You Should Read the Old Testament Correctly

by Arab

Abraham was not in Egypt. He was in the village of Misri, or Misreem in the Arabic Peninsula.

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Mar 06, 2012
Was there a Pharoah in Arabia?
by: Anonymous

Try reading correctly to understand the reference to the Pharaoh in the Mitsrayim Abraham went to. He never visited Arabia, and had no knowledge of Mecca.

Jan 28, 2012
by: Rex

Abraham first lived in UR. (Genesis 11:31-32)
Abraham was 75 years old when his father was 205.
(Genesis 12:4) Abraham was 67 years old when he left UR for Haran, Syria, when his older brother Haran died at age 127. This was some 430 years before the Exodus took place in Egypt.

Abraham left UR when Amorite king of Isin Ishbi-Erra cut off the northern trade route to UR. The Elamite king Kindattu/Chedorlaomer (Genesis chapter 14) took over UR before he attacked Canaan after Abraham returned from Egypt.

Abraham visited Egypt during the Egyptian king Pepi II reign. Pepi II was 96 years old when Abraham was 75 years old and Sarah was 65. Pepi II had trade with the city of Sodom, destroyed 20 years after Pepi II's death. (Sakkara Egyptian kings list shows the next king is Mentuhotep II)

Both Abraham and Mentuhotep II have wells dug because of famine in the Middle-East. Hagar sees a well on her flight to Egypt with Ishmael. (Genesis 21:19 & Genesis 21:25)

Abraham died around the time Amenemhet I had completed the "Walls of the Ruler" to keep the Amorite/Canaanites out of Egypt.

God tells Isaac to stay out of Egypt. (Genesis 26:2) Why? Egyptian king Senusret I, the "Throat Sliter of Asiatics", reigns over Egypt.

The Bible gives an accurate account of ancient world history.

Jan 28, 2012
The Truth Behind Abraham's Visit to Misreem
by: Lawrence Hebb

Misr, Misreem or Misraim are all the old Arabic names for Egypt!! The word is the same in Hebrew and Aramaic, which means that it goes back at least four thousand years and means Egypt. Not a village in the Arabian peninsular.

Egypt was at the time THE superpower and traded with places as far away as at least Afghanistan and possibly China in the East, Ethiopia in the South and Spain in the West.

As a trader, Abram would have been familiar with the animal trains (they would have been donkeys as Camels weren't domesticated until after his time) and would have gone to Egypt, where famine was rare because of the annual flooding of the Nile.

Egypt itself gets maybe 2 inches of rain a year, but because of where the Nile comes from it regularly watered the fertile valley. When the flooding of the Nile came it went from one mile across to ten miles across at the base of the Delta, something that would have been worth seeing.

Jan 28, 2012
Abraham in Egypt
by: Lujack Skylark

Abraham in the Old Testament visited Egypt. (Genesis 12:10-17)God plagued the pharaoh.

Abraham was 75 years old when he entered Egypt.
He spent 10 years in Canaan and Ishmael was born when Abraham was 86. (Genesis 16:16)

Abraham therefore was in Egypt through the 75th to 76th year.

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