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(Text as at 12/08/2007 10:17:46)

The complete silence in Egyptian records with respect to the Exodus requires explanation.

  1. If the escape of the Israelites from Egypt really was accompanied by the signs and wonders recorded in the Biblical Book of Exodus, it is surprising that there is no mention of them at all in the Egyptian records.
  2. The fact that the Bible refers only to "Pharaoh" in the earlier narratives, rather than to particular Pharaohs by name, contributes further to the difficulty of their identification.
  3. Suppression of the record by the vanquished Egyptians is only just a possibility. The Egyptians were obsessive about records, and partial records of other unfortunate times have been preserved (eg. of the Hyksos period of the 14th to 17th dynasties, during which Egypt was ruled by Asiatic invaders).

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