Religion: Moses & Ben-Gurion

How did Moses do it? According to Exodus 12:37, he led out of Egypt about 600,000 men, plus women and children—a total of more than 2,000,000 Jews.

The supply problem involved has long staggered another Jew with some experience in leading his people: Israel's Premier and first Defense Minister, David Ben-Gurion. Last week, while the rest of the world was racked by the summit crisis, Prime Minister Ben-Gurion's views on Exodus 12:37 threw the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) into an uproar, a motion of no confidence, and a hassle that continues in the press.

Logistics....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!