Numbers 13.22 – Incidental reference to seven years between the building times of Hebron and Zoan

As the twelve spies went through the Land of Canaan, Moses wrote of their path,

“And they went up through the South and came to Hebron; Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak, were there. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)” (Numbers 13.22).

While Moses made a significant historical note, the fact that it was seven years between the building times of Hebron and Zoan, is incidental, but Moses making a historical note for verification was by no means incidental.

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