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Featured Genisis version of Egyptian Jewish slaves

Discussion in 'Scriptural Debates' started by Riders, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. fallingblood

    fallingblood Agnostic Theist

    Nov 20, 2009
    There are a number of issues with the idea that the Israelites and Hyksos are connected. First, the Hyksos are considered to be rulers, who invaded Egypt, took it over, and then were expelled. This is said to have happened long before the traditional date of the Exodus. Compare this to the Israelites who are never said to invade Egypt, but slowly gather there, and then become slaves, and leave as freed slaves.

    Second, there is a reason we know of the Egyptians hiding some episodes from their histories. There is clearly something missing from the record. We don't see that here. That, and we do see embarrassing issues here. After all, it would have been embarrassing to be conquered by a foreign power. Yet, we have those records.

    As for the Red Sea bit and being banned, no. If you wanted, you could even go scuba diving in that region.
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  2. Riders

    Riders Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2015
    Unitarian Universalism,Pagan,Zen
    Thankyou for all the replies its very interesting.I love the subject of Egypt in General.
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