Exodus and the Hyksos
dwashbur at nyx.net
Fri Jan 28 08:25:21 EST 2000
Jonathan Safren wrote in part:
> You also can't be sure that the Judges ruled one after the other, i.e., consecutively.
> Behind each Judges narrative stands the story of a local chieftain. Youu can see that
> by which tribes participate in which wars. So it is more probable that many of the
> Judges were contomporaneous.
My article on this topic in Bibliotheca Sacra (details are on my web
page at www.nyx.net/~dwashbur/cv.html) shows that this was
indeed the case. There's a lot of overlap as well as a lot of regional
activity. Some will be annoyed that I implicitly take the Judges
text as portraying real events, but that's their problem :-) The part
about the chronology may interest the participants in this part of
Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name.
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