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Did the Exodus Really Happen?
Even most people who strongly believe in the truth of the Bible would concede that much of it is metaphorical. A book of metaphors can only be considered historical evidence in a very narrow sense, namely regarding the history of metaphors.
It does not follow from 'much of the Bible is metaphorical' that all of the Bible or the passage in question is. Each Biblical text should be evaluated on its own merits.