John and Doves,
A repost of "Where are we now since Adam", based on Solomon's death in 928 BC.
Where are we now since creation of Adam?
To begin my thought, let's find out in which year Exodus took place.
1 Kings 6:1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in
the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.
Solomon died in 928 BC, He reigned for 40 years. It traces to 968 BC as the first year of his reign. His fourth year was 964 BC. 964 BC was
also the 480th year since they left Egypt (1 Kings 6:1 ). 965 BC was the 479th year, 966 BC was the 478th year.....1443 BC was the first year they left Egypt. Exodus took place in 1443 BC.
Exodus 12:40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelled in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
Now that we know Exodus took place in 1443 B.C. If we can put together this 430 years gap to 1443 B.C., then we should know where we are since
Adam. I have attached a commentary from Benson.
Exodus 12:40. Who dwelt in Egypt — Or sojourned. We must observe, that it is not said, The sojourning of the children of Israel in Egypt was
four hundred and thirty years; but the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt — That is, the sojourning of the Israelitish nation, from the time that Abraham left his native country to sojourn in Canaan, to the release of his posterity, who
were long sojourners in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
End of quote
I agree with Benson except I believe the sojourning of children of Israel in Canaan begin with Jacob's birth. God only sees Jacob and his
descendants are the children of Israel, not Abraham nor Isaac because they also begat Ishmael and Esau. And God has also changed the name of Jacob to Israel.
From Adam to birth of Abraham, there are 1948 years. Abraham begat Isaac when he was 100 years old. So Isaac was born in year 2048. Isaac
begat Jacob when he was 60 years old. So Jacob was born in year 2108 after Adam. And I believe 2108 is the year sojourning of children of Israel in Canaan began.
And from Exodus 12:40 we learn that the number of years of their sojourning in Canaan and their time spent in Egypt is 430 years. Here is
Adding 430 years to 2108, we come to 2538 years from Adam. Exodus took place in this year, and year 2538 also happened to be 1443 BC. To calculate
the years we are from Adam, we have the following,
2538 +1443 BC + 2021 (2022 -1, there is no 0 in AD) = 6002
We are 6002 years since creation of Adam. Giving the fact that we don't know the exact month and the exact day Adam and his descendants were
born, this is an approximate calculation, could be varied by 2 years. Any way, I believe 6000 years is over. Next shall come the millennium. But before that, God shall unleash 7 years tribulation in order to find out who is worthy to enter the millennium.