Interesting article about the evidence of the Jewish Exodus

by cappytan 23 Replies latest jw friends

  • kaik
    One thing, large population movements even in neolithic era can be easily to trace from archaeology. We know movement of ancient Greeks from Balkans, Sea People who ravished Levant, Scythians who raided Persian Empire, Goths who crossed Danube. Yet, we cannot recover any evidence of large movement of Jews from Egypt. We are not talking about tribal family, but according to OT up to 1 million people. For comparison, barbarian raid upon Western Roman Empire in 405 which pretty much destroyed Roman position in western Europe had 200,000 people.
  • smiddy

    The Jew`s were slaves in Egypt right ? I don`t think slaves would have owned camping equipment , tents , ropes ,pegs ,utensils , take with them on their banishment from Egypt do you ? They were just told to go not knowing they would spend the next 40 years in the desert.

    With at least a million people wandering around the desert for 40 years , think of the sanitary conditions , with no running water on tap.Did they have portable latrines with them ?

    The area of land covered with a million or so people in living arrangements , those living in the middle of such an environment , do they take a crap on the outskirts of their encampment ? Think of the logistics of these scenarios .

    Just my 2 cents worth


  • Half banana
    Half banana

    The Bible distorts nearly everything. Since the Israelites lived in a small and generally unproductive territory in the land of Canaan near to Egypt and since they were an occupied territory under Egyptian rule for many centuries; the idea of them leaving was just a political aspiration which became embodied in their literature, not a historical reality.

    Modern Jewish archaeology and text evidence dismisses the Biblical Exodus account as a factual event.

    It was an Israelite dream, like much of the OT.

  • freemindfade
    It was an Israelite dream, like much of the OT.

    that about sums it all up lol

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