Monthly Archives: February 2020

Cain, Abel and anti-farmer prejudice

This week I heard a sermon that touched on the story of Cain and Abel. Humorously it was pointed out that the rejection of Cain’s offering of “the fruit of the ground” was not because God is anti-vegetarian. The key, … Continue reading

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Wilderness wandering and settlement of the land at the same time?

Graham Hagens has written the article “Exodus and Settlement: A Two Sojourn Hypothesis.” It is online here. Hagens has explored a solid possibility for the Exodus. He dates the Exodus to the junction of the 19th and 20th dynasties without … Continue reading

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King Rameses’s mines?–maybe not

King Solomon’s mines are something referenced in popular culture, but not in the Bible. The Bible talks about Solomon’s wealth and trade with exotic places. But it never says he had gold or copper mines. The idea of King Solomon’s … Continue reading

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The Timna mines and the Exodus

Timna is the name the Israelis have given to an archaeological site 15 to 20 miles from the north end of the Gulf of Aqaba. It was a place where copper was mined and smelted. Its Egyptian name was probably … Continue reading

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Articles about a 12th century Exodus

I have been reading several articles that relate to a possible new way to see the Exodus event. I use the term, Exodus event, to specify the particular event that involved Moses and was connected to the settlement of Israel. … Continue reading

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