Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Tradition

Paperback | August 10, 2011

byJames K. Hoffmeier

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'Egyptologist and ancient Near Eastern scholar, James K. Hoffmeier, has produced an important work for the ongoing study of Israel's wilderness traditions. It is an excellent example of the integration of archaeology, philology, religion, history and biblical studies by a scholar who hasdemonstrated over the years his outstanding abilities in all these matters. While it gives an up-to-date accounting of what is known about Israel's wilderness traditions, it makes important contributions to the study of the toponymy and history of ancient Egypt's eastern frontier, as well as that ofancient Sinai. There can be no doubt that this volume will become the standard work in these areas for years to come.'-- K. Lawson Younger, Jr., co-editor of Mesopotamia and the Bible: Comparative Explorations 'Biblical Scholarship and Egyptology are brought together with uncommon skill in this important study. The book contains a wealth of evidence which is as fascinating as it is well-researched.'-- Richard H. Wilkinson, Professor and Director, Egyptian Expedition, The University of Arizona 'As the director of numerous archaeological surveys in North Sinai and current excavations at Tell el-Borg, James Hoffmeier is one of the world's foremost authorities on Egypt's northern border defenses during the New Kingdom (c. 1550-1069 B.C.). Any new work of his will be read with interest byEgyptologists and biblical scholars alike.' -- Ellen F. Morris, Department of Classics, Ancient History, and Egyptology, University of Wales Swansea 'Hoffmeier furnishes a sophisticated fresh approach to the Biblical Exodus traditions filled with detailed Egyptological background, and utterly indispensable because of its basis in recent, and in many cases as yet unpublished, archaeological data. This is a virtual encyclopedia of the Exodus.' -- Baruch Halpern, Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies, Penn State

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'Egyptologist and ancient Near Eastern scholar, James K. Hoffmeier, has produced an important work for the ongoing study of Israel's wilderness traditions. It is an excellent example of the integration of archaeology, philology, religion, history and biblical studies by a scholar who hasdemonstrated over the years his outstanding abili...

James Hoffmeier is Professor of Old Testament and Near Eastern Archaeology, Trinity International University. He is the author of Israel in Egypt (OUP 1997).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:August 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199731691

ISBN - 13:9780199731695

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Kenneth A. Kitchen: ForewordAbbreviationsChronological ChartsThe Wilderness TraditionThe Wilderness Tradition and the Historian of ReligionSinai: The Great and Terrible WildernessThe Geography of the Exodus: Ramesses to the SeaThe Location of the Re(e)d SeaThe Mountain of GodFrom Egypt to Mt. Sinai: Traveling and Living in the WildernessThe Sinai LegislationIsrael's Desert SanctuaryEgyptian Personal Names and Other Egyptian Elements in the Exodus-Wilderness NarrativesThe Wilderness Tradition and the Origin of IsraelNotesIndexPhoto gallery