MemberFebruary 17, 2021 at 7:59 pm
Do you really think the Israelites were teleported unnatural distances through the wildernesses?
People were living a long time in the ancient world if we take the patriarchal ages as they stand. During the wilderness period, they were living to 60 yrs old as this is the age by which the adults over 20 yrs at exodus had died out before the conquest (Num 14:33; Deut 2:14).
I don’t believe that Avaris is an Israelite town… it was founded by the Hyksos invaders into Egypt and the Israelites were not the Hyksos. That is all a very unfortunate connection. The original Hyksos were savage iconoclastic barbarians who plunged Egypt into a Dark Age.
Granite will not hold water unless there are ‘thamila’ (potholes), and these are pretty small, rare, and unsafe to drink from. In steep granite regions like the Western Hejaz, as you can see in GE, the water rushes out through wadis and does not stay in the area (you can see that effect along the coastal strip).