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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 old accuracy of the biblical account of the Israelite sojourn in Egypt. studying a wealth of textual, archaeological, and geographical proof, he positioned forth a radical protection of the biblical culture. Hoffmeier now turns his cognizance to the wasteland narratives of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers. As director of the North Sinai Archaeological venture, Hoffmeier has led a number of excavations that experience exposed vital new facts helping the wasteland narratives, together with an immense New country castle at inform el-Borg that was once occupied through the Israelite exodus. Hoffmeier employs those archaeological findings to shed new gentle at the course of the exodus from Egypt. He additionally investigates the positioning 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 generally notion. Hoffmeier addresses how and whilst the Israelites can have lived in Sinai, in addition to no matter if it is going to were attainable for Moses to put in writing the legislation obtained at Mount Sinai. development at the new facts for the Israelite sojourn in Egypt, Hoffmeier explores the Egyptian impression at the desolate tract 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 starting place of Israel is a topic of a lot debate and the desolate tract 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 leading edge and makes a case for its authenticity in response to strong proof and clever analysis.

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