The condemnation precipitated an exodus to Rome.
A considerable portion of the Turkish population emigrated in 1881; a further exodus took place in 1898.
The reason for their exodus remained open to speculation.
A great portion of the central plain of Monofatsi, the principal grain-producing district, is lying fallow owing to the exodus of the Moslem peasantry.
Thus, one of the important questions is the relation between those who had taken part in the exodus and the invasion and those who had not.
Phinehas, Eli's son, becomes in later writings the name of a prominent Aaronite priest in the days of the exodus from Egypt.
It is not surprising therefore that Hebrew tradition connects it with the Exodus, the beginning of the theocratic life of the nation.
Many different traditions have gathered around the story of the Exodus, and the ark was not the only divinely sent guide or forerunner which led the Israelites.