Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition / Edition 1

Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition / Edition 1

by James K. Hoffmeier
ISBN-10:
019513088X
ISBN-13:
9780195130881
Pub. Date:
02/28/1999
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition / Edition 1

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. In this pioneering book, James Hoffmeier examines the most current Egyptological evidence and argues that it supports the biblical record concerning Israel in Egypt.

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ISBN-13: 9780195130881
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/28/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,128,807
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James K. Hoffmeier is Professor of Bible Studies and Archaeology at Wheaton College, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations xv(4)
Chronological Charts
xix
1 Israel's Early History in Recent Scholarship
3(22)
2 The Origins of Israel: The Current Debate
25(27)
3 Semites in Egypt: The First and Second Intermediate Periods
52(25)
4 Joseph in Egypt
77(30)
5 Israelites in Egypt
107(28)
6 Moses and the Exodus
135(29)
7 The Eastern Frontier Canal: Implications for the Exodus from Egypt
164(12)
8 The Geography and Toponymy of the Exodus
176(23)
9 The Problem of the Re(e)d Sea
199(24)
10 Concluding Remarks
223(5)
Subject Index 228(13)
Term Index 241

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Gary Rendsburg

This is historial research at its best, with constant attention to primary sources...[Hoffmeier] retains a boad perspective and leaves no stone unturned in his quest to have the epigraphic and archeological evidence shed light on the biblical record of Israel's sojourn in and exodus from Egypt.
Cornell University

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