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  • Ken Griffith

    April 24, 2021 at 7:35 am

    Okay, Deborah… then how do you explain the correspondence of Exodus 12’s 430 years of sojourn in Misrayim, ending in the giving of the Law, AND, the Galatians 430 years of promise starting 20 years sooner? You have two choices:

    a. The two 430’s cover the same period. In that case, how could Abram’s “sojourn in Misrayim” have begun in Ur of the Chaldees?

    b. The two 430’s cover different periods, offset by 20 years. In that case, how could the giving of the law 430 years after the promise have occurred 20 years before the end of the “sojourn in Misrayim”?