How many children in Egypt (a. = 11!)
OK going into Egypt we have ~70 people after some 400 years we have ~600,000. Assuming that a generation was seventy years that gives 6 generations until 420 years have passed.
If 70 individuals translates into 35 married couples then we have 35 families. If each family has 11 children :eek: then that translates to 5.5 families replacing each i.e. 35 x 5.5 = 161 continue in like fashion for 6 generations and you arrive at 331,600 families. Multiply by two to find the number of individuals = 663,200.
So each family had roughly 11 children. Or can someone do the maths better:oops:?
-----Added 2/3/2009 at 08:57:24 EST-----
If you pastors ever wondered what your congregation was thinking Sunday morning this was it for 1st February :p
revised numbers but still 9-11 children
Just checked what the preacher said Sunday am and it was 600,000 MEN.
So take the generation down to 60 the children to 8.1 and that gives a population of 625,537 families ~625,537men
Why? Well in the news this week is the woman in America, who had 8 children. She is now being subjected to a lot of bad press for having too many children :worms:. We count our riches wrongly! :judge:
Besides it is interesting to know! :rolleyes: