The reason for their exodus remained open to speculation.
A considerable portion of the Turkish population emigrated in 1881; a further exodus took place in 1898.
No deductions as to their chronology can be based on the silence regarding them in Moses' song, Exodus xv.
2 Exodus iii.
Certain priesthoods in the first stage (§ 1 [a]) claimed descent from these prototypes, and it is interesting to observe (1) the growing importance of Aaron in the later sources of "the Exodus," and (2) the relation between Mosheh (Moses) and his two sons Gershom and Eliezer, on the one side, and the Levitical names Mushi (i.e.