Daily Archives: April 1, 2020

Did Essenes identify with the Herods?

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
Today I am not summarizing a section of VanderKam and Flint from The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Rather, I am just thinking out loud about a question inspired by them. The question is whether…

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The “Cushite” wife of Moses

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
I studied the Dead Sea Scrolls in depth in the 1970s and have kept up with developments and new theories to some extent. But it is time to reeducate myself. So I am beginning a book…

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The wife and other problems about Cain

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
Forty years ago or so I would drop in every few weeks on a men’s Sunday School class. It seemed to me like the continuing discussion in that class was the problem of where Cain got…

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An Exodus of children?

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
If you search online about ancient Egyptian slavery you will find that there is a lot of deconstruction. The idea that slaves built the pyramids is wrong.  Slavery became more of a thing much later, in…

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The Timna mines and the Exodus

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
Timna is the name the Israelis have given to an archaeological site 15 to 20 miles from the north end of the Gulf of Aqaba. It was a place where copper was mined and smelted. Its…

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Some issues concerning the exodus as an event in time

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
It seems to me very likely that the exodus from Egypt of Semitic people who became identified with Israel actually happened. It may have happened more than once. But the account that we have in the…

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Wilderness wandering and settlement of the land at the same time?

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
Graham Hagens has written the article “Exodus and Settlement: A Two Sojourn Hypothesis.” It is online here. Hagens has explored a solid possibility for the Exodus. He dates the Exodus to the junction of the 19th…

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