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  • Deborah Hurn

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    January 1, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Doug. We met at ASOR 2018. Can we access your article or are you going to review it here? My question is how you account for the 4 generations from the eisodus to the exodus (i.e. from Levi to Moses).

    Gen 15:13-16 NRSV Then the LORD said to Abram, “Know this for certain, that your offspring shall be aliens in a land that is not theirs, and shall be slaves there, and they shall be oppressed for four hundred years; (14) but I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions. (15) As for yourself, you shall go to your ancestors in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age. (16) And they shall come back here in the fourth generation; for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”