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Did the Exodus occur?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Agnostic75, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. psychoslice

    psychoslice Veteran Member

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    Over a million people running around the desert for forty years had to leave evidence behind, just imagine how many died in that period, there would be bones every where, but I suppose the devil hide them to test our faith lol.
     
  2. outhouse

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    My answer in context was directed to his reply. I understand the piece to be much more then just mythology.


    I do understand the cultural importance as well as the theological importance. Allegory and rhetoric and metaphors were powerful tools.
     
  3. technomage

    technomage Finding my own way

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    To my mind, they still are. :)
     
  4. outhouse

    outhouse Atheistically

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    Absolutely :p
     
  5. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    It is widely recognized that 'elef could well have meant something akin to contingent rather than thousand.
     
  6. roger1440

    roger1440 I do stuff

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    Maybe they just picked up after themselves. Hey, could have happen. They could have been history's first neat freaks. "The lord works in mysterious ways."
     
  7. jay86k

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    Personally, I believe that the exodus and the Hyksos expulsion are two versions of the same historical event. I doubt either side has it 100% correct. I think that some of the "Hyksos" probably assimilated with other Semites/Canaanites and mesopotamians and that resulted in the Hebrew/Israelite people. Just my opinion though, maybe I'm wrong.

    Also, I noticed a few people commented on Jacobvici's "Exodus Decoded." I think he makes a few good points in that documentary. You just have to sift through a lot of garbage to find them.
     
  8. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    Thank you for the recommendation.

    From pages 124-125 &#8230;
    Thanks again ...
     
  9. outhouse

    outhouse Atheistically

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    Lets quote mine your link a little better.



    Which in itself was multi cultural.



    Here the scholar clearly oversteps her bounds and heads off into her personal opinion.


    To date, there is no known connection to the Apiru or Shasu and she is probably following Redfords work which has been refuted for quite some time.


    Shasu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    they are differentiated from the Canaanites


    Habiru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Since the discovery of the 2nd millennium inscriptions mentioning the Habiru there have been many theories linking these to the Hebrews of the Bible. Anson Rainey has argued that that "the plethora of attempts to relate apiru (Habiru) to the gentilic ibri are all nothing but wishful thinking."




    I really wish you would quit regurgitating poor work that has been refuted for ages due to bias.


    Not only that, there really still is no connection to Egypt in your link
     
  10. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    Just in case &#8230;
    outhouse has been on my ignore list for an extended period of time - something which I believe he is fully aware of. If any of his posts are framed as responses to me, it is solely for effect.​
     
  11. outhouse

    outhouse Atheistically

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    If anyone would like to contribute to a connection between Israelites and Habiru and or Shasu please feel free to join in.
     
  12. psychoslice

    psychoslice Veteran Member

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    Good excuse but I don't buy it.
     
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    outhouse Atheistically

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    Me neither.


    because we have a wealth of information, of what did and what did not take place.
     
  14. steeltoes

    steeltoes Junior member

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    Good point. They didn't want to disturb the environment so they picked up all their garbage and took it with them. Environmentalists from way back.
     
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