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Egyptian Names One might respond that the second explanation is enough; it still doesn’t connect the Levites with Egypt or an exodus. But, then, some Levites have Egyptian names: Hophni, Hur, Merari, Mushi, two named Phinehas, and of course Moses. We in North America, called “a land of immigrants,” especially get the significance of names and what they reveal about people’s backgrounds. Levites have the connection with Egypt, evidenced by their Egyptian names. The other tribes don’t. So Deborah, set in Israel, doesn’t mention the Levites; and the Song of Miriam, set in Egypt, doesn’t mention all of Israel. It just mentions a group who leave Egypt and end up at the miqedash.
You can't just say that thousands of years of history and identity are wrong just because there has not YET been found any evidence. The Bible has been very accurate as a historical source.
originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: Hyperia
Hate to say it man, but there isn't any "historical evidence" of the exodus... It just doesn't exist.
Thus far archeologists/Egyptologists have discovered one single hieroglyph relating to a possibility that the Israelites were ever in Egypt... and all it says is "Israel"
But there is a theory that a tribe called the Hyksos could have been the actual people involved in said story...
Other then that Possiblity, there is no evidence of an historical "exodus" from Egypt