Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

After God rescued the Israelites out of Egypt, how come they wanted to go back?

10 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    They didn't have free food like they did when they were slaves. 

  • 1 month ago

    Despite  the Story told, the Israelites were very prosperous, and highly regarded by Egyptians and Hyskos in Egypt.

  • 1 month ago

    Assuming the 'exodus' actually happened, it's not surprising that at least some of them would want to go back.  People who have been enslaved their entire lives are often institutionalized to a point, and going back to the only thing they've ever know is preferable to being 'freed' (especially if it means wandering out into the desert).

    In reality, there are no records of the 'Israelites' ever being in Egypt (at least not in the numbers the bible claims), and the stretch of desert they supposedly spent 40 years wandering in is just not very big. 

    Someone once pointed out that if the number of Israelites was accurate, that they could've held hands and formed a human chain between the place they supposedly left in Egypt and the place they ended up at.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Here is the truth: Not unlike today's christians, some of 

    the Israelites enjoyed being dominated, and commanded 

    on how to live, by a power that was greater than they were. 

    They had become so weak, and so submissive.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    God lifted His Spirit from them and they no longer believed [Which illustrates "faith" comes from God; Hebrews 12:2] unlike us today who have been Holy Spirit baptized and "His Spirit dwells within us" (Romans 8:9) 


    (((CAUSES))) us to keep His commandments" (Ezekiel 37:26)!

    "Now, O Lord our God, who brought Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and who made for Yourself a name renowned to this day, we have sinned, we have acted wickedly" (Daniel 9:15)!

    “Watch and pray lest you enter into temptation. The Spirit is ready, but the body is weak.” (Matthew 26:41).\

    15 "While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. 

    16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. 

    17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness? 

    18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? 

    19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief" (Hebrews 3:15-19)!

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Moses fled a death penalty for killing a Jew beating Egyptian.  Then a burning bush told him to go back to rescue Jewish slaves.  My bush is lazy, and just sits there.

  • Bryce
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "The overwhelming consensus among scholars is that the story in the Book of Exodus is best understood as a myth and cannot be treated as history in any verifiable sense. While archaeology has found traces left by even small bands of hunter-gatherers in the Sinai, there is no evidence at all for the large body of people described in the Exodus story: "The conclusion – that Exodus did not happen at the time and in the manner described in the Bible – seems irrefutable.  Repeated excavations and surveys throughout the entire area have not provided even the slightest evidence". (Wikipedia)

  • 1 month ago

    Because they thought being a slave in Egypt was preferable to dieing in the wilderness. They thought God would abandon them or kill them 

    Source(s): Orthodox Jew
  • rodcom
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    To bomb the Egyptian air force before they could start a war.  They are big into preemptive attacks.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    In a word, complacency.




    a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction.

    God hates complacency.

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