"The Bronze Age Collapse - II: The Wheel and the Rod"--Extra Credits
I'm not saying that the Exodus was the sole cause, or even a primary cause, of the Bronze Age Collapse--there seems to have been a perfect storm of events that combined to shatter the Bronze Age civilizations. But it certainly did not help that, just when Egypt most needed to be able to produce grain surpluses and project its military power, the slaves that planted and harvested the grains disappeared and the core of its military strength was destroyed. And, as we know, Egypt never fully recovered from the Bronze Age Collapse. While it fared better than its neighbors--most of which completely collapsed--it never recovered its power and majesty.