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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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minimalist and maximilist

I was surprised to find this article by Eugene H. Merrill on an evangelical apologetics site. It is a moderate article and contains good information. This is the way he explains the minimalist and maximalist schools of assessing the historical … 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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The mysterious rock tombs of the pre-Israelites

I will get back to the Jon Levenson book on the love of God, which is my current project.  But I have been distracted by some amazing archeological discoveries that have shown up in the news in recent days. Yesterday … 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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I stick my neck out with a theory about Hazor

The point I want to make here is that even some very good scholars have assumptions about the dates of events that do not seem to me to make sense.  The recent issue of Biblical Archaeology Review (March/April 2017) has … 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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