1789-1400 B.C. - Moses & the Maya

Introduction

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1789 B.C.

Jacob and Esau, the sons of Isaac turns one year old

 

1743 B.C.

Late date (according to the Brooklyn Museum’s website) for the authorship of the Brooklyn Papyrus, a list dozens of Semitic household slaves (not labor or building slaves) in a particular Egyptian home—Like Joseph was. Some of the names listed are: Shiphrah name of the midwife of Moses, Asher, Menahem, Issachar, all Israelite names (though the Egyptians called anyone form the Levant “Asiatic”). This is the first hard proof that there were Hebrews living in Egypt before the Exodus in the 1440’s (apxaioc.com / patternsofevidence.com)

 

1660 B.C.

Jacob migrates to Egypt, aged 130 years (UTP 206, Gen. 47:9)

 

1650 B.C.

Approximate end of the Middle Kingdom in Egypt

 

1600 B.C.

Akkadian account of the flood is written which recounts the same tale as embedded in the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, except the Noah-Character is named Atra-hasis (13)

 

1589 B.C.

Joseph dies (UTP 206, Gen. 50:26), and the oppression of the Israelites begins in Egypt

 

1550 B.C.

Middle Bronze Age ends and Late Bronze Age begins, traditional date for the Egyptian Dynasty 18 between 1550 and 1200 B.C.

  

1525 B.C.

Moses is born 80 years before the Exodus (UTP 206, Exod. 7:7) (it is worth noting that this is the first date mentioned in Unwrapping the Pharaoh’s—which seems to be doing their math right—that coincides with the Archaeological Study Bible by Zondervan, which doesn’t seem to be taking the Bible’s timeline at face value and which says in its commentary on Gen. 11:10-26, “In general, the time period from Adam to Abraham appears to have been extensive, and the genealogical lists in Genesis hardly serve as a timetable” 

 

1500 B.C.

The Maya have already settled in villages and developed an agriculture based on the cultivation of corn, beans, and squash (EB), the Mayan Civilization ended up reaching from southeastern Mexico, down to Guatemala, Belize and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador at their pique, “The first major Mesoamerican civilization—the Olmecs—grows out of the early villages, beginning in the southern region of what is now Mexico. This period is marked by the effective cultivation of crops such as corn (maize), beans, chile peppers and cotton; the emergence of pottery, fine art and graphics symbols used to record Olmec history, society and culture.” (History.com, Mexico Timeline)

 

1485 B.C.

Moses flees to Midian, aged 40 years (UTP 206, Acts 7:23)

 

1445 B.C.

The plagues, Passover and Exodus from Egypt (UTP 206, 1 Kings 6:1, Exodus 7:7), Ten Commandments given and desert wandering begins for Jewish people, Moses starts to compile oral history into the Book of Beginnings, (or Genesis)

 

 

1440 B.C.

Book of Exodus and Leviticus written

 

1405 B.C.

End of desert wanderings, conquest of Canaan begins, Moses dies and Joshua becomes leader of the Jewish people, the five books of Moses (Gen. – Deut.), or Torah, would be completed by this date

 

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