Despite the Exodus story, a majority of scholars do not believe that the Passover festival originated as described in the biblical story.A handful of stars twinkle in the evening sky; it is motzei shabbos.Many of modern biblical scholars hold the opinion that the Torah, or Pentateuch (the series of five books which consist of the Book of Genesis plus the books in which the Exodus story is told) was shaped in the post-exilic period The earliest traces of these earlier traditions are in the books of prophets Amos (possibly) and Hosea (certainly), both active in 8th century BCE Israel.In contrast, Proto-Isaiah and Micah, both of whom were active in Judah at much the same time, show no similar traces.
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