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  •  Clarification: No record of exodus (0+ / 0-)

    We don't have all the Egyptian records by any stretch. The central claim for which there should be evidence but isn't is that there was a massive exodus of a slave population. Such an event would be recorded.

    My point is that the Book of Exodus, and Genesis before it, does not support the idea of slavery. As useful as that interpretation is, culturally, they were bonded to stay in a land they were given to use. This would make them initially a guest population and later serfs. Pharoah wanted to decrease/deal with the population to start with, and there are indications that Pharoah is suspecting them of being a fifth column in dealings with an eastern force that isn't named.

    Having them abandon the land and abrogate their contract would be an offense and get them chased, but it wouldn't be something that would be recording on a column. There is evidence for the Israelites in Egypt, but they were not a huge event for the kingdom.

    Everyone's innocent of some crime.

    by The Geogre on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 07:57:57 AM PDT

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