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Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition

James K. Hoffmeier


Scholars of the Hebrew Bible have in the last decade begun to question the historical accuracy of the Israelite sojourn in Egypt, as described in the book of Exodus. The reason for the rejection of the exodus tradition is said to be the lack of historical and archaeological evidence in Egypt. Those advancing these claims, however, are not specialists in the study of Egyptian history, culture, and archaeology. This book examines the most current Egyptological evidence and argues that it supports the biblical record concerning Israel in Egypt.

Keywords: Hebrew Bible, Egypt, Exodus, history, culture, archaeology, Israel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195130881
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130881.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James K. Hoffmeier, author
Wheaton College
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