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  • Deborah Hurn

    January 5, 2021 at 10:29 am

    This animation is terrific, Brad, makes the mathematical limitations very simple to understand. But where it tries to peg the 400 yrs to Ishmael mistreating Isaac is too far-fetched. Both Ishmael and Isaac were Abraham’s seed, so this incident cannot be what is meant. As in other posts in this thread, I take the 430 yrs back to Abram and Terah’s first calling in Ur when Abram was 55, and take the 400 yrs back to the Genesis 15 promise and covenant to Abram in Canaan when he was 85 (30 yrs after he left Ur).