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Moses & the Exodus Generation ca. 1700-1300 - Israelites (a.k.a. Hebrews) in Egypt (since time of Joseph, the "dreamer"); welcome at first, but later in slavery ca. 1250 - MOSES and the Exodus – Plagues; Passover; Exodus from Egypt; Torah/Covenant on Mount Sinai; Wandering in the Desert for 40 years (books of Exodus - Deuteronomy) Have Jews learned more from troubled eras than from good eras? What elements of Jewish faith are tied to the Exodus?
Chronology of the Book of Numbers Num 1:1-10:10 Covers a period of 19 days at Sinai Num 1:1 - From: 1st day / 2nd mo / 2nd yr Num 10:11 - To: 20th day / 2nd mo / 2nd yr Num 13-14 At Kadesh-Barnea 36
Chronology of the Book of Numbers Num 20:1-36:13 The 40th year after the exodus Num 20:1, 22-29 - From ? Day / 1st mo / ? Yr (Miriam and Aaron die at Kadesh and Mt. Hor) Cf. Num 33:36-38 - 1st day / 5th mo / 40th yr Num 15-20 The 38 years of wandering 37
Map of the Delta and North Sinai The Mediterranean Sea Canal Trace Coastal Highway Proposed Exodus Route Alternate Exodus Route Nile Valley Lakes Desert 3
Exodus and the Route of the Wandering Insert Map here 14
The Route of the Exodus Insert Map here 15
Amen-hotep II and the Goddess Hathor Amenhotep II (?) under the protection of the goddess Hathor in the form of a cow, sandstone statue from Deir el-Bahri 8
The Storm God Hadad (Adad) 29
The Tabernacle Holy of Holies Altar of Incense Ark of the Covenant Lampstand Table of Shewbread Altar of Burnt Offerings Outer Court 31
3760 BCE - traditional date of creation of world
Year 1 in Jewish calendar
Is Gen 1-11 factual history (Orthodox/Fundamentalist view)?
or foundational myths about basic theological truths (Liberal/Progressive view)?