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The Exodus refers to the period in antiquity marked by the enslavement and subsequent liberation of the Hebrews from Egypt.


In one story by Shahrizad, Moses entrusted Gathelus and Scota (the Pharaoh's daughter) with Jacob's Pillow before the plagues overwhelmed Egypt. In another version that she shared to Thailog, Moses took the Stone when he led the Hebrews out of Egypt, and later struck that stone to supply them with water. ("The Rock", "Rock & Roll")

Real World Background

The events of the Exodus are integral in the Jewish celebration of Passover, which commemorates the Hebrews leaving Egypt after surviving the final plague: the death of the first-born from the Angel of Death.

While the story of the Exodus, as described in the eponymous book collected in the Jewish and Christian Bibles, is considered more a narrative than literal history, the story is understood to contain some historical "core" marking the Israelites becoming a distinct culture in the late Bronze Age, as archeologist Avraham Faust describes. [1] Nevertheless, there is difficulty pinning down even an approximate date for the Exodus, given that any written chronology is best to be taken figuratively than literally: The First book of Kings supposedly places the events of the Exodus to the 15th Century B.C., but the expanse of time attributed between the Hebrews fleeing Egypt and the building of Solomon's Temple – 480 years – breaks down to twelve generations of forty years each, with both numbers clearly intended to be symbolic for readers. (1 Kings 6:1)

In addition, given the lack of archeological evidence to corroborate with the Biblical account, there has long been debate as to which historical Pharaohs correlate with the Pharaohs mentioned in the Bible. Possible rulers range over a wide swath of ancient Egypt's history, from Nepherhotep I to Thutmose III to Akhenaten to Rameses II. [2][3][4]

It is fitting, then, that the Exodus would feature prominently in the Stone of Destiny arc that expanded on Seline's line from "Avalon" Part Two: "All things are true... few things are accurate". ("Rock & Roll")

Famous adaptations of the Exodus include 1956's The Ten Commandments and 1998's The Prince of Egypt.

See Also

  • Exodus at Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia