Tag Archives: Habiru

Some readings about Egypt

Egyptology is a hobby of mine that sometimes contributes to understanding the Hebrew Bible.  I have found some excellent resources on the Internet. You have to be very careful though.  The vast majority of stuff about ancient Egypt on the … Continue reading

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Where did the Amarna era habiru come from?

Rebellions and disturbances in Canaan built to a crescendo late in the Amarna period. Gangs of habiru may have played a role in these rebellions and disturbances. But it is hard to know just what that role was and who … Continue reading

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Habiru, the verb

My opinion, contrary to a lot of people who want to find Israel present in Canaan in the 14th century B.C.E., is that the habiru of the Amarna letters are not Hebrews.  The equation of the two seems like wishful … Continue reading

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Ramses III in the context of Egypt’s decline and Israel’s rise

This morning we had a power outage for several hours.  I did not know whether I would be able to get online today or not.  So instead of reading more of G. K. Beale, I read a paper I had recently … Continue reading

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Lipovsky-Hyksos, Habiru, Israel

The people who compiled the Hebrew Bible deliberately omitted any history of the northern tribes before they united with the southern tribes.  So says Igor Lipovsky in his Early Israelites.  If they had told this story they would have contradicted … Continue reading

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