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How Many Came To Egypt With Jacob?
Genesis 46:26-27 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six (66); And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten (70).(KJV)
Acts 7:14 Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls (75).(KJV)
Sixty-six is the number who went into Egypt, not counting Jacob, Joseph, and Joseph's two sons. Adding them in makes seventy. As for the other five mentioned in Acts, it counts all kindred. The word used for 'kindred' is 'suggeneia', which means, according to Strong's Concordance, a relative or a fellow countryman. So the other five were probably not blood relatives of Jacob, but five fellow Israelites, perhaps servants, who travelled with Jacob's family. Not a contradiction.
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