Dating of exodus

12-Feb-2016 05:19

This already totals 570 years, though it does not include the time during which Joshua led Israel, nor the career of Samuel, and these two periods of time, while not specified biblically, must certainly total to something greater than 30 years (they probably total close to 80 years in fact).

comes from combining the "480 years" (between the Exodus and Solomon's fourth year as king) of 1 Kings 6:1 with the accepted date for the beginning of Solomon's reign, ca. This biblical chronological conflict is easily seen by adding up the well-known 40 years of wilderness wandering, 410 years of alternating periods of oppression and deliverance recorded in the book of Judges, 40 years for the career of Eli, 40 years for the reign of Saul, and 40 years for the reign of David.

) and 1 Kings 6:1 (Now it came about in the four hundred and eightieth year after the sons of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord). Hill and Walton offer the following arguments for an early date: 1. Also, Moses was not only related to the Midianites (Ex 3:1; 18:1) whose homeland was considered to be in the region of Arabia, but he was related to the Kenites who were a nomadic Midianite clan whose presence in the Sinai region is well documented (cf. The biblical text indicates that Mount Sinai was an eleven-day journey from Kadesh-barnea (Dt 1:2) 3. The journey between Egypt and the Wilderness of Sinai and Mount Sinai took three months to the day (Ex 19:1-2) B.

1 Kings 6:1 indicates the Exodus occurred 480 years prior to the 4th year of Solomon's reign. It is possible that Moses composed the book during or shortly after the encampment of the people at Sinai (1446) C.

To narrate the battle between YHWH and Egypt on behalf of his people to bring about their deliverance from slavery C.

It was motivated by certain archaeological data in Israel, which looked more suitable to the Conquest, down around 1200 B. Acts -20 reads: For some forty years he bore with their conduct in the desert.It clearly specifies a period of 450 years after the period of wilderness wandering and before the time of Samuel.In fact, the text seems to indicate a period of 450 years, followed by a period of judges of unspecified duration "until the time of the prophet Samuel." This 450 years does not include the wilderness wandering, Saul's reign, or David's reign, all of which transpired between the Exodus and Solomon.And, finally, the pharaoh and his army were drowned (Exodus 14:5-), depriving the nation of its armed forces. Life carried on as usual in Egypt all through this time.One would certainly expect to find the mark of this national disaster in the archaeological record of Egypt. The illustration below shows the history of Jericho as reconstructed from archaeological reports.

It was motivated by certain archaeological data in Israel, which looked more suitable to the Conquest, down around 1200 B. Acts -20 reads: For some forty years he bore with their conduct in the desert.It clearly specifies a period of 450 years after the period of wilderness wandering and before the time of Samuel.In fact, the text seems to indicate a period of 450 years, followed by a period of judges of unspecified duration "until the time of the prophet Samuel." This 450 years does not include the wilderness wandering, Saul's reign, or David's reign, all of which transpired between the Exodus and Solomon.And, finally, the pharaoh and his army were drowned (Exodus 14:5-), depriving the nation of its armed forces. Life carried on as usual in Egypt all through this time.One would certainly expect to find the mark of this national disaster in the archaeological record of Egypt. The illustration below shows the history of Jericho as reconstructed from archaeological reports. As a result, the "early date" conflicts with these other biblical chronological data. It is consistent with no biblical chronological data.