Scholars of the Hebrew Bible have in the last decade begun to question the historical accuracy of the Israelite sojourn in Egypt, as described in the book of Exodus. The reason for the rejection of the exodus tradition is said to be the lack of historical and archaeological evidence in Egypt. Those advancing these claims, however, are not specialists in the study of Egyptian history, culture, and archaeology. This book examines the most current Egyptological evidence and argues that it supports the biblical record concerning Israel in Egypt.
|Print publication date: 1999||Print ISBN-13: 9780195130881|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130881.001.0001|