Historical Problems in Bible
I have no interest in a debate but that was some of the most ridiculous bit of misuse of numbers I have read. In reality most civilization's population was nearly static during these ancient times due to war,disease and high infant mortality. The first line of the chart seemed to suggest that 800+ births saw only 22 deaths! The suggestion that "Ezra" could not have faked the numbers because he had poor math skills was hilarious! Ultimately no amount of fancy accounting explains away the fact that archaeology reveals a much different world than that described by the priests who wrote/edited the OT.
The 600 chariot thing is a translating issue. The hebrew says.."His chariots and his people he took with him and he took 600 chariots chosen all the chariots of Egypt" The way most translations have rendered the verse is due to the ludacrous idea of 2-4 million people being threatened by 600 chariots. But that was the point of the discussion.
Too much poop?