MemberJanuary 23, 2021 at 9:16 pm
Hi Ron. There is some debate regarding the 430 years in Egypt. The Septuagint, Syriac, and Samaritan Pentateuch versions include the patriarchal era in the 430 years. See the discussion in Sojourn thread https://historicalfaithsociety.com/forums/discussion/how-long-was-the-sojourn-in-egypt/ and my post below https://historicalfaithsociety.com/forums/discussion/the-population-of-the-israelites-during-exodus/#post-23266
Regarding the rate of population increase, I will post a few more paragraphs on this topic in the thread below (where the margins won’t be inset), and maybe come back here to discuss.