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The parting of the sea : how volcanoes, earthquakes, and plagues shaped the story of Exodus

Author: Barbara J Sivertsen
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at how natural phenomena shaped the stories of Exodus, the Sojourn in the Wilderness, and the Israelite conquest of Canaan. This title demonstrates that the Exodus was in fact two separate  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara J Sivertsen
ISBN: 9780691150215 0691150214
OCLC Number: 934408378
Description: XIX, 239 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Figures and Tables ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction: The Exodus, Oral Tradition, and Natural History xiii Chapter One: Dating the Exodus 1 Chapter Two: The Coming of the Hyksos 10 Chapter Three: The Minoan Eruption 23 Chapter Four: The Plagues, the Exodus, and Historical Reality 35 Chapter Five: Moses and the Mountain of God 46 Chapter Six: The Sojourn in the Wilderness 68 Chapter Seven: Meanwhile, Back in Civilization 83 Chapter Eight: The Destruction of Jericho 93 Chapter Nine: The Conquest and Settlement of Canaan 102 Chapter Ten: Back to Egypt 120 Chapter Eleven: The Formation of the Exodus Tradition 140 Appendix: Oral Transmission, Memory and Recall, and Oral History 152 Abbreviations 157 Notes 159 Glossary of Geological and Technical Terms 199 Bibliography 205 Index 229
Responsibility: Barbara J. Sivertsen.

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"Providing what may be the most coherent correlation yet of ancient Egyptian history, the archeology of both Egypt and Palestine, and the biblical traditions of pre-literate Israel, Sivertsen also Read more...

 
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