[b-hebrew] Ssade Can Be Emphatic Sin
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 17:17:09 EST 2012
Two points, the first you can ignore as theologically based:
1) Biblical teachings were based on history. Therefore, it was important
that the recorded histories be accurate. That would include their dating.
That includes reporting the accurate negative events in Israel’a history as
well as the positive events. In this regard, Biblical belief differed from
other belief systems.
2) Archeological evidence indicates that the historical account of the
Exodus occurred during the 13th dynasty of Egypt, generations after Joseph
and before the Hyksos invasion. By all accounts, the Hyksos were expelled
long before Akhenaton. The archeological evidence from several sources
indicates that the Tel Amarna letters dated to the ninth to eighth
Therefore, any speculation based on combining the names of the patriarchs
or those connected with them with Egyptian language from a millennium
later is as silly as saying that because Old English had the word “sote”,
that therefore the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto was English.
Karl W. Randolph.
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