Diving into Noah's Flood
I read Dr Rothman's comment below and found out about his book concerning Moses and the Israelites' trek out of Egypt.
I don't know if he discovered the answer to his question about the precious metals carried with them on their departure during the past months (since I am writing this in December and he posted his comment in April) but I will give the factual answer in any case.
It is found in Exodus 12:31-36 about. What I don't understand is that he said he read the account in Exodus but probably didn't notice these verses which explain the answer. And they can be taken as fact because they are written in God's Word and God cannot lie.
The Egyptians freely and more than gladly gave the Israelites their silver and gold as well as food because they quickly wanted to be rid of them, seeing that they had brought so much trouble on them with the ten plagues; not to mention all the Egyptians firstborn children and animals being struck down that very night at midnight when the Israelites fled.
Thank you for your show on Noah's flood.
I actually participated on this dig for a few days and met Dr. Richard Cutter, and his team.They are doing wonderful things over there finding things for the new Museum that is being built.
My research I was completing is the taking a C.S.I. look at the path Moses took up with his people leaving Egypt.
Even after performing detailed research, I was completely amazed at how history is skewed; from the location of Mount Sinai, and how the default Mount Sinai has no artifacts, and the one in Saudi Arabia that is tightly secured by the Saudi government.
The site looks like early Israelites left only weeks ago because of all the scattered artifacts on top of the surface.
I was also thrown back little by the amount of gold and silver that was transported out of Egypt by the Israelites themselves that were thought to be slaves?
Knowing that slaves were not allowed to process gold in any quantity, it perplexes me how the book of Maccabees written by the Israelites, and the Exodus reports over 12,000 pounds of gold and 6000 pounds of silver were being moved by oxen and cart throughout his journey.
I guess my question is and has been; how did the Israelite s slaves happened to come to so much gold, when even in today's economic terms that would be billions of dollars?
The precious metals were recorded by themselves, on three separate Scriptures.
The amount of gold is very clear. There is even mention of the difficulty during the transportation of so much precious metal; so the amount cannot be dismissed by ambiguity of factors, weight charts, and weight comparisons lost in translation over millennium.
However one looks at Moses and his journey is a great story
that last through time. Like you dissecting
the story of Moses and its parts of the journey, one can see it is no longer a
myth or fable, but has real history and proven science behind it.
Thank you.Douglas Rothman Phd, JD.