Berman-the Song of Moses and Ramses II’s inscriptions

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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…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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  1. Interesting 🙂

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