EVEN MANY Jews today consider the account of their nation’s creation nothing more than a myth, a story invented to justify Israel’s claim to the land–and the mutual hostility with its Arab neighbors. After all, we’re told by archaeologists that there is no evidence that the Hebrews were ever in Egypt. A mass migration like the one described in the Book of Exodus would have left some traces, right?
Egyptologist David Rohl, whose work is featured in the film Patterns of Evidence: Exodus, challenges the consensus view. Analyzing the evidence without the preconceptions that have locked generations of scholars into a timeline that is hundreds of years out of sync, David shows how the evidence for the Exodus, the conquest of Canaan, and the rise of the kingdom of David has been right in front of them all along.
Click here to buy a copy of David’s new book, Exodus: Myth or History? Click here for The David Rohl Lectures, a two-DVD set recorded last fall in which he covers the Exodus, extra-biblical evidence for Saul and David, and reveals the true identity of the pharaoh Shishak who raided the Temple in the days of Solomon’s son.
For additional reading, the books where I first heard of David Rohl:
Here is the link to the interview with Richard Shaw and Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson mentioned during the closing remarks (link opens YouTube video).
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