"Did I Not Bring Israel Out of Egypt?" : Biblical, Archaeological, and Egyptological Perspectives on the Exodus Narratives / ed. by James K. Hoffmeier, Alan R. Millard, Gary A. Rendsburg.

University Park, PA : Penn State University Press, [2021]
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Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplement ; 13
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Jews -- History -- To 1200 B.C. -- Congresses.
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The Hebrew Scriptures consider the exodus from Egypt to be Israel's formative and foundational event. Indeed, the Bible offers no other explanation for Israel's origin as a people. It is also true that no contemporary record regarding a man named Moses or the Israelites generally, either living in or leaving Egypt has been found. Hence, many biblical scholars and archaeologists take a skeptical attitude, dismissing the exodus from the realm of history. However, the contributors to this volume are convinced that there is an alternative, more positive approach. Using textual and archaeological materials from the ancient Near East in a comparative way, in conjunction with the Torah's narratives and with other biblical texts, the contributors to this volume (specialists in ancient Egypt, ancient Near Eastern culture and history, and biblical studies) maintain that the reports in the Hebrew Bible should not be cavalierly dismissed for ideological reasons but, rather, should be deemed to contain authentic memories.
Part 1 Egyptology and Linguistic Matters
1. Egyptian Religious Influences on the Early Hebrews
2. Onomastics of the Exodus Generation in the Book of Exodus
3. Egyptian Loanwords as Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus and Wilderness Traditions
4. The Significance of the Horns ( קֶרֶן ) of Exodus 27:2: The Egyptian ( ṯst ) and Levantine Four-Horned Altars
Part 2 Exodus in the Pentateuch/Torah
5. The Practices of the Land of Egypt (Leviticus 18:3): Incest, ʿAnat, and Israel in the Egypt of Ramesses the Great
6. The Kadesh Inscriptions of Ramesses II and the Exodus Sea Account (Exodus 13:17-15:19)
7. The Literary Unity of the Exodus Narrative
8. Moses, the Tongue-Tied Singer!
9. The Egyptian Sojourn and Deliverance from Slavery in the Framing and Shaping of the Mosaic Law
10. "Tell Your Children and Grandchildren!" The Exodus as Cultural Memory
Part 3 Exodus, the Wilderness Period, and Archaeology
11. Recent Developments in Understanding the Origins of the Arameans
Chapter 12 Exodus on the Ground: The Elusive Signature of Nomads in Sinai
Part 4 Exodus in the Hebrew Prophets
13. "I Am Yahweh Your God from the Land of Egypt": Hosea's Use of the Exodus Traditions
14. Some Observations on the Exodus and Wilderness Wandering Traditions in the Books of Amos and Micah
Index of Modern and Premodern Authors
Index of Scripture
Index of Other Ancient Sources
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Averbeck, Richard E., contributor., Contributor,
Berman, Joshua, contributor., Contributor,
Davis, Thomas W., contributor., Contributor,
Dearman, J. Andrew, contributor., Contributor,
Falk, David, contributor., Contributor,
Hess, Richard S., contributor., Contributor,
Hoffmeier, James K., contributor., Contributor,
Hoffmeier, James K., editor., Editor,
Hwang, Jerry, contributor., Contributor,
Kofoed, Jens Bruun, contributor., Contributor,
Millard, Alan R., editor., Editor,
Millard, Alan, contributor., Contributor,
Noonan, Benjamin J., contributor., Contributor,
Rendsburg, Gary A., contributor., Contributor,
Rendsburg, Gary A., editor., Editor,
Steiner, Richard C., contributor., Contributor,
Younger, K. Lawson, contributor., Contributor,
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