Seriously? This is your answer?
Then I would have to say you are almost there if you will open your eyes. Because here is the problem. The bible's foundations are in these first 5 books, allegedly written by non other than Moses. The passover itself comes from the story of moses. And also two other holidays.
A month later, on Nisan 15, the all-important Jewish festival of Passover (“Pesach” in Hebrew) begins. Historically, it is the first of the three festivals, and commemorates the Israelites’ escape from slavery in Egypt, as described in the Book of Exodus, and all of the miracles associated with that event. (One of those miracles is that in the final one of the 10 Plagues, the angel of death “passed over” the homes of the Israelites when it slayed the first-born sons of the Egyptians – hence the name.) It is a celebration of spring and of the rebirth of the Jews as a nation.
Like Sukkot, Pesach lasts seven days (eight outside Israel), with its first and last days being holy days.
During the entire festival, one refrains from eating bread, and by inference, an entire variety of other foods that have the potential to ferment, so as to recall the haste with which the Israelites left Egypt, with not enough time to allow their bread to rise sufficiently. That’s the reason we eat “unleavened bread” – matzo – both at the seder, the ritual meal observed at the start of the holiday, and throughout the holiday’s duration. Shavuot
Seven weeks after the Exodus, Moses received the Torah – that is, the corpus of Jewish law, both written and oral -- from God on Mount Sinai, a momentous event commemorated by Shavuot (“weeks”), a one-day festival that also marks the spring harvest, when the first fruits were gathered and brought to the Temple as offerings.
Shemini Atzeret and Simhat Torah
Shemini Atzeret and Simhat Torah fall immediately after Sukkot. In Israel, the two holidays are the same day; outside the country, they fall on consecutive days.
Shemini Atzeret (“the eighth day of assembly”) is of obscure meaning. Simhat Torah (“rejoicing of the Torah”) marks the festive end and the immediate restarting of the year-long cycle of reading the Five Books of Moses in synagogue.
You may consider the story of moses an allegory. But to the Jews this was a very real event. If there was a Jesus it was very real to him because:
1. It contained prophecies that pointed to his coming and/or relate to his life which are referenced by Jesus and the apostles. Here is a website showing 8 out of 40 old testament prophecies of Jesus that were in the Penteuch.
2. Even Jesus said he was the fulfillment of the law in Mathew 5:17.
3. Moses is mentioned in the four gospels 37 times, many of those times by Jesus himself
4. Moses supposedly appeared with Elias in front of Jesus and the apostles in Mark 9:4.
No where in the bible are you going to find that the story of exodus was an allegory. It was believed to be a very real event. The only reason that you say it is an allegory is because of christian apologetics. Which came as a result of lack of evidence, they found out the exodus didn't happen and had to make an excuse so they could keep their faith. They wouldn't even have looked for the evidence if they thought it was only an allegory.
Also think about this. The bible says Jesus was without sin and neither was guile found in his mouth. If you believe Jesus existed and you must or you wouldn't be a christian. You must believe this statement. Guile is deciet. So Jesus couldn't have presented moses as a person who lived and breathed, who was close to God, and in whom God trusted to give the law to the isrealites at Mount Sinai if he couldn't be deceptive. And if he was in fact continuing the deceptive lie that moses was real then he was in fact not a spotless lamb was he? No that would make him a liar. And if he was a liar he was a sinner.
Now you may say that Jesus didn't know it was an allegory. That he thought it was real so he didn't know it was a lie. On that I would call bullshit. Hell we are talking about the almighty son of God here. The only thing God kept from him was the due date for his second coming. Without the first five books of the bible everything falls apart.
We know now that not only was the penteuch not written by moses but that it was written and edited by at least four different people. They are designated as "J, E, H, and P.
J- was the writer that brought in Yahweh as the name for the diety that isreal worshipped.
E- is the writer who referred to diety as EL or Elohim. If you will do some googling on ancient Canaanite beliefs you will find that the EL mythology will explain a lot of things in the old testament. EL was originally believed to be ruler over a whole pantheon of God's. You will remember some of the names of his children from your bible studies. I'll let you look it up. It's a very breathtaking read for a christian.
H- is the author of deuteronomy which was a book that was "found" during the reign of king Josiah. This book conveniently reflected all of the kings own personal beliefs which he then put into governmental law after it was read before the people.
P- lastly P was the priestly source that organized the Torah and added their own views which gave reason for why God turned his back on them and why the Temple had been destroyed. They had sinned against him therefore they were being punished.
As you can see Bibler not only did the exodus not happen, not only was Moses not a factual figure in history, it also wasn't an allegory. It wasn't An allegory because it was a lie. It isnt a beautiful poem or story that captivates the mind and reflects God's inspiration. It is a rule book presented as an actual event in history and an actual act of God for the Isrealites. To strike fear in their hearts so that they will Obey what God has said. I mean seriously if you were brought up as a child reading about the plagues of Egypt, God opening up the ground and swallowing disobedient Isrealites, God splitting a red sea, God destroying the armies of Pharoah, God making manna fall from heaven and water to come from rocks. I mean seriously who wants to piss off that guy?
Now let's fast forward to Jesus, the apostles, and their teachings. What do we have now to keep us in line? HELL! Now think about all those teachings of Jesus, love, and all that jazz. But once again if you don't do what God says (believe in Jesus) not only will you die like all those people in the old testament. You are gonna fry after death for all eternity. It is just a rule book enforced by fear. And it is indoctrinated into people's minds from birth. I didn't question Santa clause until I found proof that he wasn't real. I also didn't question the bible until I didn't find proof that it was real. Well I take that back. I had begun to question certain things for awhile before I fully deconverted, things just weren't adding up.
I do not accept your answer bibler and your answer will in no way lead me back to God. He isn't real. He's chilling at the north pole with Santa now. It's time to open your own eyes. You've entered the lions den of Exc and you will find that most of us believed in the bible at one time, probably more so than you. We did not turn our back on God. God disappeared from our lives. We can't turn our backs on something that doesn't exist. Ironically in some cases it was through our bible studies that we came to this knowledge.
Here's wishing you the best,