[b-hebrew] Evidence for the Exodus

MarianneLuban at aol.com MarianneLuban at aol.com
Tue Aug 3 13:46:37 EDT 2004

It is hardly a *wonder* that the occurrences in the BOE are described as 
"miracles" sent by the power of the Almighty.  The Egyptians would have viewed 
them exactly the same--and so would all other ancient peoples.  King Ahmose I 
inscribed at Karnak a great storm that came out of the western regions and caused 
a great deal of noise ("greater than the sound of the cataract at Elephantine 
or the roar of the masses") and a lot of flood damage.  It was, of course, 
"sent by the power of Amun".
The occasional thunderstorm is not unknown in the south of Egypt in the late 
Fall--but in other months it doesn't rain at all.  These were not thought 
remarkable.  But something remarkable must have occurred for Ahmose to inscribe it 
at Karnak.  The text is called "The Tempest Stela".

Marianne Luban

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