Category Archives: Ancient Egypt

Leuchter-a new take on the Merneptah stele

Finally, I have been able to begin to read Mark Leuchter’s The Levites and the Boundaries of Israelite Identity. My readers may have noticed that I have had a focus on the Israelite priesthood in my reading and posting for … Continue reading

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Where they made mummies

Just this week news broke of the discovery of an Egyptian mummification chamber with artifacts, including a very rare silver death mask. Fascinatingly, Genesis portrays the patriarch, Jacob, as having undergone Egyptian mummification (Genesis 50:1-3). Many news outlets have reported this … Continue reading

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What really happened when the kingdom divided

This week I expect to post a few more random thoughts about things that interest me, while I am trying to figure out how to handle my next book project. Today I want to talk about what might have happened … Continue reading

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The imprecision of Carbon 14 dating

The headline is: A Crucial Archaeological Dating Tool Is Wrong, And It Could Change History as We Know It Wow! That probably gives hope to those who want to change the standard dating and chronology of the Ancient Near East … Continue reading

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Korah and the bald priests

In Numbers 16 and 17 we find the story of the rebellion of Korah. Actually, critics distinguish two stories that someone has spliced together. There is the rebellion of Korah against Moses and Aaron, which was an issue within the … Continue reading

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Links about the church joining the resistence and King Tut

This morning I have a couple of links. First, I link to an article by Ian Lovett that originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal, which has a pay wall.  But the article, Politics in the Pews: Anti-Trump Activism is … Continue reading

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Assuming the exodus happened–where and when?

They traveled from Etham, and turned back to Pihahiroth, which is before Baal Zephon: and they encamped before Migdol (Numbers 33:7 WEB). Before I move on to more about the books I have been reading by James Hoffmeier and Robert … Continue reading

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