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    Quote Originally Posted by Politesse View Post
    ....The Book of Chronicles and the Book of Kings are famous for throwing in some extra zeroes between them.
    2 Chronicles 7:5a
    "King Solomon offered a sacrifice of 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep"

    I guess that would be inside the Temple...

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    Quote Originally Posted by excreationist View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Politesse View Post
    ....The Book of Chronicles and the Book of Kings are famous for throwing in some extra zeroes between them.
    2 Chronicles 7:5a
    "King Solomon offered a sacrifice of 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep"

    I guess that would be inside the Temple...
    It took a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by excreationist View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Politesse View Post
    ....The Book of Chronicles and the Book of Kings are famous for throwing in some extra zeroes between them.
    2 Chronicles 7:5a
    "King Solomon offered a sacrifice of 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep"

    I guess that would be inside the Temple...
    At least they didn't have 30,000 pigs as well.

    Lesson one: if a number seems really and truly amazing, that's probably because it's wrong.

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    More fake interest in bible topics.
    What's up? Did you run out of books on non-stamp collecting Rhea?
    Bored? You wanna re-read Exodus myther stuff that you already agree with?

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    I thought the sacrifices took place on an altar just outside the temple. Inside the temple complex, but out of doors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion IRC View Post
    More fake interest in bible topics.
    What's up? Did you run out of books on non-stamp collecting Rhea?
    Bored? You wanna re-read Exodus myther stuff that you already agree with?
    Dear Lion, I like math. This is a math problem. Math problems don’t need to be non-fiction.

    You seem a little agitated and emotional. It’s okay, this is a safe space. Here you can be simply an observer if you don’t care for the discussion. You don’t have to pretend you know the motives of others. Witchcraft is sinful, after all.

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    And last I heard, Israel Finklestein was still a respected archaeologist. You try to portray him as a guy with a 'schtick,' who is just looking for popularity. Instead, he is very much a part of Israel's very active archaeological community, and there's no country on earth with more interest in archaeology than Israel. When Israel occupied the Sinai Peninsula from 1967 to 1982, they went searching for these Exodus Sites that their bible told them were there. They didn't find them.

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    Finkelstein lead the project that searched the hill country for the earliest Israelite settlement, and found 300 of them. and no, there were not 3 million people living at these sites as the Bible claims left Egypt with Moses. Their pottery was of Canaanite design, not what you'd expect from a people that started from 75 herdsmen who lived 430 year in Egypt. You'd expect their culture to reflect Egyptian culture in many deep ways. The early Israelites culture does not. Finkelstein is definitely a top tier Near Eastern archaeologist, one of the most serious and respected archaeologists in the world.
    Cheerful Charlie

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    Look on a map of the region. North Africa and the region that became Isreal is a very small area. Even a few thousand people wandering around for all those years would have been noticed and recorded. They would have left traces.

    I watched a show maybe 6-7 years ago that covered all the archeological evidence to date. A possible scenario is the Exodus was simply escaped Egyptian skives settling in an area.

    There are literary techniques used to estimate dates of the books. I'd have to look it up, the allged order of events in the books does not coincide when tall the books were written. Point being the writings that survived were not probably written from direct knowledge.

    Exodus was in all likelihood a myth constructed from an oral tradition embellished with the supernatural.

    George Washington probably did not chop down a cherry tree, but it is a good moral tale for kids...

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    One of the interesting aspect of Exodus, is the utter lack of Egyptians in Canaan Moses or Joshua had to deal with. Egypt more or less dominated Canaan until the era of Rameses VI, far too late to account for exodus. The earliest hill top settlements were already to be found by then.

    There was a period of time during the ear of the Amarana letters where Egypt ruled much of Canaan with native born Canaanite leaders as proxies. The sons of such chiefs were sent to Egypt to be taught and groomed for that office. And these people were proud of their positions. I have always thought it possible that the idea of Egyptian captivity was a distorted memory of the days where Egypt's pharoahs and village chiefs had a working relationship to ensure peace in the area of Canaan.
    Cheerful Charlie

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