Of many alternatives in the market there are three models which broadly speaking are positive about the historicity of the Bible's narrative of the exodus from Egypt and conquest of Canaan. The models are: (a) the Israelites left Egypt and entered the promised land during the 13th century BC.
Of particular interest are personal seals with the names of biblical figures on them, and the even more numerous impressions (bullae) made by seals.
These confirm the existence, activity, and approximate date of these figures.
Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S., 5.
This paper surveys four areas of Modern Old Testament study: historicity, religion, interpretation & ethics and text & canon.
Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.
0907459048 TITLE: REDATING THE EXODUS & CONQUESTAUTHOR: BIMSON, JOHNISBN 10: 0907459048ISBN 13: 9780907459040BINDING: Paperback PUBLICATION DATE: 1981PAGES: 288p DESCRIPTION: Used book in good or better condition. Pages 211-214 are not cut to match the rest of the book's pages. Biblical figures whose seals or bullae have been found include Kings Ahaz, Hezekiah, and Manasseh – the three successive kings of Judah who reigned ca. Other official figures include Azariah son of Hilkiah (1 Chronicles -14, Ezra 7:1), Gemariah son of Shaphan (Jeremiah ), Jerahmeel the king's son (Jeremiah ), and most notably Berechiah (Baruch) the son of Neriah, the scribe who wrote on behalf of Jeremiah. The historical support for the biblical narrative prior to this stage is not always so clear, and is often dependent upon the model of history taken and the dates to which individuals and events are assigned.There is debate about the chronological setting of every figure from King Solomon (ca. These debates can be seen as hinging on one's model for the Exodus, an event widely denied by modern scholars.(b) the Israelites left Egypt and entered the promised land during the 15th century BC (see 1 Kings 6:1).The seals and bullae are often not found in official archaeological excavations but turn up among (sometimes shady) dealers in antiquities who have obtained them from illegal plundering of sites by locals in Israel.Despite these origins, careful analysis of handwriting, chemical composition, and design, confirms the authenticity of a large number.