A Dissertation on Sacred Chronology

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byNathan Rouse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 Excerpt: ...the Egyptians imposed upon the Israelites he observes: "and four hundred years did they spend under thfese afflictions." The next scripture passage which we have to consider occurs in Exodus xii. c. 40 v.--" Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty-years." One would have thought that a statement like this, so plain and decisive, would settle the question of the duration of the residence of the Israelites in Egypt. But such is by no means the case. Dr. Kennicott observes, "That the descendants of Israel did not dwell 430 years in Egypt, may be easily proved, and has often been demonstrated." And the author of the Sacred Annals, after citing the above text, which states that the children of Israel dwelt in Egypt 430 years, remarks, "This is clearly contrary to fact, as they dwelt in Egypt but two hundred and fifteen years." Such affirmations as these are somewhat startling, and coming from the quarter from which they do, and under the circumstances of the cage, they can scarcely Patriarchal Age, p. 17.. fail to excite some degree of surprise. That, in the manner to which reference is made in the commencement of the discussion of this period, it "has often been demonstrated," that the descendants of Israel did not dwell 430 years in Egypt, is true enough; but, that it " is clearly contrary to fact," that they dwelt in Egypt so long, is a statement which neither the nature of the evidence, nor the consent of expositors, sustains. Had it not been for the indefinite observation of St. Paul in his epistle to the Galatians, which will be considered ere long, it is doubtful whether the positive declaration of Moses, in the passage just cited, would ever h...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 Excerpt: ...the Egyptians imposed upon the Israelites he observes: "and four hundred years did they spend under thfese afflictions." The nex...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217160492

ISBN - 13:9780217160490

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