Not mythology

“And I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and ye came unto the sea; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and horsemen unto the Red sea. And when they cried unto the LORD, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes have seen what I have done in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness a long season.”  (Joshua 24:6-7)

Joshua is speaking to the new generation, whose parents were brought out of Egypt via the great miracle of the parting of the Red Sea.

For forty years this new generation, born in the wilderness, heard their parents tell them of the great miracle they experienced.

It was not the stuff of legend or mythology, it was the common experience of over one million people simultaneously, and they passed it on to their children, the direct retelling of what one million people experienced together.

No one could stand up and say it didn’t happen.

I’m just pointing out that it was impossible for such a scenario to be cooked up.

It would be like one million British people today all telling their children that forty years ago they all walked across the English Channel on dry land.

You can’t invent mythology that quickly.

So, what we read in the Bible is historical fact, not mythology.


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