This chronology is excellent. I wish I'd known Lujack, but I am glad to be able to read his posts, and this one is especially interesting.
I talked with Lujack several times a week before he passed away, he was very smart on this subject and I was always amazed at his knowledge on this subjectThis chronology is excellent. I wish I'd known Lujack, but I am glad to be able to read his posts, and this one is especially interesting.
Is it possible that the 'slavery' did not begin until Joseph died?Maybe the Children of Israel were honored guests the first 30-years?Other manuscripts (the Samaritan Pentateuch and the Septuagint) add the words “and Canaan” after Egypt in the above quote, so that it reads “the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt and Canaan was 430 years”. This makes the beginning of the 430 year period when Abraham arrived in Canaan. This is 215 years earlier than Jacob’s arrival in Egypt, and would shorten the Israelites’ period in Egypt to 215 years (215 + 215 = 430). This was the view taken by James Ussher.
However, in Acts 7:6, Stephen states that Abraham’s descendants were to be “enslaved and mistreated four hundred years”. But then in Galatians 3:16-17 Paul makes reference to a 430 year period from Abraham leaving Haran to Moses receiving “The Law”. As you can see biblical chronologists work to coordinate all the verses and use multiple sources.
Hol I've been following Ken Johnson's work on the Dead Sea Scrolls kept by the Essenes in Qumran. Some recent (last few years) stuff has been published (stuff gets found and then sat on for decades). If I remember correctly and I'm not sure that I do, so grain of salt or truckload please,Is it possible that the 'slavery' did not begin until Joseph died?Maybe the Children of Israel were honored guests the first 30-years?
Not sure on the dates but there is a good bit about the life and times of Nimrod in the book of Jasher, --that is the old Jewish history textbook, not in the canon of Scripture, but referred to in Scripture "is it not written in the book of Jasher" mentioned in 2 Samuel and also back in Joshua.Accoring to Bible chronology, Sargon of Akkad can not be Nimrod, but the 4th king Naram-Sin does qualify !
Marcel, that is simply fascinating. I looked up that Naram-Sin and there is an epic story recorded as a saga about how his city was destroyed and why. He sure does sound like a candidate and the attitude is right.Accoring to Bible chronology, Sargon of Akkad can not be Nimrod, but the 4th king Naram-Sin does qualify !
You make an EXCELLENT case! I think you are right.Yes, I fully agree.
According to the book of Yasher, twice referenced in the Bible, Ni.mrod was killed at 215 after having ruled 185 years, by Esaw, aged 23, right before he spoiled his birthright in A2135 (Yash. 27:15,16). He was born of Kush in A1917 (since Adam) which corresponds to 2123 BC (My study of Biblical Jubilees shows Adam was created in 4040 BC with his fall at 70).
Therefor, we should look for a famous proud hunter who became king in Sumer in 2093 BC, had an affair with Inanna (Ishtar), had a son who according to Yasher was Mard.on, subdued many countries, built a Zigurat and didn't die shortly. Well, the Akkadian king Naram-Sin with his son Lipit-Illi gouvernor of Marad, who built for his father the Marad temple seems to fit the prophile. Note the root MRD, I am not sure about the affair with Inanna but Naram-Sin also was the first claiming to be God!