Easter is coming, so I have been blogging about Jesus. But Passover is also coming. It begins Friday evening April 3 this year. I have been blogging about Jesus attending the Passover celebration in Jerusalem just before his death. Jewish and Christian seasons are entwined.
I have been following a discussion at Mosaic magazine’s online site. The March essay is by Joshua Berman and is entitled “Was There an Exodus?” The link is here.
First, he makes the case that the lack of direct evidence in Egyptian records and archeology makes a flawed argument from silence. He offers explanations as to why we shouldn’t expect to find such direct evidence.
He says that distrust of the Bible is part of the culture wars. He makes this striking point:
Cuneiform and hieroglyphic texts that tell of divine revelations to royal figures are found everywhere: overt propaganda on behalf of the…
View original post 448 more words