What Year was the First Passover? : O. P. Armstrong, June 2013
Times of Oppression and Bondage for Abraham’s Seed
The time of Bondage or Servitude deals with the latter part of Israel’s time in
Egypt. A specific time amount cannot be detailed from the bible record. It can
be understood to be greater than the 80 years of Moses prior to the Exodus.
Also the bible record indicates the Servitude began sometime after Joseph’s
death at age 110. The time of Joseph’s death after Israel’s entry into Egypt is
based on Joseph’s age when Israel enters Egypt, 39. Thus there were about 71
years of Israel’s time in Egypt without oppression nor bondage.
The length of time for oppression of Abraham’s seed Ex-Egypt is unresolved by
biblical records. It is clear that the oppression did not begin until after
Abraham’s death. The latter days of Abraham enjoyed a covenant of peace
between him and the Cannite neighbors. After Abraham’s death, at age 175, a
short time of strife between Isaac and the Philistines is recorded in Gen26:1427. Verse 28-31 then indicate the latter days of Isaac enjoyed a peace treaty
with his Philistine neighbors. A reading of Israel’s travels in Canaan only a
short time of conflict. That conflict being when Jacob moved from Shalem back
to Bethel on account of war between Israel and the Canaanites.
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