MemberMarch 14, 2021 at 10:12 pm
From the book: PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE EXODUS (A Filmmaker’s Journey) by Timothy P. Mahoney with Steven Law. Pages 332-333
There are four main camps among Exodus supporters that can be described as follows:
- Those who hold to an Exodus date in the Rameses period around 1250 BC (Conquest around 1210 BC).
- Those who hold to an Exodus date around 1450 BC (Conquest around 1410 BC).
- Those who hold to an Exodus date around 1600 BC (Conquest around 1560 BC).
- Those who hold to an Exodus date around 1450 BC (Conquest around 1410 BC) but with an unconventional timeline shift for Egypt/Canaan.
Camps 2 & 4 here are about to get some surprising heavenly support. From THE COMETS OF GOD (New Scientific Evidence for God) by Jeffrey Goodman, Ph.D. Page 155
Orbital backtracking done by American Astronomer Donald Yeomans and Chinese astronomer Tao Kiang showed the Comet Halley had an extremely close encounter with planet Earth on September 7, 1404 BC.
Well OK, maybe it doesn’t fit precisely or maybe some dating of the chronology is wrong. But anyways the some professors do make some nice-sounding arguments that may or may not be an accurate indication of what happened during the Exodus. Tim has relayed several attempts at scientific explanations of Exodus plagues put forth by some scientists in extra material for THE RED SEA CROSSING MIRACLE part 1 (collector’s edition). I’ll add another one here that people can look at with discernment and an open-mind and find intriguing or co-incidental as they wish.
Comets of God pages 154-155:
Apart from the killing of the firstborn sons of the Egyptians, Clube and Napier have divided the plagues of the Exodus into two groups. The first group reflects natural biological phenomena common in Egypt and includes plagues of frogs, lice flies, disease on beasts and locusts. They maintain that the second group reflects rare, but natural cosmic phenomena resulting from cometary activity and includes plagues of blood, boils on man and beast, heavy hail, and darkness. Stones of ice and fiery rock, and irritating iron rich dust from disintigration debris traveling in a stream weeks to months ahead of and/or behind a comet would explain what turned the waters of Egypt blood red and killed the fish. It would explain what caused the boils on man and beast, and caused the fire and "a very heavy hail (ice) such as has not been seen in Egypt" (Exodus 9:18 and 24 NAS). In addition cometary activity could throw enough dust into the atmosphere to bring about three days of "thick darkness," "darkness which may be felt" (Exodus 10:21-23)The irritating come dust and the noxious nitrogen and sulfur compounds produced in the atmosphere by cometary activity would certainly have produced the "boils on man and beast". Recall that in chapter 2 we learned that vast quantities of nitrogen oxides can be produced and fall as acid rain which can be toxid, mutagenic, teratogenic and carcinogenic. Man and beast would develop a variety of rashes and sores.
I might just throw out there that if this doesn’t all fit the time for the Exodus, could it have fit for the battle to save the Gibeonites? The hail from the sky? and the light all night clearing up the next day for them to see that the sun and moon were in the same position (for about a day)?