40 “Now the sojourning of the children of Yahsharahal, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.”
In the past, this scripture has led me to believe that the children of Yahsharahal dwelt in Egypt for 430 years, but upon further examination, I have learned that my understanding of this scripture was incorrect.
How long did the children of Yahsharahal dwell in Egypt?
The Sojourn Of Yahsharahal In Egypt
3 “And the sojourning of the children of Yahsharahal, who dwelt in the land of Egypt in hard labor, was two hundred and ten years.”
4 “And at the end of two hundred and ten years, Yahuwah brought forth the children of Yahsharahal from Egypt with a strong hand.”
The sojourn in Egypt was 210 years.
Yashar 59:25-26, 28
25 “And it came to pass after this that Yuwsaph died in that year, the seventy-first year of the Yahsharahalites going down to Egypt.” 26 “And Yuwsaph was one hundred and ten years old when he died in the land of Egypt, and all his brethren and all his servants rose up and they embalmed Yuwsaph, as was their custom, and his brethren and all Egypt mourned over him for seventy days.”
28 “And it came to pass after the death of Yuwsaph, all the Egyptians began in those days to rule over the children of Yahsharahal, and Pharaah, king of Egypt, who reigned in his father’s stead, took all the laws of Egypt and conducted the whole government of Egypt under his counsel, and he reigned securely over his people.”
The Good Years And The Bad Years In Egypt
210 Total Sojourn in Egypt
– 71 Yahsharahal had sojourned in Egypt 71 years
____ at the time that Yuwsaph died (these were good
Years in Egypt)
139 (these were bad years in Egypt)
The Slave Years: Pharaah Melol
Yashar 63:4, 6, 9
4 “And it came to pass in those days, in the hundred and second year of Yahsharahal’s going down to Egypt that Pharaah king of Egypt died, and Melol his son reigned in his stead, and all the mighty men of Egypt and all that generation which knew Yuwsaph and his brethren died in those days.
6 “Therefore all Egypt began from that day forth to embitter the lives of the sons of Yaaqob, and to afflict them with all manner of hard labor, because they had not known their ancestors who had delivered them in the days of the famine.”
9 “Melol was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned ninety-four years, and all Egypt called his name Pharaah after the name of his father, as it was their custom to do to every king who reigned over them in Egypt.”
The Slave Years: Pharaah Adikam
1 “Adikam was twenty years old when he reigned over Egypt, he reigned four years. 2 In the two hundred and sixth year of Yahsharahal going down to Egypt did Adikam reign over Egypt, but he continued not so long in his reign over Egypt as his fathers had continued their reigns. 3 For Melol his father reigned ninety-four years in Egypt, but he was ten years sick and died, for he had been wicked before Yahuwah. 4 And all the Egyptians called the name of Adikam Pharaah like the name of his fathers, as was their custom to do in Egypt.”
The Years Of Slavery In Egypt
Pharaah Melol reigned 94 years
(he is the king of Egypt that began the slavery of Yahsharahal)
Pharaah Adikam reigned 4 years
(he continued the slavery his father Melol started)
The children of Yahsharahal were afflicted as slaves in Egypt for 98 years.
The rest of the 139 bad years (41 years) Yahsharahal were mistreated and ruled over by the Egyptians, but they were not slaves.
The 430 Year Sojourn
The 430 year sojourn is a reference to the total amount of time of the sojourn of the Abary people in Canaan and in Egypt beginning with Abaraham entering Canaan to the Exodus out of Egypt.
430 – 210 year sojourn in Egypt =220 year sojourn in Canaan
The 220 years represent the total amount of time that the Abary people spent sojourning in Canaan, but let’s prove it.
The Beginning Of The Offer Of The Covenant
5 “Arise now, take thy wife and all belonging to thee and go to the land of Canaan and remain there, and I will there be unto thee for a Alahayam, and I will bless thee. And Abaram rose and took his wife and all belonging to him, and he went to the land of Canaan as Yahuwah had told him; and Abaram was fifty years old when he went from Haran.”
Abaraham was 50 years old when Yahuwah offered him the covenant (agreement). Abaraham did not get a free pass to the covenant. Abaraham had to agree to and fulfill his part of the covenant which was “go to the land of Canaan” before Yahuwah would bless him. The covenant was conditional.
The Beginning Of The Sojourn
9 “At that time, at the end of three years of Abaram’s dwelling in the land of Canaan, in that year Noah died, which was the fifty-eighth year of the life of Abaram; and all the days that Noah lived were nine hundred and fifty years and he died.”
This verse reveals that when Abaraham had been sojourning in Canaan for 3 years, he was at that time 58 years old. This information enables us to determine how old Abaraham was when he arrived at Canaan.
58 years old – 3 years in Canaan = 55 years old
Abaraham was 55 years old when he first arrived at Canaan to sojourn and kept his part of the covenant.
Abaraham Visits His Father And Mother
Yashar 13:17-18, 20
17 “And it was in the fifteenth year of Abaram’s dwelling in the land of Canaan, which is the seventieth year of the life of Abaram, and Yahuwah appeared to Abaram in that year and he said to him, I am Yahuwah who brought thee out from Ur Casdim to give thee this land for an inheritance. 18 Now therefore walk before me and be perfect and keep my commands, for to thee and to thy seed I will give this land for an inheritance, from the river Mitzraim unto the great river Euphrates.
20 At that time Abaram returned and went to Haran to see his father and mother, and his father’s household, and Abaram and his wife and all belonging to him returned to Haran, and Abaram dwelt in Haran five years.”
Abaraham Sojourned In Canaan “Before” Age 75
Abaraham had sojourned in Canaan for 15 years and at that time he was 70 years old.
He then left Canaan to visit his father and mother for 5 years.
Return To Canaan
22 “In those days Yahuwah appeared to Abaram in Haran, and he said to him, Behold, I spoke unto thee these twenty years back saying, 23 Go forth from thy land, from thy birth-place and from thy father’s house, to the land which I have shown thee to give it to thee and to thy children, for there in that land will I bless thee, and make thee a great nation, and make thy name great, and in thee shall the families of the earth be blessed. 24 Now therefore arise, go forth from this place, thou, thy wife, and all belonging to thee, also every one born in thy house and all the souls thou hast made in Haran, and bring them out with thee from here, and rise to return to the land of Canaan.”
Yahuwah reminded Abaraham of the covenant and told him to “return” to Canaan. Abaraham had already began his sojourn there 20 years earlier.
The Missing Years
25 “And Abaram arose and took his wife Sarai and all belonging to him, and all that were born to him in his house and the souls which they had made in Haran, and they came out to go to the land of Canaan. 26 And Abaram went and returned to the land of Canaan, according to the word of Yahuwah. And Lot the son of his brother Haran went with him, and Abaram was seventy-five years old when he went forth from Haran to return to the land of Canaan.”
This is where The Scriptures of the Canon pick the account up in Genesis 12:4. The detail about what Abaraham was doing before age 75 is left out, but now we know that from age 55 to age 75, Abaraham had already accepted and fulfilled his part of the covenant (that’s 20 additional years Abaraham was covered under the covenant).
The Total Sojourn Of Abaraham And His Descendants In Canaan
Age 55 to age 75 = 20 years
Abaraham begat Yahtsachaq (Isaac) at age 100 (Genesis 21:5)
(that’s 25 years more)
Yahtsachaq begat Yaaqob at age 60 (Genesis 25:26)
(that’s 60 years more)
Yaaqob entered the sojourn of Egypt at age 130 (Genesis 47:9)
(that’s 130 years more)
20 + 25 + 60 + 130 = 235 years
Two hundred and thirty-five years is too many years. Remember, we need only 220 years to account for the total 430 year sojourn because 430 minus a 210 year sojourn in Egypt equals 220.
Ashuw (Esau) Held The Birthright
We must remember that Ashuw (Esau) held the covenant birthright for a period of time until he sold it to Yaaqob. How long did Ashuw hold the covenant birthright?
The Twins: Yaaqob And Ashuw (Esau)
29 “And it was at that time that Abaraham died, in the fifteenth year of the life of Yaaqob and Ashuw, the sons of Yahtsachaq [Isaac], and all the days of Abaraham were one hundred and seventy-five years, and he died and was gathered to his people in good old age, old and satisfied with days, and Yahtsachaq and Yahshamaal his sons buried him.
Yaaqob and Ashuw were 15 years old at the time that Abaraham died.
Ashuw (Esau) And Nimrod
1 “And Ashuw at that time, after the death of Abaraham, frequently went in the field to hunt. 2 And Nimrod king of Babel, the same was Amraphel, also frequently went with his mighty men to hunt in the field, and to walk about with his men in the cool of the day. 3 And Nimrod was observing Ashuw all the days, for a jealousy was formed in the heart of Nimrod against Ashuw all the days. 4 And on a certain day Ashuw went in the field to hunt, and he found Nimrod walking in the wilderness with his two men.”
Ashuw Kills Nimrod
5 “And all his mighty men and his people were with him in the wilderness, but they removed at a distance from him, and they went from him in different directions to hunt, and Ashuw concealed himself for Nimrod, and he lurked for him in the wilderness. 6 And Nimrod and his men that were with him did not know him, and Nimrod and his men frequently walked about in the field at the cool of the day, and to know where his men were hunting in the field. 7 And Nimrod and two of his men that were with him came to the place where they were, when Ashuw started suddenly from his lurking place, and drew his sword, and hastened and ran to Nimrod and cut off his head.”
Ashuw And The Garments Of Nimrod
8 “And Ashuw fought a desperate fight with the two men that were with Nimrod, and when they called out to him, Ashuw turned to them and smote them to death with his sword. 9 And all the mighty men of Nimrod, who had left him to go to the wilderness, heard the cry at a distance, and they knew the voices of those two men, and they ran to know the cause of it, when they found their king and the two men that were with him lying dead in the wilderness. 10 And when Ashuw saw the mighty men of Nimrod coming at a distance, he fled, and thereby escaped; and Ashuw took the valuable garments of Nimrod, which Nimrod’s father had bequeathed to Nimrod, and with which Nimrod prevailed over the whole land, and he ran and concealed them in his house.”
The Garments Of Nimrod
At this point, I would like to shed a little light on the garments of Nimrod. The Book of Yashar reveals that the valuable garments of Nimrod were the original garments of skin that were made by Yahuwah for Adam and Eve. The garments were obtained by Nimrod’s ancestors through and act of theft and handed down to Nimrod (Yashar 7:23-51).
There are those who teach that Nimrod was a Nephilim or giant and they believe this is why Nimrod became the king over the earth, but the Book of Yashar reveals that initially Yahuwah was with Nimrod and that He lifted Nimrod up and strengthened him until Nimrod became wicked and that Nimrod had the garments of Adam and Eve which had power to make Nimrod strong. Nimrod was not a Nephilim.
Ashuw Sold His Birthright To Yaaqob
11 “And Ashuw took those garments and ran into the city on account of Nimrod’s men, and he came unto his father’s house wearied and exhausted from fight, and he was ready to die through grief when he approached his brother Yaaqob and sat before him. 12 And he said unto his brother Yaaqob, Behold I shall die this day, and wherefore then do I want the birthright? And Yaaqob acted wisely with Ashuw in this matter, and Ashuw sold his birthright to Yaaqob, for it was so brought about by Yahuwah. 13 And Ashuw’s portion in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abaraham had bought from the children of Heth for the possession of a burial ground, Ashuw also sold to Yaaqob, and Yaaqob bought all this from his brother Ashuw for value given. 14 And Yaaqob wrote the whole of this in a book, and he testified the same with witnesses, and he sealed it, and the book remained in the hands of Yaaqob.”
Fifteen Years Belong To Ashuw (Esau)
Ashuw killed Nimrod “after the death of Abaraham”. We are also told in an earlier verse that Ashuw and Yaaqob (twins) were 15 years old when Abaraham died.
This means that Ashuw sold his birthright to Yaaqob when they were 15 years old.
We need to subtract the 15 years that Ashuw held the covenant birthright.
Minus Ashuw (Esau)
Ashuw was 15 years old when he sold the covenant birthright.
235 years – 15 years of Ashuw = 220 years
The Abary Yahsharahalites (descendants of Yaaqob) held the birthright covenant for 220 years in Canaan.
210 year sojourn in Egypt
+220 year sojourn in Canaan
430 total sojourn
Yahuwah told us this in The Scriptures of The Canon, but he left us to figure it out. Without the Book of Yashar it is difficult, if not impossible to understand the 430 years.
What a technical numerical study.
But I have one more puzzling scripture to explain.
What About The 400 Year Prophecy?
13 “And he said unto Abaram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;” 14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.”
The 400 years in verse 13 is not a reference to the time Yahsharahal spent in Egypt and verse 14 is not a reference to how Yahsharahal spoiled the Egyptians. The 400 years is a reference to a future unfulfilled prophecy.
Spend Four Hundred Years Where?
The author of this presentation believes that the captivity of Yahsharahal will end in the year A.D. 2028 (see my YouTube video “Daniel’s Seventy Weeks or 400 Years.”
A.D. 2028 – 400 years = A.D. 1628
It was around the 1600s that Yahsharahal began her transport as slaves to America and Canada.
Slavery in Colonial America
“In 1607, English settlers established Jamestown as the first permanent English colony in the New World. Tobacco became the chief crop of the colony, due to the efforts of John Rolfe in 1611. Once it became clear that tobacco was going to drive the Jamestown colony, more labor was needed. At first, indentured servants were used as the needed labor. These servants provided up to seven years of free service and had their trip to Jamestown paid for by someone in Jamestown. Once the seven years was over, the indentured servant was free to live in Jamestown as a regular citizen. However, colonists began to see indentured servant as too costly, and in 1619, Dutch traders brought the first African slaves to Jamestown.”
Slavery In Canada
“In 1628 the first recorded slave in Canada was brought by a British Convoy to New France. Olivier le Jeune was the name given to the boy originally from Madagascar. His given name resonates with the Code Noir. Although loosely established, the Code Noir forced baptisms and decreed the conversion of all slaves to Catholicism.”
“By 1688, New France’s population was 11,562 people, made up primarily of fur traders, missionaries, and farmers settled along the St. Lawrence Valley. To help overcome its severe shortage of servants and laborers, King Louis XIV granted New France’s petition to import black slaves from West Africa. While slavery was prohibited in France, it was permitted in its colonies as a means of providing the massive labour force needed to clear land, construct buildings and (in the Caribbean colonies) work sugar plantation.”
They Will Come Out With Great Substance
Yachazaqaal (Ezekiel) 39:8-11
8 “Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Master Yahuwah; this is the day whereof I have spoken. 9 “And they that dwell in the cities of Yahsharahal shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years: 10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Master Yahuwah.” 11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Yahsharahal, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamon-gog.”
The Future Spoil And Rob Prophecy
The Scriptures reveal that there will be a future spoil and rob of the nations who spoiled and robbed Yahsharahal.
This spoil and rob will happen after Yahuwah sends Yahuwshuwah to save his people from slavery and around the same time we see Yahsharahal burning the weapons of the nations for seven years and when we see the burial and graves of Gog in The Valley of Hamon-gog.
This has not happened yet. The 400 year prophecy is a reference to a countdown for those among Yahsharahal who were transported as slaves to America and Canada in the 1600s. Yahsharahal will spoil and rob the nations.
The Birthright Covenant And Promises
16 “Now to Abaraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Mashiyach. 17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of Yahuwah in Mashiyach, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promises of none effect.”
As already explained, the 430 years is a reference to when the covenant began and when Yahuwah began to fulfill the covenant by bringing Yahsharahal out of their state of sojourning with other nations. Yahuwah prepared His people by first giving them His laws, and Yahsharahal did not get a free pass to the birthright covenant and promises. They had to accept and agree to the covenant just as their forefathers had to accept and agree to the covenant.
Yahsharahal Accepted And Agreed To The Covenant
3 “And Mashah (Moses) came and told the people all the words of Yahuwah, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which Yahuwah hath said will we do.”
The covenant was conditional and it still is conditional under the new covenant. Yahsharahal is the seed of Abaraham, Yahtsachaq (Isaac), and Yaaqob, but what do you think would have happened if Yahsharahal had answered Yahuwah with “we do not want to follow your words and your judgments”? They would not have received the birthright covenant promises.
In the past, I may have stated in one or more of my presentations or videos that Yahsharahal were slaves in Egypt for 430 years based on the information within The Scriptures of the Canon. However, the author of this presentation was unaware of the information in the Book of Yashar concerning the 210 year sojourn in Egypt. I now have been given a better understanding. Therefore, in the light of this new information, the author of this presentation stands here in this presentation corrected.
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