Numbers 26:35 These are the sons of Ephraim after their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites: of Becher, the family of the Bachrites: of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.The point of the article is that there are verses in the Bible that refute the Exodus.
Here, after listing the descendants of Ephraim’s first son Shuthelah, he relates a folktale about Ephraim’s second and third sons¹, named Ezer and Elead, who “go down” to Gath one day — that is, they descend from the hill country of Ephraim to the coastal plain of Gath — in order to steal the Gittites’ cattle. Some locals catch them in the act, and they are executed for their crimes. Ephraim, their father, mourns them for many days, and when his wife bears him another son sometime later, the child is given the name “Beriah” (which resembles the Hebrew word for “evil”) to remind the family of their loss. Such folk etymologies are common in Bible stories, though rarely (if ever) true. Beriah’s daughter Sheerah must have been a remarkable woman, for she founds three Ephraimite cities. Even more significantly, the national hero Joshua is born nine generations later, Beriah’s direct descendant (v. 27).Whatever the Chronicler’s sources, he is giving a version of Ephraim’s history in which the sojourn in Egypt and the exodus never took place! This is not the Ephraim who was born to Joseph in Egypt (Gen 41:52), and whose descendants spent 400 years in Egypt and another 40 in the wilderness before conquering the land of Ephraim². Although Chronicles is usually seen as a late work, this tradition seems to pre-date the canonical Pentateuch, portraying Ephraim and his immediate family as indigenous settlers of the land named after him³
1 Chronicles 7:20 And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son, 21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in that land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle. 22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.
As you stated, the Chronicles is a late work, and the reading is discordant. Ephraim has only one brother, Manasseh.
It was the sons of Shuthelah, Ezer & Elead that were killed. Seeing how Shethelah has many brothers, I believe the verse got cross eyed in the copying when it should have read this way.
1 Chronicles 7:20 And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son, 21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in that land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle. 22 And Shuthelah their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.
Obviously Ephraim was not in the promised land nor part of the Exodus.
That is the only answer I can give you. Human shortcoming in copying the scripture.
I do point out that there are plenty of other sources testifying to Hebrew slaves in Egypt other than the article I had referred to earlier.
Were Hebrews Ever Slaves in Ancient Egypt? Yes
And the OP testified that the 10 plagues did happen and yet it was recorded in the Bible also which lends to the Exodus..
You might find the ruins of Jericho interesting regarding where Rahab had lived on the North wall that was spared the collapsed.
Is the Bible accurate concerning the existence and destruction of the walls of Jericho?