The Truth of Genesis: The Mystery of Moses!
In our previous article, we spoke of Moses’ mother being 256 years old.
Which is the greater miracle? A virgin giving birth to a male child, the Son of Yehovah? Or a woman maintaining he fertility (and hopefully beauty) for over 250 years, 1000 years after the flood?
Was Moses so “meek” that he didn’t want to write about it?
We had earlier established that Levi and Judah were born in 2072 BC, and the family went to live in Goshen in 2028 BC. Levi was looking at his 44th birthday at the time. He lived to be 137 years old, therefore he died in 1935 BC, being 63 years in slavery.
Let’s say that he didn’t live to see his daughter’s birth, and she was born in 1934 BC. Moses was born in 1678 BC, so that means that she was at least 256 years old, and continued to live a while longer in order to nurse and train the child. The Exodus was in 1598 BC.
In Genesis 15:16, God promises Abraham that “in the fourth generation they shall come hither again”. Jacob was the first generation. Levi was the second. Jochebed was the third, and Moses was the fourth.
Who knows how many husbands Jochebed out lived?
If Kohath, Amram’s father, was two years old when Jochebed was born, and Amram was born the same year that Kohath died, that would mean that Amram was born in 1804 BC, and died in 1667 BC when Moses was eleven years old.
Remember, when a widow had no children, a younger brother-in-law was obligated to marry her to raise up children for the dead brother.
Every year, on the 10th day of the seventh month (Day of Atonement), the high priest had to sprinkle blood on the East end of the Mercy Seat, as a reminder that the death penalty was owed, and for the forgiveness of sins on behalf of the people for one year. In doing so, the Hebrews (Jews) became the initial (first stage) bridge from darkness, evil, ignorance of the Creator, and paganism caused by our sin nature, making a pathway available for mankind to return back towards God. They were called to be a treasure unto Yehovah, above all other people on Earth, and a “kingdom of priests” (Exodus 19:5-6).
During the heyday of the Medes and Persians, a high official in the kingdom set out to kill all Jews in the known world, and erase their memory from the Earth. I would guess this would be in about 438 BC. However, the Lord God turned the tables upon him.
His name was Haman.
In about 168 BC, Antiochus IV Epiphanies, the Seleucid Greek King, outlawed both the use of the name “Yehovah”, and the keeping of the moadim (feasts, appointed times). Anyone caught doing so was killed.
This happened again in Judea (Israel) under Roman rule, and was expanded to include erasing the name of Yehovah from the scriptures, and forbidding circumcision of the male children. Any child discovered to have been circumcised was killed, along with their mother, and left hanging dead against the city walls.
Satan has had a long history of persecuting the Hebrews, but another faction would arise from the Jews, which Satan would hate even more, as explained next time.