[b-hebrew] Pharaoh Khepera'a in Jeremiah 44:30

Will Parsons wbparsons at alum.mit.edu
Tue Jul 20 20:04:46 EDT 2010


Thank you for your very full reply.  I've never read Kitchen or even
heard about him until recently on this list, but at least now I have a
better idea of what is being talked about.

From: K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Pharaoh Khepera'a in Jeremiah 44:30
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 09:58:43 -0700

> as primary. So when the modern reconstruction dates the 13th dynasty to the
> 17th century BC and there is no later record that could be connected to the
> Exodus, and Tanakh dates the Exodus to the 15th, therefore the Exodus either
> did not happen, was a minor event not recorded by Egyptian histories or
> happened during the Ramasid period and the Biblical dating is wrong.
> As for Kenneth Kitchen, he is one of the major developers of the modern
> reconstruction of Egyptian history, so he definitely is not a literalist. In
> other words, he does not take the Bible as accurate history, nor would he be
> considered an orthodox (small ‘o’) Christian. That he attacks minimalists
> indicates that he is a maximalist.
> I haven’t followed the minimalist/maximalist controversies, as they belong
> to a different school than to which I belong.
> The above records the controversy as I understand it. I hope it answers your
> questions.

It answers a lot of questions, so thank you.

Will Parsons

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