The following is a report on recent findings in Egypt by Breaking News correspondent Al Quiet.
Egyptologists recently uncovered a news story which broke shortly after the Exodus. The translation reads…
“On a certain day, God showed up unexpectedly in the court of Pharaoh and through His minister, Moses, made demands on Pharaoh to let His people go. After many rounds of negotiations and following several minor irritant plagues, in which God showed He was more than capable of pulling this thing off, our great leader, Pharaoh, put his back up and God had no choice but to eventually destroy the entire Egyptian army.
The outcome? After many years of enslavement, Moses led Israel to freedom and they took most of the Egyptian Gross National Savings with them as they went. Watching their exit toward the horizon we had to admit that we sort of had it coming. They were basically a peace loving people, non-militaristic, who took care of our undesirable tasks, herding animals, and we unilaterally relegated them to slavery making their lives very hard, at one point even trying to kill their male born children. And the moral of the story? What goes around, comes around.
There are many in Egypt who believe Pharaoh should have backed off from the start and with his demise a more reasonable successor will be sought. His cabinet will be replaced also but this time with counselors who hopefully can be more persuasive than the last group.
It was a bad phase in Egyptian history but we are glad to put it behind us. Admittedly, rebuilding the economy will be a challenge without all the slaves.”
NO, THIS IS NOT TRUE.
But, in recent debates about the veracity of the Exodus story, as recorded in the Bible, it was pointed out that there is no evidence in any ancient Egyptian writings that point to the Exodus or to Israelite slavery in Egypt. I’m not surprised. What would we expect them to do with this event? How would we expect them to report it, if they said anything at all? To call this an international black eye would be an understatement. Not even propaganda would help.
There is no doubt they handled this event the same way all countries handle bad press. They buried it. As much as was possible, anyway. There is some documentary evidence for the Exodus. In fact, a DVD exploring some of the evidence, The Exodus Decoded, has been aired on both the History Channel and Discovery. You can see the Wikipedia write up on the documentary here.
Fortunately for the Eyptians, cover-ups were very possible in ancient history. Unfortunately for them, God gave us a detailed record and it is very difficult to erase all evidence.
What do you THINK!AboutIt?