Ancestral Period

Dates: 2000 - 1700 B.C.

Lands traveled by
Israel's ancestors

The Ancestral Period spans four generations, from Abraham and Sarah's departure from Haran for the land of Canaan in Genesis 12 to the migration of his great-grandchildren to the land of Egypt at the end of Genesis. The stories of these early ancestors of Israel are set in the general period 2000-1700 B.C.

The next period is the Sojourn in Egypt 1700 - 1275 B.C


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