The Facts Concerning the Exodus-Part I

We are going to begin a series of studies that will discuss the Exodus out of Egypt, where Israel was in Egypt, where the bones of Joseph were, where Israel may have crossed the Red Sea, where Mount Sinai may be located, and where Kadesh Barnea is. We will also tie these concepts into eschatology in the past, present, and future, and how they relate to the second coming of Yeshua at the end of the birth-pains.

We know from Scripture that there are three mountains of God: Mount Moriah, Mount Zion, and Mount Sinai. Most people are familiar with Mount Sinai and that’s the one we are going to take a look at. What most people don’t realize is that it will relate to the second coming of Yeshua, so we need to know where Sinai is located if we can.

There are several books that have been published over the years stating that they have found Mount Sinai. For instance, there is “The Sinai Myth” by Larry Williams, and “The Gold of the Exodus” by Howard Blum. People were flocking to these books because people are attracted to anything new and controversial. Many believe that the children of Israel were in the Nile Delta, left to go around the northern end of the Gulf of Suez, then down to the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula, then crossed the Gulf of Aqaba, over to Mount Sinai in northwestern Arabia. We will see that this route is impossible according to Scripture, but the location of Mount Sinai may be accurate.

What we are going to find out in the story of the Exodus is that it will relate to the coming of the Messiah, and it will relate to the False Messiah as well. We will also see a horror story. Some say the Exodus never happened and we will look at what they say. But we will also see what really happened in Egypt and the journey to Sinai.

To be fair, most of what is presented in these books is not evidence and so their conclusions will have to be proven, but we will see the general areas where these events happened and the general area where Mount Sinai is located at least. A particular mountain called Jabal Al Lawz is a good candidate. We will also look at where Kadesh Barnea is, where Miriam is buried. Aaron is buried on Mount Hor near Petra. The premise for how this will relate to the coming of Yeshua is found in Ecc 1.9 where it says, “That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done.”

There are some facts and myths surrounding the Exodus, and we are going to try to sort out and settle some of these. The Red Sea goes into two prongs around the Sinai peninsula. Then we have Lower and Upper Egypt. The Faiyum in middle Egypt was where Joseph was, and Goshen (draw near) is in the Faiyum and was where Jacob settled. Many questions have been raised by scholars, and some say that the Exodus never occurred because there is “No evidence of a Jewish presence.” These scholars will say they found Kadesh Barnea (holy wilderness of wandering) where the ten spies were sent out. Israel lived there for 38 years and they say, “But where are the bodies of those who died?” But the issue is, they are not looking in the right place for Kadesh Barnea, and they have the wrong time because they do not believe the word of God and it leads these scholars into blindness. We will see where Kadesh Barnea is, and by what name it is known by today, and where Israel lived. The interesting fact is, many people have seen this place because it has been in many Hollywood movies.

We know that Israel was in Egypt about 210 years and an estimated 1.5 million people came out (600,000 in the army alone). But where is the evidence that they were there? Are there buildings and graves? Scholars teach the traditional route route of the Exodus to Kadesh Barnea, and we have mentioned this earlier. There are many articles on the presence of Israel in Egypt and not much evidence has been found there, say the scholars. They say all this occurred from 1250 to 1200 BC, but David reigned around 1000 BC, so where is the evidence they say? As a result, they conclude the Exodus is a myth. But what do the Scriptures say? In Gen 15 we have what is called the “Covenant between the Halves.” From Abraham and the covenant it was 220 years, and from the covenant to the departure from Egypt it was 210 years. Gal 3.13 says it was 430 years to the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Looking at all that we have studied, they were in Egypt about 210 years, and they were slaves for about 80 years.

In Part II we will begin with discussing where Joseph was and some significant evidence for his presence, the Faiyum where he lived in middle Egypt, and give a timeline from the time Joseph was sold to the Exodus, and much more.

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