Exodus in Easton's Bible Dictionary
the great deliverance wrought for the children of Isreal
they were brought out of the land of Egypt with "a
and with an outstretched arm" (Ex 12:51; Deut. 26:8;
136), about B.C. 1490, and four hundred and eighty
Kings 6:1) before the building of Solomon's temple.
The time of their sojourning in Egypt was, according
12:40, the space of four hundred and thirty years.
In the LXX.,
the words are, "The sojourning of the children of
they sojourned in Egypt and in the land of Canaan
hundred and thirty years;" and the Samaritan version
sojourning of the children of Israel and of their
they sojourned in the land of Canaan and in the land
was four hundred and thirty years." In Gen. 15:13-
16, the period
is prophetically given (in round numbers) as four
This passage is quoted by Stephen in his defence
council (Acts 7:6).
The chronology of the "sojourning" is variously
Those who adopt the longer term reckon thus:
From the descent of Jacob into Egypt to the
death of Joseph 71
From the death of Joseph to the birth of
From the birth of Moses to his flight into
From the flight of Moses to his return into
From the return of Moses to the Exodus 1
Others contend for the shorter period of two hundred
fifteen years, holding that the period of four
thirty years comprehends the years from the entrance
into Canaan (see LXX. and Samaritan) to the descent
into Egypt. They reckon thus...