Usshers chronology places the date of Exodus in April of 1491 BC. His dates were published in the King James Authorized Bible as early as 1701 AD and are the ones used on the Bible History Timeline above.
Thiele, a modern Biblical chronologist, calculates it to 1446 BC – a date often used by modern Evangelicals.
Josephus relates it to the expulsion of the Hyskos from Egypt circa 1552 BC
The Septuagint, on which the Catholic Bible is based, makes it 1512 BC
That gives a hundred year range of dates. That’s not bad when you consider how hard it is to date ancient history. For instance Egyptologists suggest a 2300 year range of dates (from 2450 BC to 5004 BC) when trying to date the first Egyptian King, Menes.
The original inspired Bible text does not include dates – these have been added by man- although it does include the number of years between events. However, not all events are linked so that dates have to be calculated using historical events mentioned in the Bible that have secular dates associated with them. How the dates of Bible events are calculated is another question.
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