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Krista Tippett: I appreciated your talk with A. Zornberg today on the exodus, etc. Yet this question arose for me: How important is it to let people know that the Exodus story is a metaphor for the spiritual, liberating experience of another Canaanite tribe (Israelites) and not an historical march out of Egypt of the oppressed Jewish people through the Red Sea? Or how much should recent scholarship influence our spiritual discussions? I could ask the same question about the New Testament and historical scholarship. It didn't seem to enter the conversation this morning. Gene Bianchi