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Actually, the Jewish diaspora (i.e. their spread outside Israel) began long before, with the Assyrian conquest of the Jewish Kingdom and the deportation of the Jews to other territories, a common practice amongst the Assyrians, and with the Babylonian Captivity. Later, the Persians conquered Babylon and allowed the Jews to return to Israel, but many just ...


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I'll summarize what the Jewish Study Bible, 2nd edition says about the subject. This material is from the introduction to Exodus and two essays: "The Religion of the Bible" and "Archeology and the Hebrew Bible". Positive evidence: We know that Semites of similar ethnicity to the Hebrews had for centuries migrated to Egypt in search of food and water during ...


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600,000 men with elders, wives and kids have been reasonably estimated to be about two million. A procession such as this which normally aren't more than a few abreast would have stretched for hundreds of miles. At some point someone would be passing through a town or village and couldn't possibly get lost. Also when they crossed the Red Sea, they were still ...



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