300-year gap between Joseph and Moses

Genesis 50:22-Exodus 1:22. There is a gap of 300 years between the end of Genesis and the start of the Life of Moses in the book of Exodus.

Actually, the gap is between Exodus chapter one and verses 7 and verse 10.

Genesis in Hebrew means: beginnings.

Exodus in Hebrew means: exit or departure.

Background Reading:

300 Years

A gap of 300 years between the end of Genesis and Exodus.

The Death and Burial of Joseph

50:22 Joseph continued to live in Egypt, along with his father’s household, until he was 110 years old. 23 Joseph saw the third generation of Ephraim’s children, as well as the children who had been born to Manasseh’s son Machir, whom he adopted as his own. 24 Later, Joseph told his brothers, “I’m going to die soon, but God will certainly provide for you and bring you up from this land to the land that he promised with an oath to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” 25So Joseph made all of Israel’s other children make this promise: “Because God is certainly going to take care of you, you are to carry my bones up from here.”

26 Some time later, Joseph died at the age of 110 years, and he was embalmed and placed in a coffin in Egypt.
Genesis 50:22-26



The Israelites Oppressed but Prosper in Egypt

1:1 These are the names of the Israelis who entered Egypt with Jacob, each one having come with his family: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, 3 Issacar, Zebulun, Benjamin, 4 Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. 5 All those who descended from Jacob totaled 75 persons. Now Joseph was already in Egypt. 6 Then Joseph, all his brothers, and that entire generation died. 7 But the Israelis were fruitful and increased abundantly. They multiplied in numbers and became very, very strong. As a result, the land was filled with them.

The Israelis Become Slaves

8 Eventually a new king who was unacquainted with Joseph came to power in Egypt. 9 He told his people, “Look, the Israeli people are more numerous and more powerful than we are. 10 Come on, let’s be careful how we treat them, so that when they grow numerous, if a war breaks out they won’t join our enemies, fight against us, and leave our land.” 11 So the Egyptians placed supervisors over them, oppressing them with heavy burdens. The Israelis built the supply cities of Pithom and Rameses for Pharaoh. 12 But the more the Egyptians afflicted the Israelis, the more they multiplied and flourished, so that the Egyptian became terrified of the Israelis. 13 The Egyptians ruthlessly forced the Israelis to serve them, 14 making their lives bitter through hard labor with mortar, bricks, and all kinds of outdoor labor. They ruthlessly imposed all this work on them.

Pharaoh Orders Male Children Killed

15 Later, the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah. 116 “When you help the Hebrew women give birth,” he said, “watch them as they deliver. If it’s a son, kill him; but if it’s a daughter, let her live.” 17 But the midwives feared God and didn’t do what the king of Egypt told them. Instead, they let the boys live.

18 When the king of Egypt called for the midwives, he asked them, “Why have you done this and allowed the boys to live?”

19 “Hebrew women aren’t like Egyptian women,” the midwives replied to Pharaoh. “They’re so healthy that they give birth before the midwives arrive to help them.”

20 God was pleased with the midwives, and the people multiplied and became very strong. 21 Because the midwives feared God, he provided families for them. 22 Meanwhile, Pharaoh continued commanding all of his people, “You’re to throw every Hebrews son who is born into the Nile River, but you’re to allow every Hebrew daughter to live.”
Exodus 1:1-22

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