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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Moses lived a total of 40 years in Egypt.
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.