How Long After Joseph Was Moses (And Why)?

Exact Answer: Around 400 Years later

The events and the books in the Bible are connected. There are references given in the Bible that takes one to another chapter while reading it. So it goes with the story of Joseph and the story of Moses. Joseph was one of the 12 sons of Jacob in the Bible. God promised to bless Joseph’s bloodline by giving his promise to Abram, Joseph’s ancestor. Joseph saves his family when they are in trouble.

Although the story of Moses happened hundreds of years after the story of Joseph, Bible shows that God keeps his promise by uplifting and “blessing” Israelites, through Moses.

How Long After Joseph Was Moses

How Long After Joseph Was Moses?

The Bible, the book of Genesis, talks about how God creates the world and made humans rule the world. When humans rebel against God or forget God, God chose Abram or Abraham to send a message to humanity through him. God promises to bless Abram and his bloodline.

Later, the story goes to the story of Joseph. Jacob, a successor of Abram, had 12 sons. One of them was Joseph. He was dearest to Jacob so, Jacob gives his son a multi-coloured coat. The rest of his sons were jealous of Joseph. They kidnap Joseph and sell him as a slave in Egypt. Joseph faces even more troubles and is sent to jail after false accusations. However, God helps Jacob and gets him out of jail. He even makes Joseph the governor of Egypt. Later, with Joseph’s advice, Pharoah, the king of Egypt, saves Egypt from famine. Joseph’s family who were Israelites, come to Egypt and Joseph helps them in famine as well.

Joseph Was Moses

Later around 400 years, the new Pharoah grows hatred towards Israelites and sees them as a threat. He orders all Israelites’ male infants to be killed. One Israelite woman put her child in a basket and flows him into the river. Pharoah’s daughter saves the child and takes care of her. She names him Moses. Moses grows up and God tells him to give his message to Pharoah.

Moses gives his message to Pharoah and asks him to let go of the Israelites. Pharoah did not let go Israelites so God threw several plagues on Egypt. One of the Plagues killed Pharoah’s own son, so he finally let go of the Israelites. He tried to attack travelling Israelites, but it led to his own end.

Why Moses Was That Long After Joseph?

According to the book of Genesis, God promises Abram to bless his bloodline. However, Bible depicts many incidents where his bloodline suffers but God save them. In the book of Genesis, Abram’s successor Joseph, one of the 12 sons of Jacob, saves his bloodline family during the time of famine.

Joseph is hated by his own brothers. He is kidnapped by his brothers and sold as a slave to Egypt. He is sent to jail but God helps him. God helps him and gives him his blessings. In Egypt, when the famine comes, he is made the governor by the blessings of God. Joseph saves Egypt from famine. Not just Egypt, he lets his family, or let’s say Abram’s bloodline, in Egypt and helps them too. That way God blesses Abram’s bloodline.

Joseph Was Moses

There, Egyptians and Israelites live without troubles for hundreds of years. Then comes the book of Exodus. In this book, the Pharoah after 400 years generates hatred for Israelites. That’s why he orders to kill male infants of all Israelite immigrants. But, God blesses one child and he is saved by Pharoah’s own daughter. This child is Moses. Moses grows up to be the messenger of God and continuously warns Pharoah. But Pharoah becomes hard-hearted and later God makes him more hard-hearted.

This led to his own child’s death. He frees the Israelites but he attacks them. His hatred does not end even after losing his own child. Finally, this hatred towards the Israelites leads him towards his own death.


The Bible has several references within itself. God promises to bless humanity and chooses Abram to be the example. He promises to bless Abram’s bloodline and saves them in various situations.

When Joseph, is sent to jail after being kidnapped and enslaved, God helps him to grow up into power. He becomes the governor of Egypt and saves Egypt and his family. Joseph accepts his family. The same family who once kidnapped and sold him to become a slave. He turns good from the act of Evil.

400 years later, when the new Pharoah of Egypt, grows hatred towards the Israelites, Moses comes forth and saves everyone through God’s blessings.



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