What do Baha'is say about Exodus & 40 years wandering

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jenniferatemple
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What do Baha'is say about Exodus & 40 years wandering

Postby jenniferatemple » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:27 pm

There really is not much of evidence for the Moses story. I would like to find a Baha'i view. There seems to be lot of historical data in the OT Bible that simply proves incorrect in the science. How do we reconcile these stories with the Baha'i Faith?

MontanaDon
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Re: What do Baha'is say about Exodus & 40 years wandering

Postby MontanaDon » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:15 pm

I don't think you'll find a satisfactory answer.
IMO, most of the history in the Bible needs to be understood as myth in a technical sense. They are stories with some factual basis but in which the point of the story is more important than factual accuracy, stories that tell who a people are, where they came from, where they're going and how they'll get there.

As a result, they are true but not necessary factually accurate. It is a modern concept that truth is dependent on factual accuracy. It is the insistence that it is that has resulted in fundamentalists insisting on Scriptural inerrancy.

Don C
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Re: What do Baha'is say about Exodus & 40 years wandering

Postby jenniferatemple » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:48 pm

MontanaDon wrote:I don't think you'll find a satisfactory answer.
They are stories with some factual basis but in which the point of the story is more important than factual accuracy, stories that tell who a people are, where they came from, where they're going and how they'll get there. As a result, they are true but not necessary factually accurate.

Don C


Thank You Don, your answer was, indeed, very satisfactory and much the conclusion I'd come to but you your answer was more concise than I could have come up with. I needed the answer for a friend who is very much a non-religious fundamentalist.


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