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1 Chronicles 13:5 So David assembled all Israel, from the Shihor River in Egypt to Lebo Hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim.

Are there Israelites in Egypt at this time?

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  • Just for clarification, are you asking "at this time" of the writing of 1 Chronicles? – agarza May 11 at 16:54
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1 Chronicles 13:5

So David assembled all Israel, from the Shihor River in Egypt to Lebo Hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim.

This is a poetic way to say from the south to the north.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

  1. from Shihor of Egypt—(Jos 15:4, 47; Nu 34:5; 1Ki 8:65; 2Ki 24:7; 2Ch 7:8); a small brook flowing into the Mediterranean, near the modern El-arish, which forms the southern boundary of Palestine. unto the entering of Hemath—the defile between the mountain ranges of Syria and the extreme limit of Palestine on the north.

It does not necessarily refer to actual Israelites inside Egypt. Even if it does, it does not mean that they have actually shown up in David's celebration.

Keil and Delitzsch express a similar interpretation:

David collected the whole of Israel to carry it out. "The whole of Israel," from the southern frontier of Canaan to the northern; but of course all are not said to have been present, but there were numerous representatives from every part

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