reply to post by trumpet
It does seem odd that there would be no record of it at all. This is true. However, like I said, there is a record of it. In the Bible. Like I said
what's more interesting is if it's not true, why would they write a "fake" history of themselves. Applying Occam's razor and all that? What the
heck why didn't they just write down their real history?
So you could say, well maybe we just lost the Egyptian side of the story? But then people come in with this other myth, basically, that the Egyptians
were such great record keepers, but they say it out of context. It's true in one way and not another.
What they imply is that there's some great list of Egyptian slaves with who bought them, who sold them, what country the slave was originally from
and we go down that list and don't see any Israelite on it and see proof the Bible is wrong! But that's really misleading. We're missing the real
While the Egyptians were great "record" keepers you have to know what kind of record they kept. Just like every other culture at the time it was
mostly religious junk about their gods and what wars they fought and their history but it was told through the view of their religion just like every
other culture at the time.
For example, the Egyptians, the great record keepers, how did they invent their writing system? Well according to their "records" their writing
system was passed down to them from the GOD Thoth. As we see, this is not an accurate historical document of where their writing system came from.
This is a RELIGIOUS TEXT! That's the kind of records they kept.
This is why we know so much about Horus but don't know how to build a pyramid. Their religious stuff like every other culture at the time was deemed
to be more important and so now we have no idea how to friggin build the pyramids, but we have a crap load of copies of the Egyptian Book of the
Pretty much the same thing with the slaves. We found a few slave contracts between master/servant and so forth but we don't have much. We know they
had servants and slaves and we even know things like they got paid sometimes and went on strike sometimes, but just to figure this out researches had
to research a but load of crap.
And that's about all we know. We don't know what country each individual slave came from, who their owners were, who sold them. We don't really
have those sort of records. So there's not really anything there to disprove that they had some Israelite slaves because as far as I know the
Egyptians didn't have a central slave registration authority.
We're just left to wonder why the Israelite wrote what they did and where they really came from. Sort of like how we're just left to wonder how they
build the pyramids. Because both stories are mostly just religious texts and neither culture was really into the objective historian type of thing we
do today when we record our history.