Is Gen 1-11 factual history (Orthodox/Fundamentalist view)?
or foundational myths about basic theological truths (Liberal/Progressive view)?
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