According to the Bible, in Exodus 12:37:
And the people of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children.
Some Scholars believe that the total number of Israelites who left Egypt during the exodus, women and children and old men included, was around 2.4 million people. If we include ...
Your question needs clarification.
As to how many people followed Moses from Egypt, I have a few thoughts:
1. Archaeology- there is no definitive answer to this question via Archaeological studies.
2. Biblical- Exodus 32:28, a short time after leaving Egypt and after camping at Mt. Sinai, God judged the people who worshipped the golden calf and it says ...
10 The Lord said to Moses, “Put back Aaron’s staff in front of the ark of the covenant law, to be kept as a sign to the rebellious. This will put an end to their grumbling against me, so that they will not die.” 11 Moses did just as the Lord commanded him.
So we see here Moses placed the staff in front of the ark of the covenant. It was ...
There are two things you're missing:
The time from Jacob's arrival in Egypt to the nation's liberation under Moses was roughly 400 years.
It is a common (but often missed and misunderstood) practice in biblical genealogies to "telescope" the list of names, focusing only on key individuals in the list. (Going along with this, the word translated as "father" ...
Human population growth often takes the form of exponential growth, which can be modelled with the following mathematical formula:
P = P0 × er × t
P is the final population
P0 is the initial population
e is Euler's number (approximately 2.71828)
r is the growth rate
t is the time duration
In this case, we are interested in the growth ...