[b-hebrew] Exo 12:40 430 years

Bryant J. Williams III bjwvmw at com-pair.net
Sat Jul 4 14:19:28 EDT 2009


Dear Steve,

It is a good question you ask, but I do not know the answer. The text does not
give the age of Levi when he entered Egypt, Jockeyed, the age of Jockeyed at the
birthing of Aaron, Miriam and Moses, etc. We do know that Jacob died at 147 yrs
of age. Joseph was 17 when sold into slavery into Egypt by his brothers. The
question would be, "How old was Levi and the other brothers at this time?" I
think that they were in their 20's, maybe 30's. Add about 70-80 years to when
they would be in Egypt, then somewhere along that line of time Jockeyed is born
in Egypt. The above is just speculation, The question then is, Does BAT have the
meaning of "daughter," "granddaughter" or "great-granddaughter" in this context?
I am more inclined with "great-granddaughter, but that is more of an educated
guess than anything else.

>From what I gather from the context of the passage in Numbers is that this is
the Second Census/Numbering of the Children of Israel. The entire list gives
tribes and families, but does not break further down. It appears that the since
the tribe of Levi, not having an inheritance of land, is singled out as Levi,
original head of the tribe; Amram and Jockeyed, then Moses, Aaron and Miriam.
Finally, the descendents of Aaron as High Priest.

Rev. Bryant J. Williams III

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Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] Exo 12:40 430 years


> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bryant J. Williams III
> >
> > Dear Steve,
> >
> >
> > Twice is the emphasis placed on 430 years. This would have to mean from
> > the time
> > of "Israel (Jacob) entered Egypt to the time of departure. Verse 41 is
> > quite
> > emphatic about it "to the very day."
> >
> > Rev. Bryant J. Williams III
> >
> [Steve Miller] Bryant, Then how do you deal with
>
> Numbers 26:59  And the name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, the daughter of
> Levi, whom her mother bare to Levi in Egypt: and she bare unto Amram Aaron
> and Moses, and Miriam their sister.
>
> Since Moses' mother was Levi's direct daughter, even taking that Jochebed
> was born the year Levi died, and that Jochebed was 90 when she gave birth to
> Moses, you can't get anywhere near 430 years.
>
> Thanks,
> -Steve Miller
> Detroit
>
>
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