Did it happen?

Three thousand years after the event, there’s not a lot to go on. There are no Egyptian depictions of the plagues, or inscriptions mentioning Moses. For some, absence of evidence means evidence of absence. But it ain’t necessarily so.

Firstly, there are good reasons why we don’t have records of the Exodus outside the Bible.

Secondly, the description of the situation in Egypt at the time the Exodus match those found in Egyptian records of the period.

Follow the links above to find out more. They don’t prove categorically that the Exodus happened, but the same is true of many events in ancient history.

Some might find the miraculous elements hard to believe – sticks to snakes, rivers to blood, parting the Sea?  In a way, that’s the point – they are unbelievable, because they are outside of normal experience. They are supernatural events – and the Egyptians didn’t believe until they experienced them.

Although miraculous, it’s possible the supernatural involved natural processes (something the film suggests). Check out this page for ideas about how the parting of the Red Sea may have occurred.

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