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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 12:05 PM
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107. Serious historians agree
Edited on Wed Apr-20-11 12:05 PM by nadinbrzezinski
that it is BS. It wasn't written by Moses, but by scribes anywhere from five to senven centuries after when the events would have happened. It was written to create a sense of nationhood among a people of mostly goat harders.

It was about Egypt and the lower kingdom of Judeah.And the king that ordered this was a pretty minor king well after the first we have evidence to have existed, that is David... no, not as a great king, just a minor war leader.

There are some fascinating books on the subject. To me they are actually more fascinating than the story of exodus itself, since they speak to the development of a nation for real. Incidentally, Exodus is allegory for that. Oh and Jews are probably the oldest nation on earth... still existing and going all the way to the bronze age.

So for me this time of the year is interesting since my fundy brother believes the bible was given by god and all that... and yes we have fundies too.
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