Ancient Israel in Sinai

The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Tradition

Author: James K. Hoffmeier

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198035404

Category: Bibles

Page: 284

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In his pathbreaking Israel in Egypt James K. Hoffmeier sought to refute the claims of scholars who doubt the historical accuracy of the biblical account of the Israelite sojourn in Egypt. Analyzing a wealth of textual, archaeological, and geographical evidence, he put forth a thorough defense of the biblical tradition. Hoffmeier now turns his attention to the Wilderness narratives of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers. As director of the North Sinai Archaeological Project, Hoffmeier has led several excavations that have uncovered important new evidence supporting the Wilderness narratives, including a major New Kingdom fort at Tell el-Borg that was occupied during the Israelite exodus. Hoffmeier employs these archaeological findings to shed new light on the route of the exodus from Egypt. He also investigates the location of Mount Sinai, and offers a rebuttal to those who have sought to locate it in northern Arabia and not in the Sinai peninsula as traditionally thought. Hoffmeier addresses how and when the Israelites could have lived in Sinai, as well as whether it would have been possible for Moses to write down the law received at Mount Sinai. Building on the new evidence for the Israelite sojourn in Egypt, Hoffmeier explores the Egyptian influence on the Wilderness tradition. For example, he finds Egyptian elements in Israelite religious practices, including the use of the tabernacle, and points to a significant number of Egyptian personal names among the generation of the exodus. The origin of Israel is a subject of much debate and the wilderness tradition has been marginalized by those who challenge its credibility. In Ancient Israel in Sinai, Hoffmeier brings the Wilderness tradition to the forefront and makes a case for its authenticity based on solid evidence and intelligent analysis.

Ancient Israel in Sinai

The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Tradition

Author: James Hoffmeier

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199731695

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Hoffmeier examines the Wilderness narratives of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers. As director of the North Sinai Archaeological Project, the author has led several excavations that have uncovered important new evidence supporting the Wilderness narratives, including a major New Kingdom fort at Tell el-Borg that was occupied during the Israelite exodus. Hoffmeier employs these archaeological findings to shed new light on the route of the exodus from Egypt. Ancient Israel in Sinai brings the Wilderness tradition to the forefront and makes a case for its authenticity based on solid evidence and intelligent analysis.

Digging Through the Bible

Understanding Biblical People, Places, and Controversies through Archaeology

Author: Richard A. Freund

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742563499

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Digging Through the Bible shares new information about the Holy Land that can provide a powerful connection between past history and present faith. Join celebrated archaeologist and rabbi Richard Freund as he takes readers through digs he has led, searching for evidence about key biblical characters and events. From Moses and the Israelite Exodus to Mary the mother of Jesus, Freund explores some of the greatest Biblical controversies of our day, as well as smaller stories that can give us a deeper understanding of the background behind the Bible.

After Imperialism

Christian Identity in China and the Global Evangelical Movement

Author: Richard R. Cook,David W. Pao

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 0718892577

Category: Religion

Page: 237

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This collection of essays is committed to the belief that evangelicalism continues to have the historical assets and intellectual (hermeneutical and theological) tools able to contribute to the global church. Evangelicalism possesses assets with explanatory power to address significant theological and cultural issues arising out of the churches in the Global South. Evangelical approaches to contextualization and biblical studies can produce valuable fruit. Therefore in May 2008 over a dozen evangelical scholars (Chinese and Western) from the United States, Hong Kong and Taiwan, came together to address issues of Christian and evangelical identity. The Inter-Cultural Theological Conversation was titled Beyond Our Past: Bible, Cultural Identity, and the Global Evangelical Movement. This collection of papers from the conference demonstrates the value of the careful balancing of judicious appropriation of the social sciences and thorough biblical inquiry. Questions of evangelical identity in China and around the world are addressed from the disciplines of history, biblical studies, and systematic theology/contextualization.

Was Achilles a Jew?

Hebraic Contributions to Greek Civilization

Author: Larry S. Milner

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465333150

Category: History

Page: 519

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Significant interest has always existed about the origin of Classic Greek culture, but despite the long-standing attention, scholars continue to disagree on where this amazing civilization got its start. The Mycenaeans were the earliest Greek-speaking people on the mainland, but the country entered a Dark Age following the end of the Trojan War, and in the Archaic Age which followed, the fundamentals of Greek political and literary thought suddenly emerged, without a clear source of derivation. Historians have sometimes given credit to the Egyptians, Phoenicians, or other Eastern civilizations for this evolution, but no serious consideration has been given to the ancient Hebrews, despite the fact that the Exodus from Egypt took place during the Late Bronze Age, when Mycenae was at its peak of influence in the Mediterranean Basin. In Was Achilles a Jew? Hebraic Origins to Greek Civilization, Dr. Larry Milner argues that a group of Hebrews devoted to the traditions of the patriarchs left the Exodus following the parricidal reprisals instituted by Moses during the modification of Judaism into a monotheistic faith, and migrated to Mycenae, where they became immersed into Mycenaean culture, taking part in the Trojan War. His analysis provides the most persuasive argument to date about where the Eastern influence in Greece was generated.

Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism

Author: James Karl Hoffmeier

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199792089

Category: History

Page: 293

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Pharaoh Akhenaten, who reigned for seventeen years in the fourteenth century B.C.E, is one of the most intriguing rulers of ancient Egypt. His odd appearance and his preoccupation with worshiping the sun disc Aten have stimulated academic discussion and controversy for more than a century. Despite the numerous books and articles about this enigmatic figure, many questions about Akhenaten and the Atenism religion remain unanswered. In Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism, James K. Hoffmeier argues that Akhenaten was not, as is often said, a radical advocating a new religion, but rather a primitivist: that is, one who reaches back to a golden age and emulates it. Akhenaten's inspiration was the Old Kingdom (2650-2400 B.C.E.), when the sun-god Re/Atum ruled as the unrivaled head of the Egyptian pantheon. Hoffmeier finds that Akhenaten was a genuine convert to the worship of Aten, the sole creator God, based on the Pharoah's own testimony of a theophany, a divine encounter that launched his monotheistic religious odyssey. The book also explores the Atenist religion's possible relationship to Israel's religion, offering a close comparison of the hymn to the Aten to Psalm 104, which has been identified by scholars as influenced by the Egyptian hymn. Through a careful reading of key texts, artworks, and archaeological studies, Hoffmeier provides compelling new insights into a religion that predated Moses and Hebrew monotheism, the impact of Atenism on Egyptian religion and politics, and the aftermath of Akhenaten's reign.

Die Zehn Gebote

Author: Matthias Köckert

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406622771

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Die Zehn Gebote gehören zu den bekanntesten Texten der Bibel. Sie haben in der Kulturgeschichte tiefe Spuren hinterlassen. Ihnen verdanken sich unser Wochenrhythmus und der wöchentliche Ruhetag. Bis heute berufen sich Politiker auf dieses Grundgesetz der Menschheit. Matthias Köckert erklärt anschaulich, wie die Zehn Gebote entstanden sind und was ihr ursprünglicher Sinn war, und beschreibt ihre Wirkungsgeschichte in Judentum, Christentum und Islam.

The Old Testament: An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Author: Robert Platzner,Stephen Harris

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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Designed for students undertaking their first systematic study of the Hebrew Bible, this text has two goals: to acquaint readers with the content and major themes of the biblical documents, and to introduce them to issues in biblical scholarship. Pedagogically rich and reader-friendly, this text was designed for conventional introductory courses using historical-critical methodology, and will also be useful in courses studying the Bible as literature, or as a reference text in the study of ancient religion.

The Tabernacle of Exodus as a work of art

an aesthetic of monotheism

Author: Maurice Schmidt

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 338

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The Tabernacle of Exodus has never been explored as a work of art. That exploration reveals that it is a work of seminal influence upon the art and architecture Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The aesthetic and geometric relationships are consistent with ancient religious architecture and artifacts. This work establishes ancient Isreal's Tabernacle as described in Exodus as an artwork of seminal importance to the understanding of western religious art and architecture.

The Jewish Year Book

Author: Stephen W. Massil

Publisher: Vallentine Mitchell

ISBN: 9780853037354

Category: Jews

Page: 348

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The Jewish Year Book 2007 provides a comprehensive directory of the communal institutions and organisations that make up the fabric of British Jewish society. It is a guide to the structures and networks of the religious, social, educational, cultural, and welfare organisations of the Jewish community across the British Isles and reports the ever-changing pattern of websites, now such a pervasive feature of communal management and presentation. It also offers an extensive guide to the primary organisations of the Jewish communities of the world and a substantial survey of Israel and its organisations that have associations with British Jewry, including a comprehensive list of Israels overseas embassies and missions. It sets out the basic facts of the history of Jewish settlement in Britain and an up-to-date statement of UK legislation specifically concerned with the place of the Jews and Jewish identity in Britain. Updated annually, edited to provide the latest, up-to-date information

Keine Posaunen vor Jericho

Die archäologische Wahrheit über die Bibel

Author: Israel Finkelstein,Neil Asher Silberman

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406655394

Category: Bibles

Page: 381

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Bisher diente biblische Archäologie zum Beweis der Heiligen Schrift. Die beiden international renommierten Archäologen drehen den Spieß um und lassen die Ausgrabungen eine eigene Sprache sprechen. Ihr dramatisch neues, archäologisch fundiertes Bild von der Geschichte Israels zwingt zum Umdenken. Der Auszug aus Ägypten, die Einnahme Kanaans, das Großreich unter König David und der Tempelbau in Jerusalem unter König Salomon galten lange auch bei den kritischsten Wissenschaftlern als gesichert. Neueste Ausgrabungen, bisher nur Experten bekannt, zeigen ein ganz anderes Bild: " Den Auszug aus Ägypten gab es ebensowenig wie eine "Landnahme". " Jerusalem unter David und Salomon war ein größeres Dorf sicher ohne zentralen Tempel und großen Palast. " Der Monotheismus hat sich viel später entwickelt als bisher angenommen & Das klar und anschaulich geschriebene Buch ist in zwölf Kapitel gegliedert: Auf die Nacherzählung der biblischen Geschichte folgt jeweils die archäologische Spurensuche. Im nächsten Schritt rekonstruieren die Autoren (Israel Finkelstein ist der Direktor des israelischen Instituts Tel Aviv) den tatsächlichen historischen Ablauf, um abschließend zu fragen, wann und warum die Geschichte aufgeschrieben wurde.

Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion

Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845700696

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Die Geschichte des Mannes Moses und seine ägyptische Herkunft werden zunächst in der Art eines historischen Romans entwickelt. Aus der Geschichte des Mannes wächst die seines Werkes und die des jüdischen Volkes. Herkunft und Entwicklung des jüdischen Monotheismus, eines Schrittes in der Entwicklung zur Geistigkeit, seine Abhängigkeit von Ägypten und seine weiteren Schicksale lassen sich aus der Geschichte ihres Schöpfers ableiten. Freud schafft einen Zugang zum Verständnis vieler Eigenschaften des jüdischen Volkes, vor allem aber gewinnt er einen neuen Ausblick auf das Wesen der Religion. Überarbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1939.

Exodus 1-15

Author: Helmut Utzschneider,Wolfgang Oswald

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 317025412X

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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Der Kommentar umfasst den ersten Teil des Buches Exodus, Kapitel 1,1-15,21. Er nimmt einerseits den überlieferten hebräischen Text in den Blick und legt ihn "synchron" nach literaturwissenschaftlichen Methoden aus. Andererseits werden "diachron" die literargeschichtlichen Vorgänger-Kompositionen rekonstruiert und nach ihrer historischen Funktion befragt. Eine abschließende Synthese reflektiert das Verhältnis der beiden Auslegungsweisen, greift aber auch auslegungsgeschichtliche und aktuelle Fragestellungen auf. Am Anfang der Literargeschichte steht eine Kampfschrift gegen politische Vasallenschaft, die im Verlauf von 250 Jahren vier Mal umgestaltet und erweitert wurde. Das Ende bildet eine Erzählung, die den Herrschaftswechsel vom Pharao zum Gott Israels in höchster dramatischer Zuspitzung darbietet und so das zukunftsoffene Paradigma einer freiheitlichen politischen Theologie entwirft. Mit der Auslegung des Auszugs Israels aus Ägypten geschieht zugleich der Auszug aus der historizistischen Suche nach dem historischen Kern der Erzählung.