[b-hebrew] Re: Exodus & Hyksos

david.kimbrough at charter.net david.kimbrough at charter.net
Fri May 28 12:35:04 EDT 2004


Well I do not know about Albright or Meek but someone, I do not recall who, pointed out that many of the Levites (who were of course "landless") have Egyptian names, e.g. Merari, Phineas, Hophni, and Moses.  This lead to the proposal that only the Levites had been in Egypt and left to Canaan.  They joined up the Isrealites in Canaan, who were probably no friends of the Egyptians either. The experience of this group became the shared history of the entire nation. The majority of Americans alive today do not have ancestors who were in the 13 colonies during the War for Independence, yet no American feels odd about speaking of "our founding fathers".  Anyway that is what I read.


> 
> From: Uri Hurwitz <uhurwitz at yahoo.com>
> Date: 2004/05/28 Fri PM 04:01:43 GMT
> To: Joe Baker <joebaker at cygnus.uwa.edu.au>,  b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Re: Exodus & Hyksos
> 
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> 
> Joe Baker <joebaker at cygnus.uwa.edu.au> wrote:inter alia, in a very interesting mail:
> 
> 
> ".... the exploits of a small group of Israelites who returned from
> Egypt to join their fellow indigenous Israelites in the highlands......"
> 
> Albright and T. Meek, though different in their views of Early Israel, both suggested that not all Hebrews went down to Egypt. The latter also assumes, based on some verses in Exodus, tha those who returned from there were small in number.
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> I wonder on what is your suggestion based? It opens various possibilities,  for  instance that Merenptah's mention of landless Israel refers to those groups., rather than to those who returned from Egypt.
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> 
>  You also wrote: 
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> "Are people on this list aware of Professor Manfred G?rg's article "Israel inHieroglyphen" in Biblischen Notizen 106 (2001) 21-27? Ifrom an inscription written during the mid 18th dynasty (c. time of
> Amenhotep 2), with the writing of the name Israel following the Middle
> Kingdom use of 3 for r. That is, the inscription may mention Israel some 150
> years before the inscription of Merenptah...."
> 
> Has this been confirmed or commented on by any other Egyptologist?
> 
> 
> Regards 
> Joe Baker ===========\
> Perth |
> Western Australia ===/
> 
> 
> Uri
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David Kimbrough
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