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  • Deborah Hurn

    January 25, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Thomas, there are so many issues with very large numbers… where are their graves, for example? Also the inadequacy of the water-sources in the Negev and Transjordan… even supposing optimal hydrology, most are only single springs. And the amount of livestock for 2 million+ people: supposing only 10 head per family of 4 gives 5 million sheep/goats plus whatever cattle and donkeys they had. I live in a city of 2 million+ population. There is just *no way* that we all could communicate (pre-internet!), organise, set out, and travel from one site to another in daily stages so it could be said that we all arrived. The crowd would fill all the space between the towns. A daily stage is about 20 km. That’s about how wide the camp would be. I wasn’t going to bother with other calculations, but I will add some more in the thread.