and in the land of Egypt was four hundred and thirty years" (Genesis 15:13). I regard as an expression in round numbers of the time that the Hebrews were to dwell in a strange land. Bear in mind That the Hebrews were strangers in the land of Canaan as elsewhere, Until they entered it under the leadership of Joshua. Abraham, Isaac, And Jacob were strangers in this land (Genesis 23:4-19; Acts 7:5; Hebrews 11:8,9). Abraham's seed--Isaac and Jacob--lived and died sojourners in strange Lands (Genesis 26:17-32; Genesis 35:27-29; Genesis 46:1-5; Genesis 47:28). The Hebrews sojourned two hundred fifteen years in Canaan and two hundred fifteen years in Egypt.

  1. It was twenty-five years from Abraham's entrance into Canaan to the birth of Isaac (Genesis 12:4,5; Genesis 21:5).
  2. It was sixty years from the birth of Isaac to the birth of Jacob (Genesis 25:26).
  3. It was one hundred thirty years from Jacob's birth to his introduction to Pharaoh. (25 + 60 + 130 = 215) (Genesis 47:1-9).
  4. It was two hundred fifteen years from Abraham's entrance into Canaan to Jacob's introduction to Pharaoh.
  5. It was four hundred thirty years from the promise to Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3) to the exodus or the giving of the law. (430 - 215 = 215) Exodus 12:40,41; Galatians 3:17).
  6. It was, therefore, two hundred fifteen years from Jacob's introduction to Pharaoh to the exodus.


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