Egypt, one of the oldest civilizations in the world, has a rich and diverse history that spans over 5,000 years. From the earliest days of the Predynastic period to the arrival of the Greeks and Romans, Egypt has been a land of great kings and queens, powerful pharaohs, and towering pyramids.
From the Covenant with Abraham to the Exodus of Moses (1921 – 1500 BCE)
The Covenant with Abraham to the Exodus of Moses (1921 BCE - 1500 BCE) covers a period of approximately 421 years in Jewish history and is marked by significant events and figures central to the formation of the Jewish people.
BIBLE HISTORY: The Travels of Jacob
Jacob’s journeys encompassed almost as much territory as those of his grandfather Abraham. Unlike Isaac, who was content to live in the Negev, Jacob roamed from northwest Mesopotamia to Egypt.
BIBLE HISTORY: The Migrations of Abraham
According to the traditional view, Abraham began his migration from Ur in the southern Mesopotamian plain. Some scholars, however, prefer an Ur located in northwestern Mesopotamia, noting that all other references to the patriarchal homeland point to that direction.
BIBLE HISTORY: The Patriarchal Journeys
The family of Abraham (Abram) began their migration to Canaan from Ur, the ancient Sumerian city in southern Mesopotamia. Genesis offers few details of either the route or time involved in the journe
Palestine in the Time of the Patriarchs
After more than two centuries of decline, urban life returned to Canaan in the Middle Bronze Age (ca. 2000–1550 B.C.) as classical Canaanite culture reached its zenith. Cities and villages sprang up, especially in the coastal plains and the great fertile valleys of Jezreel and the northern Jordan Valley.
From Abraham to Egypt – Genesis 12-50
The Purpose of Narrative. In this section we have given us, in brief form, the career of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their families and how we received the promises through them.
WAS MOSES A PLAGIARIST? Was the Law of Moses Copied from the Code of Hammurabi?
David P. Wright argues that the Jewish Covenant Code is “directly, primarily, and throughout” based upon the Laws of Hammurabi. In 2010, a team of archaeologists from Hebrew University discovered a cuneiform tablet dating to the eighteenth or seventeenth century BC at Hazor in Israel containing laws clearly derived from the Code of Hammurabi. Is David P. Wright correct, was Moses a plagiarist? Very detailed answer in this article.
Genesis 12:1-9 – The Call of Abram from Haran to Canaan: What Do We Know?
The narrative now takes leave of the rest of the Shemites, as well as the other branches of the human family, and confines itself to Abram. It is no part of the design of Scripture to trace the development of worldliness.
In the Bible What Did the People of Babel Do? How Did God Stop Them? Genesis 11:1-9
At Babel, for the first time, humanity introduces corporate idolatry in an attempt to build their own kingdom rather than God's kingdom. - Kenneth Gangel