[b-hebrew] logograms--an ode to Hebrew

Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com
Fri Dec 24 22:29:44 EST 2004

In a message dated 12/24/2004 10:34:46 AM Central Standard Time, 
uhurwitz at yahoo.com writes:

> ..."The existing 
> evidence and lack of evidence strongly suggests Moses and the Exodus as a 
> pious fiction, or at most a gross exaggeration, constructed in the 8th-7th 
> centuries BCE (IMO, under Josiah) to give "history" to the group. "....

Targums tell of a story that all but ten Ephraimites returned to Egypt after 
a grumble with Moses in the wilderness.  This would have been during Ramesses 
11's reign, c. 1299.  They were retained by force by Pharaoh's Ramesses 11 and 
Merenptah until his death.  It is inscribed upon Merenptah's tomb "Israel has 
no more seed,"  An obvious false claim.  There is your evidence that Israel 
was in Egypt, so much for pious fiction.  History put them in Egypt and the 
Bible gives us the Exodus.  If you believe this is just pious fiction why does 
anyone study it so hard?  

Doug Pickrel
Tejas Valley
San Antonio, TX

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