God has an Accounting System for Time that is always used every time He dates something anywhere in Bible, and by that system, you get an absolute chronology from Adam through Christ. So there's this incredible divergence over the Exodus Date, and all of the divergence just ignores what Bible has to say. It's shocking, since a whole lot of time and effort has gone into trying to date the Exodus by Bible-lovers and Bible-haters, alike.God's Accounting System for Time is the third link at utmost pagetop, aka (click here). That webpage is lengthy, verses are furnished, and the whole thing is testable. The evidence from Egypt provides almost no support for such dating, and in Canaan it raises as many questions as it answers (Bimson 1978). The scriptural search for the Exodus gets stuck in a plethora of numbers, usually leading back to the fifteenth century. The last year of Ahab (I Kings ) was 853 (Thiele 19-78). The founding of Samaria occurred in 880 (Kenyon 19) in the sixth year of Omri (I Kings -24).[Home Page]   [Passion Week Dating]   [Dan 9 Timeline: God's Accounting System for Time (w/added info on Exodus dates), from Adam forward]   [Gene Yrs.xls, Worksheet Adam-Christ w/macro 490s |   [Post-30AD Acctg History]    [Bible Mistranslation Problems (i.e., on Jochebed)]   [NT Interpretative Keys] | Wrong Questions get wrong answers |  Check Bible: Sources, relevant Pharaonic data, Methodology| | Check Bible: alerts scholars should notice | | A for Avoidance: why is the most venerated Pharaonic line.. | | B for Baptism: Why is the "mose" moniker, unique to that same dynasty, blotted out? | | F for Foul Play: why Neferure's early death? | | G for God's Consistent Dating: why ignore Bible, when it's consistent? | | E for Eclipsed reign: Why only 9 campaigns for Amenhotep II?The date of the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt at the time of Moses has been a subject of uncertainty and controversy for centuries.
Abraham was told his descendants would spend 400 years in servitude in another country, and that only then, when the iniquity of the local Canaanites was full, would his descendants return in the fourth generation to possess the land (Gen. When Abraham's grandson Jacob, who was renamed Israel, was 130 years old, he took his 70 descendants to Egypt to survive a famine.
, the individual times of the biblical events can be added together to arrive at the number of years between a 1552 Exodus and the 968 Temple foundation.
Actual years are often added at one less than the time given in Scripture because the last year of a prior event overlaps the first year of the following event; this eliminates counting the same year twice. Eli's first year as judge is presumed to be in the same year as the last of the Philistine servitude.
It was more than 480 years (I Kings 6: 1), which is the usual scriptural solution.
There were 585 years from the founding of Solomon's Temple back to the Exodus, and this can be demonstrated in three proofs.
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Moses' activities and speeches are presented in the third person, a format which would _not_ have been used by Moses had he really written the account appearing in the Holy Bible. Ge ) and they are feared by Israel upon her departure from Egypt (Ex ). Certain locations mentioned in the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, which also include the Exodus account, have been identified by archaeologists and excavated; the excavations revealed that these sites either were not in existence in Moses' days, or if they were in existence, they were abandoned and not occupied _contra_ the biblical portrayal of events. Had Moses (or some other eye-witness) written the Exodus account the number of letters used for writing would be 30 in 1552/1446 B. If some of the sites mentioned in the Pentateuch and Exodus narratives were not in existence or deserted in Moses' time (1512/1446 B. so there would be no need for the Exodus to avoid the way to the land of the Philistines.