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.
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.
Yes, Buz. We get that, Buz. You're missing the point spectacularly.
You say so yourself: according to the Bible, all the Isrealites who fled Egypt died in the desert before entering Canan. The question is, where are all their remains? That's millions of people dying in a relatively small geographic area, in a climate well-suited to preserving human remains. Never mind all the pottery, animal bones, tools, and other items that would have to be left behind as evidence of their presence. This area has been explored substantialy by archeologists. Where are any of the bones of those millions of Isrealites?
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