The Holy Bible records that there were 600, 000 males aged between 20 and 60. You do the math, there must have been somewhere between 2 1/2 and 3 million in total.
"And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot who were men, besides children."
So you have 600,000 men and it's fair to assume an equal amount of women for a total of 1,200,000 adults.
There's no telling how many children each family had; so the number could be anywhere from 2 million people and up.
In addition, in the year following the Israelites' departure from the land of Egypt, G-d asked Moses to conduct a census, which concluded that there were 603,550 men over the age of 20 who were fit for military service. (Num. 1:1-46)
However, men in Israel were considered mature over the age of 13, so there were probably many more men than women. Also, it was Jewish tradition to have many children per family. Also, the amount of men did not include the multitudes who would have included foreign people, slaves from other nations, etc.
The Bible says that 600,000 fighting men were among the Israelites who left Egypt during the biblical Exodus. Donald Redford (Egypt, Canaan and Israel in Ancient Times)extrapolates from Numbers 1:46 to give the total number of Israelites who were said to have fled Egypt as 2.5 million, compared to the total estimated Egyptian population of only 3 to 4.5 million.
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The mature men were about 600,000 (Exodus 12:37), plus the 23,000 Levites (Numbers 3:39). To this must be added the converts (Exodus 12:38), and the women and children. Based on the ratio of firstborn to younger children (Numbers ch.3), it can be seen that the children were numerous. Estimates for the total number are usually given at two million or more.
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It is estimated that 2.5 million Israelites (Jews) were freed by Moses.
Moses is a famous Biblical character who is known for many things such as the Ten Commandments and the plagues on Egypt while the Israelites were in captivity.
Moses was God's servant. He wrote some of the Bible books. He was used by God to take the Israelites out of Egypt. With God's power he performed many miracles. After getting out of Egypt he was given the Ten Commandments which he had to pass on to the Israelites. Moses served as a mediator between the nation of Israel and God.
Moses is important to the church as he is a early prophet, and called by God to be a leader over the Israelites from Egypt, to the journey to the promised land. God spoke to Moses, on many times and gave him the ten commandments.
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After prosper Judaism was formed however, the pharaoh of Egypt didn't like how many Israelites were living in Egypt with fear of them rebelling and taking control and the Israelites were enslaved by Egypt. After asking the pharaoh to release his people and the pharaoh saying no bad fortune was given and later the Israelites were freed a man named Moses was responsible he then lead Israelites back to their land of Canaan taking many, many years in what is now known as the Exodus
the Israelites did not flee. They left Egypt in an orderly fashion with Pharaoh's permission (Exodus ch.12). They numbered a total of over two million.
According to what many people call the Old Testament, Moses was able to communicate with Yahweh. Yahweh instructed Moses on the various tasks that He had laid before him. Thus, it was Yahweh who wanted Moses to deliver the Jewish people from Egypt.
When the Jewish people came to Egypt, there was only 70 of them. But When the Jewish people left Egypt about 200 years later, there was about 60,000 of them. This was because at the time that the Israelites were slaves, mothers gave birth to about 6 children at a time!
It was not Israelites who got into Egypt but the Pharoh's slaves became Israelites after Moses (Peace be upon him) freed them and took them to the land of Israel. Many historians say that Judaism is a covenant between God and Abraham but Prophet Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian. The nation of Moses were named as Jews by the historians. They travelled to the Land of Israel and became Israelites. After Moses many Prophets came to them to end the corruption among them. This is the mercy of God for them and yet they differed many times regarding faith and punishments from God came to them in different forms. It is not necessary to mention the punishments here, you can find it on the net. They still think they are the chosen people of the God but it is not true, only fact is they were the chosen people by God and they lost the divine grace and mercy of God when the whole Jewsih nation denied the Prophethood of Jesus and Muhammad (Peace be upon them).
The significance of the exodus out of Egypt was to show the Israelites the power of their God, the God of Israel. Up until this point some of the Israelites were being influenced by the Egyptian ways and their so called gods. After many years of enslavement and praying to God for their freedom, the God of Israel has groomed Moses and is showing his power to Israel and also to their oppressors, the Egyptians. Moreover, Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt also points to the cross, in that through Christ sacrifice we are being led out our enslaved sin life to a life of salvation.
Moses lived a total of 40 years in Egypt.
Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt and through the desert. Many times during that period, the Hebrews didn't believe in God's deliverance. When Moses first went to Pharaoh and asked him to let the Israelites go, Pharaoh responded by making work even harder for the Hebrew slaves. Many Hebrews blamed Moses and became annoyed at him. When Moses finally did lead the Israelites out of Egypt, they began to doubt God several times, and became disobedient to God. Notably when Moses went up on the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments, the Hebrews began to doubt he would return and thought God must not be real. Then many of them created and worshiped a golden calf. When Moses returned he was annoyed and through down the two stone tablets with the Ten Commandments, smashing them to show his anger at what they had done.
all but one
Abraham and Sarah- Mesopotamia (Iraq) Moses, Aaron, Miriam, Joshua, and Phinehas - Israelites born in Egypt Obadiah- Edom (he was a convert) All the rest of the Hebrew Bible authors (Prophets) came from what is now Israel.
The Torah states that Moses and the Israelites remained in the wilderness for 40 years.
Moses lived for 120 years, 40 years in Egypt, 40 years in the land of Midian and 40 years leading the Hebrew people in the way to the promised land. ANSWER: Moses lived in Egypt for 40 years and learned all the ways of the Egyptians. The next 40 years Moses lived as a shepherd, was married and His father in law (Jethro) was a priest of Midian. It has been said by many scholars that Jethro was a priest of the one true God. If this is so he and Moses had a lot to talk about as Moses had been raised by his mother, Jecobed for some years and no doubt was told about God by her. It was during the last part of the desert years that Jehovah called Moses to deliver the children out of Egypt. The next 40 years Moses did in fact lead the children out of Egypt and was the go between of God and the Israelites. It wasn't Moses' experience that led God to call upon him. All the work of bringing the Israelites out of Egypt was God's doing. Moses was the instrument.
The Bible says that the Israelites spent 430 years in Egypt, and an analysis of the biblical genealogies suggests that Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt around 1440 BCE. That means that the journey to Egypt would have taken place about 1870 BCE. According to Genesis, Moses' grandfather, Kohath, was alive at the time of the migration of the Israelites to Egypt and lived 133 years, while Moses' father, Amran, lived 137 years. We do not know how old Kohath was when he went to Egypt, but if he and his son Amran were capable of fathering a child at any time between puberty and the year of their deaths, then Moses was born between about 1855-1600 BCE. Since Moses died just before the invasion of Canaan, forty years after the Exodus from Egypt, he died about 1400 BCE. On these figures, Moses was born about 3,610 to 3,865 ago and died about 3410 years ago. On the other hand, Moses is recorded as living to 120 years old, which means that one or both of the above dates is wrong, or just that the Bible was written before the invention of calculators and a ready means of checking the facts as they are being written.
2 to 3 million
The number of Israelites that did not leave Egypt is not mentioned in the Old Testament. It is estimated about 2 million to 3 million did leave Egypt, including men, women and children.
According to the account in Shmos (Exodus), 70.
Thirty days (Deuteronomy ch.34).
God asked Moses to do many things (from Exodus ch.3 until Deuteronomy ch.34). The effect of all of them was to get the Israelites out of Egypt, give them the Torah, and form them into a nation all of whom would serve God. See also:MosesThe ExodusThe Torah