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Offline Myrrh23

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Archaeological Evidence
« on: April 02, 2008, 03:34:18 AM »
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Not sure where this is suppose to go, and I didn't find it in Search, but where is that archaeological evidence for the Egyptian slavery of the jews and evidence of the Jews wandering 40 years in the Desert? What does the OC believe about this? Thanks!
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Re: Archaeological Evidence
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008, 06:33:43 AM »
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Not sure where this is suppose to go, and I didn't find it in Search, but where is that archaeological evidence for the Egyptian slavery of the jews and evidence of the Jews wandering 40 years in the Desert? What does the OC believe about this? Thanks!

No, not a lot.  That might suprise people, but remember whole civilizations (the Hittites and their extensive empire, for example), disappeared without much of a trace (only the reference in the Bible) until archaeologists stumbled on the Hittite capital in central Anatolia and dug it out.

There was a Discovery show "the Exodos Code," or some such thing by the same guy who did the Jesus tomb thing a while back.  It summarizes some bits we have about the Exodus (for instance, Israel is named only once in all of Egyptian records).

One thing though, Manetho, the father of Egyptian history (he wrote in Greek during the last dynasty of Ancient Egypt, and as a high priest, had access to all the records) dealt with Moses whom he identified with certain events during the time of Ramses, so instead of dismissing the Exodus, he felt he had to deal with it.  Btw, no one in the Ancient World can compare to the historiography of the Hebrews until the Greeks came along.

One thing to remember is that the Egyptians were not interested in defeats, and only recorded victories, and systematic (and ritualistic) destruction of records were a part of daily life.  We do have records of Semites such as the Hebrews, invasions of Canaan by someone called "Apiru," but nothing like the detail the OT provides us on the times.
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Re: Archaeological Evidence
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008, 09:14:17 AM »
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One thing to remember is that the Egyptians were not interested in defeats, and only recorded victories, and systematic (and ritualistic) destruction of records were a part of daily life.  We do have records of Semites such as the Hebrews, invasions of Canaan by someone called "Apiru," but nothing like the detail the OT provides us on the times.

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Re: Archaeological Evidence
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2008, 11:29:35 AM »
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Not sure where this is suppose to go, and I didn't find it in Search, but where is that archaeological evidence for the Egyptian slavery of the jews and evidence of the Jews wandering 40 years in the Desert? What does the OC believe about this? Thanks!
There is an episode of "The Naked Archeologist" (he's not really naked, lol) on the History Channel International. He provides some great evidence for it. In fact, he found carved into a stone in an Egyptian rock quary that slaves would have worked in.
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Re: Archaeological Evidence
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008, 01:26:26 PM »
I just watched that the other night, it was very good and his theory abut the tobstones in Greece was interesting and plausible I thought....anyway.   Actually, there has been a lot of biblical archaeology on History International and regular History channel lately, personally I am enjoying the shows (but then I'm an archaeology nut) and my hub has been avidly watching them too.
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Re: Archaeological Evidence
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008, 02:08:01 PM »
I just watched that the other night, it was very good and his theory abut the tobstones in Greece was interesting and plausible I thought....anyway.   Actually, there has been a lot of biblical archaeology on History International and regular History channel lately, personally I am enjoying the shows (but then I'm an archaeology nut) and my hub has been avidly watching them too.

I've noticed the glut too, and just attributed it to Western Easter.  Personally, I've been thrilled - when I've been able to catch the shows.  Saw the one special about Crucifixion; saw a few of the "footsteps of Jesus" series.
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Re: Archaeological Evidence
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2008, 01:17:56 AM »
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One thing to remember is that the Egyptians were not interested in defeats, and only recorded victories, and systematic (and ritualistic) destruction of records were a part of daily life.

Like the destruction of Queen Hapchetsut's records, or however you spell her name.
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Re: Archaeological Evidence
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2008, 07:32:08 AM »
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