[b-hebrew] Genealogy of David
kwrandolph at email.com
Mon Feb 28 12:02:46 EST 2005
Isn't that also indicated by the LXX and the Samaritan Pentateuch (other than the rabbinic tradition)? Are there any other MSS that could indicate a 210 (or 215 years I heard from other sources) year sojourn of Israel in Egypt?
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
> By the way, the rabbis had the same problem, and calculated that there were
> only 210 years from Jacob's descent to Egypt until the exodus. There
> solution was the well-known midrash that God had originally intended that
> the Israelites spend 430 years in Egypt, but since they cried to him so
> feverently He gave them "time off" and recalculated the 430 years from
> Abraham's first visit in Egypt.
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