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  • Were Hebrews Ever Slaves in Ancient Egypt? Yes

    07/03/2016 10:06:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Haaretz ^ | April 14, 2016 | Philippe Bohstrom
    Conclusively, Semitic slaves there were. However, critics argue there's no archaeological evidence of a Semitic tribe worshiping Yahweh in Egypt. Because of the muddy conditions of the East Delta, almost no papyri have survived -- but those that did, may provide further clues in the search for the lost Israelites. The papyrus Anastasi VI from around 3200 years ago describes how the Egyptian authorities allowed a group of Semitic nomads from Edom who worshiped Yahweh to pass the border-fortress in the region of Tjeku (Wadi Tumilat) and proceed with their livestock to the lakes of Pithom. Shortly afterwards, the Israelites...
  • Staff of Moses 'found' in Birmingham

    04/12/2002 4:36:22 PM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies · 794+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 11 April, 2002, 17:27 GMT 18:27 UK | BBC Staff
    Staff of Moses 'found' in Birmingham Was Moses was an Egyptian official called Tuthmosis? An ancient staff in a British museum may be connected to the Biblical figure of Moses, a new book claims. Coventry writer Graham Phillips believes the staff, on display at Birmingham Museum, belonged to the historical Egyptian official Tuthmosis, whose life had strong parallels with the Moses of the Bible. "I am certain that this is the actual staff that the Bible asserts Moses used to perform the miracles of the Exodus," he told BBC News Online. But his claims are disputed by the curator...
  • As Rabbis Face Facts, Bible Tales Are Wilting

    03/09/2002 6:05:30 AM PST · by eddie willers · 143 replies · 844+ views
    N.Y. Times online ^ | March 9, 2002 | MICHAEL MASSING
    As Rabbis Face Facts, Bible Tales Are Wilting By MICHAEL MASSING braham, the Jewish patriarch, probably never existed. Nor did Moses. The entire Exodus story as recounted in the Bible probably never occurred. The same is true of the tumbling of the walls of Jericho. And David, far from being the fearless king who built Jerusalem into a mighty capital, was more likely a provincial leader whose reputation was later magnified to provide a rallying point for a fledgling nation. Such startling propositions — the product of findings by archaeologists digging in Israel and its environs over the last 25 ...
  • Pharaohs and Kings - A Test of Time

    07/31/2002 7:35:06 PM PDT · by Scythian · 20 replies · 2,246+ views
    A New Chronology Synopsis of David Rohl's book "A Test of Time" by John Fulton The concept of time for us today is taken to be an absolute unchangeable system. We measure time from the fixed point of Christ's birth so that this is the one thousand, nine hundred and ninety-seventh year since he was born. The ancients, however, could not look forward to Christ's birth; instead, they worked on a regnal dating system where events happened in the Nth year of the reign of a particular king. For most of the Old Testament, we can find a good...
  • The road to Egypt: job creators in the Ancient World

    12/19/2012 7:30:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/19/2012 | DANIEL KAGANOVICH and JEREMY ENGLAND
    In a recent commentary on the Torah portion Parshat Miketz posted in The Times of Israel, Shawn Ruby presents the biblical story of Joseph in Egypt as evidence that having a government-managed economy works. Specifically, he casts Joseph as the first “Keynesian” economist, that is, the first person to realize that a powerful executive with the authority to make economic decisions on behalf of the people can plan consumption patterns more wisely than a group of disorganized individuals, and thereby become the salvation of everyone.Mr. Ruby writes:Whether the famine was supply-side or demand-side in origin, Joseph’s example teaches us...
  • Palestinian Historian: Egyptians Had the Right to Force the Jews to Build Pithom and Raamses

    11/17/2009 5:42:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies · 1,162+ views
    IMRA ^ | 11-17-09
    MEMRI: Palestinian Historian Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sinwar: Ancient Egyptians Had the Right to Force the Jews to Work Building Pithom and Raamses; Benjamin Franklin Warned against the Jews MEMRI No. 2260| November 16, 2009 Palestinian Historian Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sinwar: Ancient Egyptians Had the Right to Force the Jews to Work Building Pithom and Raamses; Benjamin Franklin Warned against the Jews Following are excerpts from an interview with Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sinwar, a lecturer on Islamic history at the Islamic University of Gaza. The interview aired on Al-Aqsa TV on July 31, 2009. To view this clip, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2260.htm Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sinwar: The...
  • Israel to pay for 10 Plagues?

    03/31/2014 11:27:43 PM PDT · by kingattax · 36 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3-31-14 | ARON DÓNZIS
    Egyptian journalist demands that his government sue Jewish state for heavenly punishments described in Exodus Bible study meets modern litigiousness in a story that may one day yield a riveting courtroom drama. Ahmad al-Gamal, an Egyptian columnist for Egyptian daily Al-Yawm Al-Sabi, advocated in the newspaper on March 11 that Egypt sue the State of Israel for damages caused by the 10 Biblical plagues, “We want compensation for the plagues that were inflicted upon [us] as a result of the curses that the Jews’ ancient forefathers [cast] upon our ancient forefathers, who did not deserve to pay for the mistake...
  • Did the Ancient Israelites Drink Beer?

    09/02/2010 6:53:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 74 replies
    BAR 36:05 ^ | Sep/Oct 2010 | Michael M. Homan
    Ancient Israelites, with the possible exception of a few teetotaling Nazirites and their moms, proudly drank beer -- and lots of it. Men, women and even children of all social classes drank it. Its consumption in ancient Israel was encouraged, sanctioned and intimately linked with their religion. Even Yahweh, according to the Hebrew Bible, consumed at least half a hin of beer (approximately 2 liters, or a six-pack) per day through the cultic ritual of libation, and he drank even more on the Sabbath (Numbers 28:7-10). People who were sad were advised to drink beer to temporarily erase their troubles...
  • Egyptology in the Torah: Biblical Archeology

    06/30/2009 5:04:30 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 15 replies · 594+ views
    aish.com ^ | June 30, 2009 - Tammuz 5769 | by Rabbi Leibel Reznick
    Contrary to popular Egyptologist belief, the Torah does contain numerous hints of contemporary life in ancient Egypt. The western world has a fascination with the culture of ancient Egypt. The image of the great stone sphinx guarding the lofty pyramiding tombs of the mummified pharaohs, as the once all-powerful king journeyed through the world of darkness, adds to the mysterious lure of ancient Egypt. Over 100,000 books have been written on this inscrutable land and its pharaohs, the first one being composed over 2000 years ago. By the time the Hellenistic historian, Manetho, composed his Aegyptiaca in the third century...
  • Deniers of Ancient Israelite History Exposed

    07/19/2008 12:38:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 202+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | July 11, 2008 | Rachel Neuwirth
    I was privileged this week to preview, before its release to the public, what may well prove to be a masterpiece of the documentary film-making art—a new look at the Biblical story of the Exodus from Egypt in the light of contemporary archeology and politics in the Middle East. Filmmaker Tim Mahoney´s "The Exodus Conspiracy",[1] due to be released within a few months, seeks to demonstrate the historical accuracy of the Biblical narrative of the exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt on the basis of recent archaeological discoveries and geographic explorations. A secondary thesis of the film is...
  • War Of The Pyramid Theorists

    04/02/2007 4:37:58 PM PDT · by blam · 61 replies · 1,143+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4-1-2007 | Yaniv Salama-Scheer - Jorg Luyken
    Apr. 1, 2007 12:21 | Updated Apr. 1, 2007 14:53War of the pyramid theorists By YANIV SALAMA-SCHEER AND JORG LUYKEN Every significant historical site goes through periods of the day when the surrounding environment make a visit truly worthwhile. At the pyramids of Giza, the view at sunset can push away the claustrophobic memory of the flocks of tourists and local souvenir-sellers who dominate the site earlier in the day. In the hush of sunset, visitors can appreciate the beautiful symmetry of these ancient tombs as the half-light of dusk eradicates the imperfections of age that are evident during the...
  • Egyptians Want Reparations From Jews

    08/26/2003 2:26:41 PM PDT · by Jean S · 34 replies · 151+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 8/26/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Jesse Jackson ought to get a charge out of this one: Egyptians are preparing an enormous lawsuit against "all the Jews of the world" for "trillions" of tons of gold supposedly stolen during the Exodus. According to Middle East Media Research Institute, Nabil Hilmi, dean of law at the University of Al-Zaqaziq, and some Egyptian expatriates in Switzerland are behind the stunt. Hilmi is quoted as telling the Egyptian weekly Al-Ahram Al-Arabi: "Since the Jews make various demands of the Arabs and the world, and claim rights that they base on historical and religious sources, a group of Egyptians in...
  • Who Built The Pyramids?

    08/17/2003 5:13:35 PM PDT · by blam · 102 replies · 9,802+ views
    Harvard Magazine ^ | 8-17-2003 | Jonathan Shaw
    Who Built the Pyramids? Not slaves. archeaologist Mark Lehner digging deeper, discovers a city of privileged workers. by Jonathan Shaw The pyramids and the Great Sphinx rise inexplicably from the desert at Giza, relics of a vanished culture. They dwarf the approaching sprawl of modern Cairo, a city of 16 million. The largest pyramid, built for the Pharaoh Khufu around 2530 B.C. and intended to last an eternity, was until early in the twentieth century the biggest building on the planet. To raise it, laborers moved into position six and a half million tons of stone—some in blocks as large...
  • Egyptian researcher: Jews were not in Egypt during Pharaonic times

    02/24/2002 3:30:15 PM PST · by naine · 262 replies · 2,264+ views
    February 17, 2002 Researcher refutes claims of Jews' existence during Pharaonic dynasties     Aided by evidence from mural inscriptions in temples, items in museums and most Importantly verses from the Holy Quran, the researcher Bassam Al Shama' gave proof that the Jews were not existent in Egypt in the age of Pharaonic dynasties and that Prophet Joseph came to Egypt when it was under the reign of the Greek. He also cast doubt on the assumption that the Pharaoh who stood in the face of Moses was neither Ramsis 11 nor his son Nebtah. Al Shama' has in fact ...
  • Greenfield: From Slavery to Freedom

    04/26/2016 7:52:45 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 4 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, April 24, 2016 From Slavery to Freedom Posted by Daniel Greenfield As another Passover begins, the echoes of "Once we were slaves and now we are free" and "Next year in Jerusalem" resound briefly and then fade into the background noise of everyday life. We can board a plane tomorrow and fly off to Jerusalem. Some of us are already there now. But will that make us free? Since Egypt we have become slaves again, lived under the rule of iron-fisted tyrants and forgotten what the very idea of freedom means. And that will likely happen again and again...
  • Director posits proof of biblical Exodus

    04/14/2006 5:58:16 AM PDT · by timsbella · 157 replies · 3,529+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 14 April 2006 | Michael Posner
    A provocative $4-million documentary by Toronto filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici claims to have found archeological evidence verifying the story of the biblical Exodus from Egypt, 3,500 years ago. Religious Jews consider the biblical account incontrovertible — the foundation story of the creation of the nation of Israel. Indeed, they celebrated the Exodus Wednesday night and last night with the annual Passover recitation of the Haggadah. But among scholars, the question of if and when Moses led an estimated two million Israelite slaves out of pharaonic Egypt, miraculously crossed the Red Sea ahead of the pursuing Egyptian army and received the Ten...
  • ‘Vatican to accept that Mt. Sinai is in Negev, not Egypt’

    05/31/2010 3:50:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies · 684+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/30/2010 | STEVE LINDE
    It has taken him more than a decade, but Italian-Israeli archeologist Prof. Emmanuel Anati now believes his controversial view that the biblical Mount Sinai is in Israel’s Negev desert rather than Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula will soon be adopted by the Vatican. On Friday, he presented his theory in the form of a new book at a seminar at the Theological Seminary in the northeastern Italian city of Vicenza. “Actually it’s not a theory, it’s a reality. I’m sure of it, Anati told The Jerusalem Post by telephone from his home in Capo di Ponte. “My archeological discoveries at Har Karkom...
  • A Is for Ancient, Describing an Alphabet Found Near Jerusalem

    11/08/2005 8:48:19 PM PST · by saquin · 31 replies · 877+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/9/05 | John Noble Wilford
    In the 10th century B.C., in the hill country south of Jerusalem, a scribe carved his A B C's on a limestone boulder - actually, his aleph-beth-gimel's, for the string of letters appears to be an early rendering of the emergent Hebrew alphabet. Archaeologists digging in July at the site, Tel Zayit, found the inscribed stone in the wall of an ancient building. After an analysis of the layers of ruins, the discoverers concluded that this was the earliest known specimen of the Hebrew alphabet and an important benchmark in the history of writing, they said this week. If they...
  • Mount Sinai Was A Volcano In Saudi Arabia, Says Scientist (Exodus)

    06/12/2003 6:15:39 PM PDT · by blam · 102 replies · 3,974+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-13-2003 | Roger Highfield
    Mount Sinai was volcano in Saudi Arabia, says scientist By Roger Highfield Science Editor (Filed: 13/06/2003) Mount Sinai, where Scripture says Moses received God's Law, is located in Saudi Arabia, not Egypt's Sinai Peninsula - moving a key site for Judaism into the nation where Islam was founded, according to a Cambridge professor. Science also backs traditional beliefs that the Israelites' exodus from Egypt was led by Moses, roughly the way that the Bible tells it, according to Prof Colin Humphreys of Cambridge University. Prof Humphreys, a churchgoing Baptist and materials scientist, outlines his ideas in his forthcoming book: The...
  • Patterns of Evidence: Exodus

    09/18/2015 10:55:56 PM PDT · by amorphous · 37 replies
    Thinking Man Films ^ | Released August 4, 2015 | Timothy P. Mahoney
    What is the validity of history found in the Bible? Is it fact or fiction? What does the hard evidence really have to say about the foundational story of the Old Testament: the Exodus out of Egypt? An in-depth investigation by documentary filmmaker Timothy Mahoney searches for answers to these questions amid startling new finds that may change traditional views of history and the Bible. Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney begins with the question, “Is the Bible just a myth, or did the archaeologists get it wrong?” He decides to tackle this issue with a deliberate scientific approach. After examining the details...