It is during this period that Gleason Archer has placed Abraham (Archer 2007, p. With 430 years between Abraham’s 75th year and the Exodus he would have arrived in Canaan in the year 1876 during the Isin-Larsa period like Kitchen dates him.
Alfred Hoerth, in his Archaeology and the Old Testament, uses this method to date Abraham to this period (Hoerth 1998, pp. Using Ussher’s date of 1491 for the Exodus and 645 years Abraham would have entered Canaan in the year 2136 during the reign of the Gutium. 233–235).5 One of the biggest pieces of evidence used for dating Abraham to the Isin-Larsa period is the fact that Abraham fought a coalition of four kings from the East during a period when each city-state had its own ruling dynasty of kings (see However, by contrast with the Levant, this kind of alliance of eastern states was only possible at certain periods.
This land is noteworthy in the Bible because it was here that the exiles were taken captive after the destruction of Jerusalem. The civilization of Babylonia and Assyria: Its remains, language, history, religion, commerce, law, art, and literature.
It was also here that Abraham had lived before he set out to the Promised Land. (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.
17), was making this connection as he placed Hammurabi around 2100 BC. This gives a date for the period between Abraham and Joseph from around 1900–1600 (Kitchen 2003, pp.