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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Sep 18 2012 6:19 AM

Can someone help me.  I am trying to find out how long it was from the time the Israelites left Egypt until they reached the Red Sea.  I have looked in some of my commentaries but haven't found it yet.  How can I search my library to find this info?  Thanks for your help.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 18 2012 7:23 AM

The length of time isn't recorded in scripture. The route of the Exodus isn't certain and the place of the crossing of the Red Sea or sea of reeds isn't known. Exodus doesn't give information that allows a calculation of time. That is probably the reason you can't find it.

Moses originally asked permission for a journey of three days to worship. By the time the Exodus occurred it seems pretty certain Pharaoh was not granting a three day journey, but simply letting the people go, so that length of time probably has no meaning.

 

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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 18 2012 9:17 AM

Agree with Mark. I just looked at several of my encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks and they all say the same thing.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 18 2012 12:42 PM

Michael Kinch:
I am trying to find out how long it was from the time the Israelites left Egypt until they reached the Red Sea. 

Probably long enough for Pharaoh to believe that they had lost their way (Exodus 14:3). Hard to say how long that would take.

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 18 2012 12:51 PM

Jack Caviness:
Probably long enough for Pharaoh to believe that they had lost their way (Exodus 14:3).

Might also have been after they grieved for their lost first-born. The time spent doing this for Jacob was extensive (Genesis 50:1-3). We can't be sure under the circumstances of the Exodus that Pharaoh kept to this custom (which predated the Exodus by a good bit), but if he did, some time passed before he pursued.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 18 2012 1:26 PM

If you have the Legends of the Jews you can read the day by day account at logosres:legndsjews;ref=Page.p_548. Smile

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