How many years after Moses did Jesus come? (2022)

How many years was it between Moses and Jesus? How many years now since Jesus died?

It is difficult to be accurate with Biblical timelines, because many of the ages and generations of Jewish forefathers are symbolic rather than based on actual years. We cannot always rely on ages and timelines as these vary from book to book of the Bible. In the Gospel of St Matthew there are generations between Abraham and Jesus. It says in the book of Deuteronomy that Moses was years old when he died, and this is unlikely to be years as we know them today. We are not sure how the years were calculated in the days of Moses and later Biblical figures. As a very rough estimate, there are about years between Moses and Jesus and another years between Jesus and ourselves. But none of these estimates can be totally reliable, as I have tried to explain.

Who was the oldest between Moses and Jesus?

If the person asking this question is after a biblical answer, then no—it was Yahweh (God the father). Jesus does not enter into events until more than a thousand years later. If the person asking this question was to get at the truth, then still no. Nearly all scholars` now say the Israelite nation was never enslaved in Egypt and there was no Exodus from Egypt as portrayed in the Bible. This means there was no crossing of the sea and no splitting of the sea. It turns out the Israelites were actually local Canaanites who left the region of the rich coastal cities to settle peacefully in the hill country to the east.

How much time between Moses and Jesus?

This is a very interesting question. I’m afraid I have to tell you up front that nobody knows where Moses was born, but I’ll tell you what can be surmised. First off, the story of the baby in the basket was adapted from an earlier legend told about Sargon the Great of Akkad. It is not historically accurate. Rather, it was used to place Moses in Egypt as part of the (fictional) exodus legend and to account for the fact that he was culturally Egyptian. Moses, in fact, is an Egyptian name. During the th century, archaeology and textual analysis revealed that there had been no exodus of Hebrews from Egypt, nor was there a military conquest of Canaan by Hebrews invading from the south or east. Rather, the Hebrews were indigenous Canaanites who transformed from a semi-nomadic pastoral culture to a literary and bureaucratic polity in the late second millennium BCE. Crucial to this transformation was the role of the Levites, a priestly caste who were not a Hebrew tribe, held no tribal lands, followed Egyptian customs such as circumcision, and were highly literate. When I was taking graduate courses in the s the prevailing speculation was that the Levites had come up from Egypt or the Sinai and somehow managed to insert themselves into Hebrew culture. But no supporting archaeological evidence for this speculation ever turned up. And no one could answer the nagging questions this hypothesis raised:Why would a group of Egyptian priests migrate north as Egypt was retreating south during the Late Bronze Age Collapse?Why would they ally with the Hebrew tribes, a pastoral highland culture?Why would the Hebrews accept them?As it turned out, the presence of the Levites was most easily explained in the same way that the presence of the Hebrews was explained — they were already there. The Egyptian empire allowed locals to join the priestly bureaucracies in areas they controlled. The withdrawal of the Empire from the Levant in the Late Bronze Age would have left Egyptianized Hebrew priests in their wake. In order to retain their livelihood, it’s natural that these priests would have formed power-sharing agreements with the Hebrew tribal leaders. This new theory explains why and how the Levitical caste arose, why they had Egyptian names like Moses and Aaron, why they had no tribal lands, why there is only one person named Levi in the Hebrew writings and why he was added to Simeon’s blessing rather than having his own, why two Hebrew polities arose in the former locations of the Egyptian administrative regions of Sechem (Israel) and Urusalim (Judah), why the Hebrews came to practice circumcision, and how the Hebrews managed to develop a literary and bureaucratic culture so quickly. Moses was among this group of Levitical leaders. And while his actual history has been replaced with legends which were developed to support Levitical power as divinely sanctioned authority and to craft a revisionist history of a pan-Hebrew past that never existed (probably to justify and support a united monarchy which arose in the late th century BCE), there are a few things we can conclude about him: He probably lived sometime around – BCE. We know the Hebrews did not exist as a defined polity in the s BCE because they do not appear in Egyptian administrative records of the region from that time. We know they did exist by the late s because they are mentioned in an Egyptian inscription from that period. We know that Israelite and Judahite accounts of the Abrahamic through Mosaic periods written after the United Monarchy share a common core of material which, we can assume, must predate them both and which appear to serve the propagandistic purposes of the United Monarchy. Because we also know that this core content is largely fictional, it could not have been written immediately after Moses’ actual lifetime. So there is probably at least a century between Moses’ death and the composition of these (now lost) ur-versions of the Mosaic legends. Moses promulgated the first written Hebrew code of law. In the Ancient Near East, there was a common means of promulgating written law codes, such as the Code of Hammurabi and other cuneiform laws. The ruler would present a code of laws which had been given to him by the culture’s most high god. (You can see Hammurabi receiving the law from the god Anu, for example, in a carving atop a surviving stone monolith into which the code was carved.) Stone inscriptions of the code would be erected in major cities. Clay versions would be distributed to towns and villages. These codes were claims of power as well as a means of regulating society. This is why there is no known instance of any ruler who published such a code claiming that the law was given to anyone other than himself. Since both the Israelite and Judahite writers agree that Moses promulgated the first law — despite the fact that the Judahites frequently downplay or disparage Moses in favor of their hero Aaron — and given the fact that Moses is by far the most dominant figure in the entire Hebrew Bible, it is a virtual certainty that the historical Moses, whoever he was, did in fact issue the first written Hebrew law. Moses had a Cushite wife. The Israelite writings from the era of the divided monarchy deal with a Judahite accusation regarding Moses taking a Cushite wife despite God’s commandment not to intermarry. In this tale, no justification is given. Rather, God simply declares that Moses is His chosen prophet above all others and He punishes Moses’ accusers for daring to speak against him. Had the accusation been false, or not universally known to be accurate in cultural memory, it’s highly unlikely that this would have been the Israelite response. Moses died in the southern Transjordan. Both the Israelite and Judahite versions of the exodus story state that Moses died in the region which became known as Moab. Had Moses not actually died there, it’s difficult to explain why both groups would agree that he did. This is especially true of the Israelites who would no doubt have loved to be able to claim that he was buried somewhere in the northern Levant. There are many non-scholars who will jump to the conclusion that Moses must not have existed because he appears in tales which we know to be non-historical and which contain miracles and other such fantastic events. But this is faulty reasoning, because ancient peoples frequently wrote such tales about actual political and religious leaders, and the tales about Moses are not mythic but legendary. So, back to the question — where was Moses born? Well, given the fact that he is an Israelite hero, he was not likely born in the region that was once Urusalim and became Judah. Also, given the fact that the Israelite writings do not link any locations in the northern Levant to events in Moses’ life, it’s unlikely that he was born in Sechem/Israel either. Several events in the legends of Moses do place him in the southern Transjordan, near the region of the Isrealite-aligned Reubenites who vanish from Hebrew history rather early. So my guess is that he was born in the region in which he died, somewhere to the east of the Dead Sea, and that he may have been a leader allied with the tribe of Reuben. But there is no way to know whether that speculation is correct.

What is the time difference from Abraham to Moses to Jesus to Muhammad?

The epistles are traditionally dated to the fifties and early sixties of the first century, presumably because we need to allow at least seventeen years (Galatians :, 🙂 during which he was preaching, before he began to follow up with these epistles. This would mean that Paul was probably already preaching by the late thirties, just a few years after Jesus died in – CE*. My own research* suggests that the epistles were actually written over a period of three or four years during the Great Famine of – CE, which would mean that Paul actually began preaching by CE at the latest, after a short period of persecuting the Christians.* Our estimates are based on Luke :. If this is not an accurate estimate of when John the Baptist began his mission, then it is possible that Jesus actually began his some years earlier, meaning that he could have died much earlier than tradition states. ** See:

Did Jesus come after Moses?

The Bible does not cover the death of Mary in any way. Catholic tradition holds that she did not die at all, but was raised into Heaven body and soul intact. This is referred to as The Assumption of Mary. Eastern Christians, however, believe Mary died a natural death in her sleep from old age, and that her soul went to her son — after which her body was resurrected and rejoined with her soul, which was then taken up into Heaven. (There is even a site, known as The Tomb of Mary, where this allegedly took place.) The end result being that whether or not the given tradition believes she physically died, a goodly number of Christians believe she still has her body in Heaven. And some sects of Christianity don’t speculate about her death or what came after at all. Some simply assume she died like any other woman, and some just don’t think it’s important what happened to her.

Did Pontius Pilate order the crucifixion of Jesus

Exodus says that Moses was years old when he led the Israelites out of Egypt. According to Kings :, the Exodus from Egypt took place years before the fourth year of King Solomon’s reign, which would place it around BCE, meaning that Moses would have been born about BCE. They did not have computers to check their facts at the time the Book of Exodus was written so we also have another answer. Exodus : says the Israelites sojourned in Egypt for years, which places their arrival in Egypt around BCE. Numbers :- says that Moses was the grandson of Kohath, who was alive at the time of the migration into Egypt and lived years, while his son Amran lived years. At the extremes of biological possibility, Moses could not have been born more than years after the arrival in Egypt, therefore no later than BCE, but probably many years earlier. This discrepancy alone makes it worthwhile considering whether Moses was even a real, historical person. Evidence for the Exodus – RationalWiki cites William Dever, “an archaeologist normally associated with the more conservative end of Syro-Palestinian archaeology”:The archaeological evidence of local Canaanite, rather than Egyptian, origins of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel is “overwhelming,” and leaves “no room for an Exodus from Egypt or a ‐year pilgrimage through the Sinai wilderness.”

How many years was it between Moses and Jesus? How many years now since Jesus died?

Isaiah was certainly a real, historical person and Jesus may have been, so we can form an estimate of when they were probably born.Isaiah began his prophetic career during the long reign of King Uzziah, who died in BCE, so all we can say is that he was born before about BCE.Matthew’s Gospel says that Jesus was born during the reign of King Herod, who died in April BCE, so it is common to estimate the year of his birth as being around BCE.Luke’s Gospel says that John the Baptist was born during the reign of King Herod and that Jesus was born six moths later. However, Luke’s Nativity story says that Jesus was born during the census of Quirinius, which would be CE or slightly later.Nearly all historians say that the Exodus from Egypt never really happened as described in the Bible, so therefore Moses was never really born. Those who believe the Exodus really happened place it anywhere between and BCE, so this is of no help to us. The Book of Daniel is considered to be a Jewish novel compiled in about BCE, although it contains some earlier material written by an earlier author. According to the novelist, Daniel was a young boy when Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, conquered Jerusalem. That would place his birth some time before BCE.

Who was the oldest between Moses and Jesus?

Tradition places Moses’ lifetime in BCE (birth) to BCE (death). Moses was a real person, despite the wishful thinking of atheists. This Jewish tradition has been handed down for over , years by the entire Jewish nation, and accepted by Christians and Muslims as well. Moses is mentioned many times in the Torah and Rabbinic literature. He is also mentioned by ancient non-Jewish writers going back over , years, including Hecataeus, Strabo, Alexander Polyhistor, Manetho, Apion, Chaeremon, Tacitus, and Porphyry. Non-religious ancient Jewish sources mention him too, such as Artapanus, Eupolemus, Josephus and Philo. Link: Archaeology and the Hebrew Bible

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