Section 10 1. Joseph in Egypt. 2. Year of a birth of Moses.
The following step in our table is a birth of Jacob. Jacob was born, when Isaac was 60 years old, Gen.25:26. Knowing, that Isaac was born in 2049, it is easy to learn year of a birth of his son of Jacob: 2049 + 60 = 2109. Jacob and the brother his Esau lived at father Isaac. But the Esau has begun to hate Jacob for blessing by which father has blest him, and has wanted to kill Jacob, Gen.27:41. But Isaac, his father, has sent of Jacob to Mesopotamia to the Laban and called upon James not to take a wife of daughters of Canaan, Gen.28:1, 2. A Rebecca, mother of Jacob also did not wish that Jacob took a wife of the daughters of Heth, Gen.27:46. Time when all this occurred, is easy to learn from Gen.26:34, 35 where it is readable: « And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebecca ». From this place of the Scripture it is visible, that the Esau at that time was 40 years old not less, hence, as many was also Jacob, after all they were twins, Gen.25:24. However this is only approximate time of flight of James to the Laban. For 18 years which have passed since time of published of the first edition of this book, the author have been written other six more books, in which the author continued of researches, including into the given question. From the text of last from them, published under the name « The End of the days », follows, that during flight to the Laban, James was 69 years old (see the Chronological table of the life of Isaac in that book), that is it was in 2178 (2109 + 69 = 2178). At the Laban in Mesopotamia Jacob lived 20 years, Gen.31:38, hence, his returning has occurred in 2198 (2178 + 20). Time of returning of Jacob, at first sight, coincides with a birth of his son Joseph, Gen.30:25. It would mean, that Joseph was born in the same 2198, however it is necessary to subtract from this figure of 6 years in which Jacob served for cattle, Gen.31:41, that is Joseph was born in 2192 from Adam (2198 - 6 = 2192). When Joseph was 17 years old, Gen.37:2, it has been sold by the brothers to Midianites merchantmen, and they have taken away Joseph to Egypt, Gen.37:28. It is easy to see, that it has occurred in 2209 (2192 + 17). Now we will recollect words of the Lord, told to Abraham: « Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years », Gen.15:13. The first of these descendants has entered into Egypt Joseph. Words of the Lord have started to be executed. It also is the beginning of the Egyptian slavery. Some, the truth, do not wish to recognize the beginning of the Egyptian slavery since input time to Egypt Joseph, claiming, that Joseph has not gone through slavery, but reigned with the pharaoh. However Joseph worked at first for the courtier the Potiphar who has bought Joseph that he was the slave, Gen.39:1; 41:12, then Joseph has been given to a dungeon, Gen.39:20. Joseph's such life lasted before he is 30 years old, throughout the whole 13 years. Moreover he has gone through a dungeon. And only after that it has appeared before the face of the pharaoh. In the end the life Joseph has told to the brothers: « I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land … And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying: God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence », Gen.50:24. Joseph has told it about the future departing. He very much wished to be the participant of this departing as during of the lifetime he was the participant of this slavery. Considering this testimony of the Bible to scorn Joseph and not to consider him as participant of Egyptian slavery, we cannot. Such is the Bible truth. So, the beginning of the Egyptian slavery was in 2209 from Adam (2192 + 17).
Till now we had time to track already two millenaries of human history. The harmonious line of these years has passed before us not interrupting anywhere. The Bible has shown for us that side what may be, nobody expected in it to see. Before our sight events already of the third millenary after Adam began to be developed. I expect disbelief of skeptics: really it is possible and further to connect together a chain of biblical events and it will not interrupt anywhere?! Continuation of the review begun by us will be our answer.
Till now, to track first two millenaries of human history, we have taken advantage only of one of Bible books, the book of Genesis. Joseph's death, Gen.50:26 who have died at the age of 110 years old is last event which this book mentions. Since age of 17 years Joseph has lived in Egypt 93 years. It means, that he has died in 2302 (2209 + 93). This year the book of Genesis comes to an end also. The following book of the Bible, Exodus, informs us time during which sons of Israel resided in Egypt before the departing: «The time that the people of Israel dwelt in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. And at the end of four hundred and thirty years, on that very day, all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt», Ex. 12:40. In our table there is one more number: a date closed of the Egyptian captivity. It has occurred in 2639 after Adam (2209 + 430 = 2639). The beginning of the following, 2640 is departing date.
The age of Moses to which before Departing was 80 years old is of interest for us, Ex. 7:7, hence, the Moses were born in 2559 from Adam (2639 - 80 = 2559). The law has been given by Moses in the year of departing, i.e. in 2640 when at the very beginning of the third month after departing, Ex. 19:11, he has ascended to mount top to the God, Ex. 19:20 where was throughout 40 days and 40 nights, Ex. 24:18 then has descended from a mount to the people, having two tables of the testimony traced by the God, Ex. 32:15. So, the law has been given in 2640, after the lapse of three and a half months of this year. Is available, as it is visible, possibility of dating of the events described in the Bible right down to month and even to the last day. At the very beginning of the following of 2641, in the first day of this year, the tabernacle of the congregation has been put. This year the book Exodus comes to an end. And it begins with list of names of sons of Jacob and a short mention of their entry to Egypt, however the description of events begins with Joseph's death, Ex. 1:6, i.e. from that event with which the narration of the book Genesis comes to an end. Actually the book Exodus describes the events occurring from 2302 to beginning of 2640, describing last 337 years of the Egyptian slavery and one year of Exodus. The first 93 years of the Egyptian captivity are described in the book Genesis.