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  • Deborah Hurn

    April 24, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Right, got it now, Ken. Well, the 430 yrs from a calling in Ur to go to Canaan to the exodus from Egypt is as good as I can come up with. In that it accounts smoothly for both the 430 and 400 yr periods and is supported by the sequence of events as relayed by Stephen in Acts 7, it is better than any other theory. It is also supported indirectly by the idea of an Age of Promise in which a long series of promises were given… to Abram, to Isaac, to Jacob, and then to Moses and the Israelites, in whom and to whom most of the promises were partially fulfilled. The still unfulfilled promise of the single ‘seed’, the Saviour, the subject of Stephen’s speech, must have been made right at the first, back in Ur.