[b-hebrew] Evidence for the Exodus

MarianneLuban at aol.com MarianneLuban at aol.com
Mon Aug 2 12:32:16 EDT 2004

In a message dated 8/2/2004 8:36:38 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
segall at umich.edu writes:

> The
> accuracy with which the phenomena are described can give some indication
> of the accuracy of the rest of the story. In the case of the Exodus, the
> phenomena described are sufficiently rare and localized that there is
> virtually no possibility they would have been included in the story if the
> Exodus did not occur.

Not exactly.  Only the "soot" and the "days of darkness" were rare.  The 
"Green Nile" and the "Red Nile" always occurred at the time of Inundation.  These 
are easily explained.  Pests and pestilences were never rare in Egypt at all.  
Also, in the New Kingdom, nearly every "first born son" of pharaoh died 
before he could succeed to the throne, many as children.  This is documented.  

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