The Egyptians! Exodus! Death of the Firstborn
Another part of the Exodus account that's been hotly debated that of the death of all the first born in Egypt.
The Papyrus confirms the scene of death corresponding to the slaying of all the firstborn in the sacred account. Only such a terrible disaster as the death angel passing through could have produced the pitiful condition described.
Papyrus 2:4: "Forsooth, women are lacking and no (children) are conceived. Khnum fashions (mankind) no longer because of the condition of the land." Khnum was the potter god who supposedly shaped babies on a wheel. 2:5-6: "Death is not lacking (?). The mummycloth (?) speaks, before every one comes near it (?)." Gardiner makes this comment about the preceding statement, "The sense seems to be: corpses are everywhere, and the very bandages cry out, so that they can be heard without drawing near to them."
Papyrus 2:6-7: "Forsooth, many dead men are buried in the river. The stream is a sepulchre, and the place of embalmment has become stream." 4:3-4: "Forsooth, the children of princes are dashed against the walls. The offspring of desire are laid out on the high ground. Khnum groans because of weariness."
Yet Israel did not leave a picture of death and destruction without taking their reward for years of slavery. Notice Exodus 12:35-36: "The people of Israel... had asked of the Egyptians jewelry of silver and of gold, and clothing... they let them have what they asked. Thus they despoiled the Egyptians."
Papyrus 3:6-10: "Gold is lacking, the..... of all handicrafts is at an end (?). The..... of the king's palace is despoiled (?)." 9:6: "Behold, no craftsmen work. The enemies of the land have spoilt (?) its crafts (?) [impoverished its craftsmen — Faulkner)." 6:3-5: "(People) are stripped of clothes, spices (?) and oil. Everybody says: there is none."
The Egyptians literally lost everything because of sin.