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What’s More Likely: Snake or Stake?

Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent comment by WCB on a thread today reminded me of the Exodus claim of Moses’ staff: The Staff of Moses is a staff mentioned in the Bible and Quran as a walking stick used by Moses. According to the Book of Exodus in the Bible, the staff (Hebrew: מַטֶּה‎ matteh, translated “rod” in the King James Bible) was used to produce water from a rock, was transformed […]

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Exodus Sidebar: More on Moses and Sargon

Reading Time: 9 minutes I think that Dave Armstrong believes that the purpose of my existence is merely to answer his articles that he writes against me. I hate to burst his bubble, but I have other things to do with my life that take something of a priority over responding to him. On the rare occasion that I do […]

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Exodus Sidebar: Refuting Armstrong’s “Refutation” on Pitch (but Oddly Not Sargon…)

Reading Time: 12 minutes Oh David, David, David. David “I love science as much as any atheist” Armstrong likes to see himself as the white knight, tackling my “screeds” articles and refuting them. Except, this is rarely what actually happens. He recently claimed to have refuted me on camels but after further inspection, er, hadn’t. In my last piece […]

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Debunking the Exodus V: Moses’ Birth

Reading Time: 10 minutes The Exodus is a story that is hugely important to Christians (and Jews), as can be seen by some comments by Christians on the previous articles in this series. I want to continue my claims that the Exodus never happened because of both historical issues and theological/philosophical ones by getting onto some philosophy before returning […]

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Exodus Sidebar: Replying to Armstrong about Camels

Reading Time: 8 minutes I recently posted my latest piece on the historicity of the Exodus accounts in the Bible, this time concerning the historical problems of the mentions of camels in the Old Testament. Catholic blogger and apologist Dave Armstrong has attempted to refute my claims with a post of his own, to which a couple of commenters […]

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Debunking the Exodus III: Camels

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Exodus account is one of the key stories of the Bible, creating a foundation upon which so much else in the Bible is built. Without the truth of the Exodus, the truth of Moses, the Mosaic Law and any number of other claims are brought into suspicion. Previously, I have shown you the problems with […]

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Debunking the Exodus I: Chronology

Reading Time: 13 minutes I am re-running my “Debunking the Exodus” series for some of my newer readers. “…In the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come  out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which [is] the second month, that he began […]

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