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By James K. Hoffmeier

In his pathbreaking Israel in Egypt James okay. Hoffmeier sought to refute the claims of students who doubt the historic accuracy of the biblical account of the Israelite sojourn in Egypt. examining a wealth of textual, archaeological, and geographical proof, he placed forth an intensive protection of the biblical culture. Hoffmeier now turns his awareness to the wasteland 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 aiding the desert narratives, together with a huge New nation fortress at inform el-Borg that was once occupied through 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 gives a rebuttal to people who have sought to find it in northern Arabia and never within the Sinai peninsula as commonly proposal. Hoffmeier addresses how and whilst the Israelites can have lived in Sinai, in addition to no matter if it can were attainable for Moses to jot down the legislation bought at Mount Sinai. construction at the new proof for the Israelite sojourn in Egypt, Hoffmeier explores the Egyptian impact at the wasteland culture. for instance, he reveals Egyptian parts in Israelite spiritual 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 foundation of Israel is a topic of a lot debate and the wasteland culture has been marginalized via those that problem its credibility. In Ancient Israel in Sinai, Hoffmeier brings the desolate tract culture to the vanguard and makes a case for its authenticity in accordance with sturdy facts and clever analysis.

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