Sunday, April 17, 2011

Slaves and Soldiers

A website called "Mormon Heretic" has a great article on the possibility of the Hebrew slaves really being a military unit. This is partly based on the translation Hebrew word "elith", which in addition to being a number is also a military unit. Long time readers should recognize this argument since I've studied this possibility in The Book of Mormon here. You can find the current Mormon Heretic article here.

1 comment:

David J. West said...

I have been leaning that way for the last few years-simply because of the messiness of the dates but also of everything to do with the Hyksos expulsion.

Another quick messy thought-You don't keep your house slaves, your builder slaves all the way over in Goshen-thats a chokepoint to guard against invasion-who would you keep there?