By James K. Hoffmeier

ISBN-10: 0195155467

ISBN-13: 9780195155464

ISBN-10: 0199731691

ISBN-13: 9780199731695

In his pathbreaking Israel in Egypt James ok. Hoffmeier sought to refute the claims of students who doubt the old accuracy of the biblical account of the Israelite sojourn in Egypt. reading a wealth of textual, archaeological, and geographical proof, he placed forth an intensive safety of the biblical culture. Hoffmeier now turns his cognizance to the barren region narratives of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers. As director of the North Sinai Archaeological venture, Hoffmeier has led numerous excavations that experience exposed very important new facts helping the desolate tract narratives, together with a massive New state castle at inform el-Borg that used to be occupied in the course of the Israelite exodus. Hoffmeier employs those archaeological findings to shed new mild at the path of the exodus from Egypt. He additionally investigates the positioning of Mount Sinai, and provides a rebuttal to those that have sought to find it in northern Arabia and never within the Sinai peninsula as usually inspiration. Hoffmeier addresses how and while the Israelites can have lived in Sinai, in addition to no matter if it can were attainable for Moses to write the legislation obtained at Mount Sinai. development at the new facts for the Israelite sojourn in Egypt, Hoffmeier explores the Egyptian impression at the barren region culture. for instance, he reveals Egyptian parts in Israelite non secular practices, together with using the tabernacle, and issues to an important variety of Egyptian own names one of the new release of the exodus. The starting place of Israel is a topic of a lot debate and the desolate tract culture has been marginalized by way of those that problem its credibility. In Ancient Israel in Sinai, Hoffmeier brings the desert culture to the vanguard and makes a case for its authenticity in accordance with strong facts and clever analysis.

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