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Author Topic:   Did the Biblical Exodus ever happen?
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Message 448 of 657 (607658)
03-05-2011 6:02 PM
Reply to: Message 447 by Admin
03-05-2011 4:11 PM

Where are the bodies?
I have read this thread since the beginning, but perhaps I missed this crucial point.

The numbers of Israelites must have been close to at least three million; men, women and children.

If the average lifespan was around 40 years and they wandered the desert for 40 years...then nearly everyone who started the journey would have died in the desert.

Since the enviroment is ideal for preservation...I would assume if the exodus occured there should be plenty of remains to be found.

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Message 453 of 657 (607734)
03-06-2011 2:12 PM
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03-05-2011 6:21 PM

Re: Where are the bodies?
According to the record, due to their unbelief and murmuring, only the young survived to go into the promised land, the rest all dying in the wilderness and particularly, Kadesh Barnea. Moses, in fact, climbed the mountain on which he expired and died, a healthy man, at the age of 120. Many were likely aged but healthy when they exited Egypt. They would have died off in the wilderness or at Kadesh.

I think you're missing the point. They were in the desert for 40 years. The average lifespan was 40 years. That means nearly every one who started the journey should have died in the desert.

So you're saying that even though the lifespan was 40 years in that time frame, this did not apply to those in the desert?

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Message 628 of 657 (618247)
06-02-2011 1:00 PM
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06-02-2011 12:28 PM

Amount of people
Bible is quite clear that 600,000 men, along with women, children, elderly (as well as others) and their livestock were a part of the Exodus.

On some sites though, it has been stated that the 600,000 men is a mistranslation and it should read 600 familes.

Is there any validity to this?

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