Numbers 1, Why is there a controversy over the numbers for each tribe.

Question: Why is there a controversy among theologians, critics etc. With the numbers for each tribe. Answer: Some think that it is impossible for a family of 70 to grow this big in 430 years. Dr. Henry Morris did the math and figured it was a 6% growth rate for the nation, which is high, but not impossible. Under normal circumstances this is unlikely, but their rapid growth is mentioned in Exodus 1:7 & 12. Another factor is their longevity, Moses, Aaron and a couple others lived over 100 years. So it is one of those problems for man, but not for God. -PJ