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|A nonbeliever told me that there is no proof that Moses and the Israelite's were ever in Egypt. Is there any secular proof that the people of ancient Israel were ever in Egypt? Thank you for your help.|
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|As is the case with Archaeology, we are relying upon what remains for us to study. In our modern era, there is much that is lost to us. However, for some odd reason in recent history (say the last 100 or so years) there has been arguments that the
In fact there are many archaeological finds that prove the Biblical accounts in
Josephus, Eusebius, and Africanus, in the first few centuries quote an Egyptian priest by the name of Manetho.
Modern scholars are skeptical about what survives from Manetho's writings, nevertheless, it is quite apparent that the original Manetho frequently relied on legitimate and accurate source material about Egypt’s chronological history. In fact, he was a priest at the temple at Heliopolis and tradition held that in this temple there was a depiction of a Tree of Life that contained the names of all the Egyptian kings on its leaves. It has been argued, in other papers and articles, that Manetho originally had a very accurate chronological history of Egypt and that the copies of his works that have survived represent badly garbled mutilations of his original text.
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