Egypt and Canaan are separated by 8482 kilometers (kilometers) and 583.09 meters. The distance between Egypt and Canaan in miles is 5270.8 kilometers. How many people went to the Promised Land?
The Israelites left around 1450 BC and reached the territory they called Canaan about 1350 BC. The total number of people who left Egypt alive to go to Canaan included men, women, and children of all ages. The exact number is not known, but it probably ranged from a low of about 4 million people right after Moses led them out of Egypt to a high of around 6 or 7 million people around 1250 BC when King David conquered Jerusalem. After this victory ceremony, there were probably only about 5000-10,000 people left in Canaan.
This is because most of the people had become slaves during the centuries that followed the exodus from Egypt. Only the leaders of each tribe remained free. They owned some land, but most of their time was spent fighting with the other tribes for power. In the end, they too became slaves.
So the total number of people who went to Canaan was about 10 million people. This includes everyone who left Egypt alive including boys and girls, adults and infants. The number of people who died on the way to Canaan is also estimated at about 10 million people.
He condemned them with forty years of desert wandering till the unbelieving generation perished, never entering the Promised Land.
The book of Exodus tells us that they traveled approximately 450 miles per month which works out to about 15 miles a day. This is confirmed by the historian Josephus who wrote that they traveled this far every three days. Thus the Israelites would have spent about 45 days traveling across Egypt and another 45 days crossing over into Canaan. The total amount of time it took them to get from Egypt to Canaan was 90 days.
In modern times, the distance between Egypt and Canaan is much farther than this, but the distance that the Israelites traveled per day was the same. They would have needed at least one whole month to travel across Egypt and another month to cross over into Canaan. So in reality, the Israelites may have spent two months traveling across Egypt and then reached Canaan in April or May when summer came around. However many months it took them to travel both ways is still just one month, so they didn't waste any time once they were in Canaan.
After they entered Canaan the Israelites divided up into tribes and each tribe went its own way so it's impossible to say with certainty where they settled after they left Egypt.
Aside from that, how long should the voyage have taken from Egypt to the Promised Land? This would put their arrival in the 14th year of Pharaoh's reign.
According to one interpretation, the Israelites traveled directly from Egypt to the land of Canaan. But according to another interpretation, they passed through the territory of two other kingdoms before reaching Canaan. So which is it? Did they travel directly from Egypt to Canaan or not? The text is silent on this issue. All we know for sure is that they spent about four hundred years in Egypt and then entered the Promised Land within a few decades of leaving it. That means they traveled approximately 3000 miles during those forty years.
They began their journey in the spring of the year 1525 BC and ended it in the autumn of 1485 BC. That translates into a travel rate of about 3 miles per day. It's interesting to note that even today, most people do not travel at a rate of more than 10 miles per day.
However, there are times when people travel at rates as high as 50-60 miles per day. For example, people who climb mountains often have to work hard to maintain their speed as they approach the top because they don't want to stop moving.
Ur and Canaan are separated by 5570 kilometers and 217.72 meters. The distance between Ur and Canaan in miles is 3461.2 miles. Ur was built around 3300 B.C. and destroyed about 3000 B.C., so it is believed that people traveled by boat down the Nile River and across the Red Sea to get to Canaan.
Canaan was located in modern-day Israel/Palestine. It is believed that the city was named after a brother of Noah. Since there were only two cities mentioned by name in the Bible, scholars believe that there must have been many more settlements in Canaan with unnamed leaders. There were probably different groups of people living in Canaan at different times. Some were related to the Israelites but they are not listed among their descendants because they were absorbed into other tribes.
In short, Ur was in Egypt, and Canaan was in Palestine/Israel.
Abraham went 700 miles from Ur to the boundaries of modern-day Iraq, another 700 miles into Syria, another 800 miles along the inland path to Egypt, and finally back into Canaan—what is now Israel. His entire journey was in the general area of today's Middle East.
Egyptians enslaved many people from around the world, including Abraham's family. They also took foreign workers who were needed to build their country. The Egyptians forced these people to work on large projects such as building pyramids or other monuments. Some scholars believe that some Egyptian slaves may have been able to escape by hiding in the desert. But others say that because food was strictly rationed in Egypt at that time, anyone who escaped would have died soon after being left alone in the hot desert.
In time, God told Abraham to return to Egypt. He wanted him to take his family back to Canaan but Abraham refused to go until he had fulfilled a requirement of the agreement he made with Pharaoh years earlier. This requirement was for him to sacrifice his son Isaac. When Abraham sacrificed Isaac, it was like a test of Pharaoh's heart toward God; if Pharaoh decided not to let Isaac die, then Abraham did not have to follow through with his promise to bring Isaac back from death. In the same way, Jesus died on the cross at God's request, and since He passed this test, God has forgiven us our sins.