Question: Why is the dating of the Exodus important and how did we arrive at the date of the Exodus proposed in your textbook?

We arrived at the date of Exodus according to the examination of the Egyptian data that Thutmoses III was most likely the pharoh during Moses exile. Moses then grew up in the palace and had a great education learning different languages of the Egyptians and Israelites.

Why is the story of Exodus so important?

The Book of Exodus tells how the Israelite people were freed from slavery in Egypt by their god, Yahweh, and under the leadership of Moses. Moses is considered an important prophet in three major world religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Experts say that Exodus is the most important book in the Jewish Torah.

What was the date of the Exodus?

Akhenaton. 1 Adding forty years to these dates to allow for the interval between the exodus and the fall of Jericho, the date of the exodus would be between 1440 B.C. and 1415 B.C., which is a close approximation to the 1446 B.C. already deduced from other considerations.

What year was the Exodus of Moses?

This occurred in the fourth year of his reign, about 960 bce; therefore, the Exodus would date about 1440 bce.

What does the Bible say about a census?

In Numbers, the fourth book of the Hebrew Bible, God requested a census of the Israelites during their journey in the wilderness (Numbers 1:2; 26:2). From the name “Numbers” alone, its clear the counting of the people was an important part of the narrative.

Why was it bad to take a census in the Bible?

Since a census is by its nature meant to include information which would reflect how many crops are being produced and how many men might be able to serve in the army one day, such an ancient census amounted to a distrust by the king in the providence of God to look after the people of Israel.

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