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The Exodus as depicted in the Torah was not a historical event

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Started: 5/10/2016 Category: Religion
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jkgraves735

Pro

Greetings,

For this debate, I wish to debate with a fundamentalist religious individual, be it Orthodox Jew or Evangelical Christian, on the topic of the Exodus narrative as found in the Torah.




A historical Exodus, as defined, contains the following elements:

1) The existence of Moses as a historical character

2) The Enslavement of the Hebrews as a historical period in history

3) The historical occurrence of the ten plagues and the crossing of the Red Sea

4) The actual emigration from Egypt by the Israeli people was historical

For this debate, Con must argue that these 4 elements are historical and factual.

Pro must argue that these elements are not historical or factual.




To keep things flowing, we will deal with specific issues in specific rounds.

Round one is acceptance

Round two is only argument pertaining to issues 1 and 2 in the section above.

Round three is only arguments pertaining to 3 and 4

Round four is exclusively rebuttals, no new arguments

Round five is concluding statements




A few ground rules:

i) Use Yahweh or Elohim as they are used in the original text for source clarification.

ii) No personal attacks. Period. This includes discussion of one's salvation or eternal destination. Personal religious affiliation is a non-issue. Referring to each other as "Conservative" or "Liberal" as a descriptor is acceptable, but not as an insult.

iii) All interactions should be in accord with the teachings of James 3

Discuss accepting this debate with me in the comments. Not discussing acceptance and accepting anyways is an automatic forfeit.
bignipps

Con

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