17. Logically False Biblical Stories ==>
   17.1. And Lo, it came to pass that Exodus is not true ==>

17.1.9. How Was All This Recorded?

THE POINT!

There are 40 chapters of excruciating detail in Exodus alone. Since writing was in it's infancy, how was all this detail accurately remembered and recorded?

 

Here is an example of the level of detail to which I am referring.

38:17 And the sockets for the pillars were of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver; and the overlaying of their chapiters of silver; and all the pillars of the court were filleted with silver.

38:18 And the hanging for the gate of the court was needlework, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: and twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, answerable to the hangings of the court.

38:19 And their pillars were four, and their sockets of brass four; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their chapiters and their fillets of silver.

38:20 And all the pins of the tabernacle, and of the court round about, were of brass.

38:21 This is the sum of the tabernacle, even of the tabernacle of testimony, as it was counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest.

38:22 And Bezaleel the son Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses.

38:23 And with him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a cunning workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen.

38:24 All the gold that was occupied for the work in all the work of the holy place, even the gold of the offering, was twenty and nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary.

38:25 And the silver of them that were numbered of the congregation was an hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and threescore and fifteen shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary:

38:26 A bekah for every man, that is, half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one that went to be numbered, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men.

 

Writing, in 1500 BCE was barely beyond pictures on cave walls. The Egyptians developed one of the first forms of writing, cuneiform. The pictographs were stylized, rotated and impressed in clay with a wedge shaped stylus to become the script known as Cuneiform.

See >http://www.historian.net/hxwrite.htm or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_alphabet for excellent presentations on the state of writing at the time of Exodus.

 

They certainly wouldn't have taught cuneiform to their slaves. There is no clay in the desert that could be used as a recording device.

Here is a statement about the stage of writing at about the time of the alleged Exodus:

 

"The Middle Bronze Age scripts of Egypt have yet to be deciphered. However, they appear to be at least partially, and perhaps completely, alphabetic. The oldest examples are found as graffiti from central Egypt and date to around 1800 BCE"

 

HAVE YET TO BE DECIPHERED! Known, in-the-hand scripts*, have yet to be deciphered! But we are to believe that Moses was somehow able to "write" down every detail and then have what he wrote deciphered.

 

* Where are the original writings of Moses? If we don't have them, how do we know what he said? Is it not possible that the story got embellished through multiple translations? If that is so, what part of it is true? Answer... none of it is true.

 

Scenario:

Moses, leading 2 million disgruntled people in circles in the desert with all the attendent problems appertaining thereto, is able to record in excruciating detail, all those parts of the bible that are attributed to him.