James K. Hoffmeier's Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity PDF

By James K. Hoffmeier

ISBN-10: 0195155467

ISBN-13: 9780195155464

ISBN-10: 0199731691

ISBN-13: 9780199731695

In his pathbreaking Israel in Egypt James okay. Hoffmeier sought to refute the claims of students who doubt the old accuracy of the biblical account of the Israelite sojourn in Egypt. studying a wealth of textual, archaeological, and geographical facts, he placed forth an intensive protection of the biblical culture. Hoffmeier now turns his realization to the desolate tract 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 aiding the desolate tract narratives, together with a huge New country fortress at inform el-Borg that was once occupied through the Israelite exodus. Hoffmeier employs those archaeological findings to shed new mild at the course of the exodus from Egypt. He additionally investigates the site of Mount Sinai, and gives a rebuttal to those that have sought to find it in northern Arabia and never within the Sinai peninsula as frequently inspiration. Hoffmeier addresses how and whilst the Israelites may have lived in Sinai, in addition to no matter if it will were attainable for Moses to jot down the legislation obtained at Mount Sinai. construction at the new facts for the Israelite sojourn in Egypt, Hoffmeier explores the Egyptian impression at the desert culture. for instance, he unearths Egyptian components 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 beginning of Israel is a topic of a lot debate and the wasteland 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 according to good proof and clever analysis.

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