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  • Ken Griffith

    April 18, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Hi Thomas. Here is some food for thought.

    Others will disagree, but using several ancient sources that place the Dispersion in 2191 BC, we can pinpoint the life of Gilgamesh using the Uruk King List and the First Dynasty of Egypt. He reigned from 2006 to 1938 BC and his life overlapped with Abraham’s first 28 years.

    Gilgamesh took an army of 50 men with him to conquer Humbaba. Prior to him, Nimrod’s army was probably about 20 men.

    Abraham’s 300 men were probably two hundred less in number to the forces of the five kings. At that time in history an army was about 100 men for each king.

    It is also interesting that many centuries later, God reduced Gideon’s force to 300 men before He allowed him to attack the Midianite hordes. That was a nod to Abraham.