[b-hebrew] Evidence for the Exodus

Brian Roberts formoria at carolina.rr.com
Mon Aug 2 14:19:30 EDT 2004


Marianne,

Alright, good point. Given this combination of frequency and rarity, is 
there a period  - when one Pharaoh ruled -  when all of the plagues 
occurred?

Brian


On Monday, August 2, 2004, at 12:32  PM, MarianneLuban at aol.com wrote:

> 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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