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So it is embarrassing for archaeologists to be asked who the pharaoh of the Exodus was.
But it is a question that comes up every year before Passover, when we Jews celebrate our escape from Egyptian slavery into freedom.
If there was an exodus as the Bible states, then there was also a military conquest which followed it.
Both of these events (if they happened), should be discernible from the historical and archaeological record.
That verse is as familiar to Christians as the morning coffee pot. In recent years we seem to have interpreted it thus: "For God so loved the Christians..." The emphasis in the churches nowadays is on us; how wonderful it is for us; we are saved; we have the blessings; peace, joy; we are going to Heaven.
Clement's calculation gives the date 3 BC for Jesus' birth (Christianity and the Roman Empire: Background Texts, Ralph Novak, page 282). Some Biblical chronologists dated Jesus' birth to April 19, and this date became the official celebration of the Nativity of the Savior in the Roman Catholic Church.
In other words, the Children of Israel were unskilled or semi-skilled makers of, and workers in, mudbrick.
They could well have made millions of bricks out of the Nile mud, but then, what is it that they built with them?
They did not build the pyramids, or any temples or palaces as these were all built with stone.
And the peasants’ houses, which were made of mudbrick, were built by the fellahin themselves.