Magog’s claim in one of the anti-jew threads prompted me to create this, a topic that fascinates me.
I don’t think any religion knows what they’re talking about when they invoke a supreme being, or claim to know the motives of such a thing.
However, when it comes to the old testament, I think that it’s a very decent supposition that some of that stuff happened, from Exodus to all of the kings. I doubt that it’s precisely accurate, but it makes sense that there was a real Moses and a real exodus - the Jews happened somehow, and those stories are too detailed and realistic to be just fanciful myths.
Did David kill Goliath and screw Bathsheba? That whole story of David is so detailed, there’s probably a lot of stuff that really happened.
The part of the Exodus that I have a hard time believing is, apart from parting the Red Sea, that such a crowd of hundreds of thousands wandered together in Arabia for 40 years. Something in that doesn’t add up.