Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition (Paperback)
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Short Description for Israel in Egypt Hoffmeier examines the most current Egyptological evidence and argues that it supports the biblical record concerning the Israelite sojourn in Egypt. He examines the biblical traditions, considers evidence from recent excavations in the Nile Delta, extra-biblical texts, artefacts and photographs to reconstruct the Israelite sojourn and the Exodus.
- Published: 27 May 1999
- Format: Paperback 264 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780195130881 ISBN 10: 019513088X
- Sales rank: 291,098
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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.