An article from this morning's NZ Herald (sourced from the Observer) that's worth a read.
There is no historical figure of Moses, and no reason from archaeology or history to suppose any of the exodus story is true.
[T]he absence of evidence outside the Bible story is potentially embarrassing, says Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, who leads Reform Judaism in Britain. "You have to distinguish between truth and historicity," she said.Truth and historicity? Hmm.
"Moses himself has about as much historic reality as King Arthur," archaeologist Philip Davies famously concluded. A more moderate conclusion comes from the historian Tom Holland: "The likelihood that the biblical story records an actual event is fairly small."Oh dear, can't you just hear the choking sounds from the fundagelical fringe?