Category Archives: Ancient Egypt

Bronze Age epidemic

A terrible epidemic, probably the Bubonic Plague, in the 14th century before Christ prompted one of the exodus-like events–or so I have speculated on the basis of Manetho’s claim that lepers or diseased quarry workers were quarenteened.  Here is the quotation from … Continue reading

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Graves in Egypt (Exodus 14:11)

Already in 2017 there have been 3 major archeological finds in Egypt.  The two tombs are from the New Kingdom period -1500 to -1000.  This is of interest to me because I have been arguing that it was during this … Continue reading

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Out of Egypt

I sometimes hear or read that the exodus never happened, even that there is not a shred of evidence for it in the Egyptian records.  People who say this are probably rejecting a theological or sensational Hollywood version of the … Continue reading

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Some old gossip about Moses’ marriage

This week I am going to post some things that relate in one way or another to Moses and the Exodus.  It is Passover week, after all. I am a sucker for stories from the Daily Mail, even though I … Continue reading

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That statue in Cairo is probably not Ramses II

The latest news about the statue just discovered in a Cairo neighborhood is that the initial identification of the Pharaoh depicted is suspect. In other words, it probably is not Ramses II, but a much later Pharaoh. See the very … Continue reading

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Egyptian gods and kings

In the last month there have been existing discoveries about late Bronze Age Egypt. First, a trove of statues (idols) from the 14th century reign of Amenhotep III have come to light at Luxor in upper Egypt.  He was the … Continue reading

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Dan and the twelve-tribe narrative

A long-standing theory about the tribe of Dan is that it was a tribe of the Sea Peoples who became attached to Israel. There are a number of reasons for this. There was a Sea Peoples group named the Denyen … Continue reading

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