And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, besides children.
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Augustine of Hippo
From their single ancestor, in not much more than four hundred years, the Hebrew people became so numerous that at the time of the exodus from Egypt there were, we are told, six hundred thousand men of military age. This number does not include the Idumeans, who were not reckoned with the people of Israel, although they were descended from Israel’s brother Esau, who was a grandson of Abraham. Nor does it include those other descendants of Abraham who were not of the line of his wife Sarah.
Ramesse. The first of the 42 stations or encampments of the Hebrews. (Menochius)
Socoth, or tents, perhaps the Scenæ of Antoninus, or the Mischenot, mentioned chap i. 11.
About. Moses does not speak with such precision, as after the people had been numbered, and were found, 13 months after, to be 603,550 men, without the Levites, or those under 20 years. (Calmet)
Women and old men, and Egyptians, who joined their company, might make them amount to three millions. (Menochius)
Joseph came into Egypt alone, and soon thereafter six hundred thousand depart from Egypt. What is more marvelous than this? What greater proof of the generosity of God, when from persons without means he wills to supply the means for public affairs? Oration