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  • Ken Griffith

    April 13, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    “And again, anything based on Ussher is really not worth discussing.”

    Thanks for disclosing your bias. The argument is not based on Ussher. It agrees with Ussher and can be proved using Egyptian data alone, or Biblical data alone. The two agree with each other and with Ussher, with the exception of his date for the Dispersion, which was 57 years too early.

    The point at question was the length of the sojourn based on internal biblical data. You can toss the 1921 date for Abram’s entry into Egypt if you dislike Ussher. But, with all due respect to Dr. Petrovich’s exegesis, the two passages Exodus 12 and Galatians 3 do not allow the long sojourn. Petrovich’s 2019 paper overlooked the fact that Misraim included the Philistines, under whom Abraham was persecuted beginning in the 5th year of Isaac’s life, 400 years before the Exodus. The 430 years date from the first covenant with Abram when he was 75 years old and crossed the Euphrates into Canaan which was ruled by the sons of Misraim, and went down into Egypt, which was also ruled by a different tribe of the sons of Misraim.