For many centuries the Egyptians were present in Palestine, controlling the trade routes and importing the timber, olive oil and minerals not found in Egypt.
Archaeology has uncovered dramatic evidence of this pervasive Egyptian presence in 'Canaan' yet nowhere does the Bible refer to Egyptians outside of Egypt.
It would spoil the story!
How could Hebrews escape into the promised land if the Bible admitted Egyptians were running the show there too?
This is the same scenario that I have been asking on this thread and others.
WHY on Earth would the hebrew god take the Jews out of Egypt and place them right back into the Egyptian hands again?
It just doesn't make any effin sense!
This sounds like something the mentally disturbed dr. Shrink would do.