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 ancient accuracy of the biblical account of the Israelite sojourn in Egypt. examining a wealth of textual, archaeological, and geographical facts, he positioned forth an intensive security of the biblical culture. Hoffmeier now turns his realization to the barren region narratives of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers. As director of the North Sinai Archaeological undertaking, Hoffmeier has led a number of excavations that experience exposed vital new proof assisting the desolate tract narratives, together with an immense New state castle at inform el-Borg that used to be occupied throughout the Israelite exodus. Hoffmeier employs those archaeological findings to shed new gentle at the path of the exodus from Egypt. He additionally investigates the positioning of Mount Sinai, and provides a rebuttal to people who have sought to find it in northern Arabia and never within the Sinai peninsula as regularly suggestion. Hoffmeier addresses how and while the Israelites may have lived in Sinai, in addition to even if it is going to were attainable for Moses to jot down the legislations acquired at Mount Sinai. construction at the new proof for the Israelite sojourn in Egypt, Hoffmeier explores the Egyptian effect at the desolate tract culture. for instance, he unearths 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 iteration of the exodus. The foundation of Israel is a topic of a lot debate and the wasteland culture has been marginalized by means of those that problem its credibility. In Ancient Israel in Sinai, Hoffmeier brings the barren region culture to the vanguard and makes a case for its authenticity in keeping with stable proof and clever analysis.

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