#30 Josh, the Exodus is not historically proven - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • hala
    • 28.07.06 | 07:08 (IDT)

    Josh, there is no shred of evidence to prove that the Hebrews were slaves in Egypt, that they escaped by having Moses cause plagues and kill every first-born Egyptian child, that the Red Sea was parted, etc. There is no evidence that a horde of Hebrews entered Canaan c. 1200 BC and destroyed all the towns and killed every living being, as we read in Deuteronomy. These tales were written down about 700 BC, and the contradictions and outright yarns of the Bible make fun reading. Also, have you read Herodotus, one of the first serious "historians? Even he is doubted mightily today, but he did mention "Syria Palaestine" c. 444 BC. The name was commonly used, especially since the kingdom of Israel was no more, and Judea was not doing so well either. Get some real history books.

    from the article: IAF drops pamphlets in Gaza outlining terms for cease-fire
    First published 00:00 26.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 26.07.06
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