Category: The Exodus Event

Biblical Historical Context: A Good Reason to Pay Attention to the Geneaologies in Chronicles

As someone who recently got done reading 1-2 Chronicles, I can attest to the fact that some parts of it are unbelievably boring. This is especially true of the genealogies. I can appreciate why they are there but I loathe reading them and more often than not… Continue Reading “Biblical Historical Context: A Good Reason to Pay Attention to the Geneaologies in Chronicles”

Richard Elliot Friedman: “Let’s Do the Math”

Richard Elliot Friedman, The Exodus: How It Happened and Why It Matters (New York, NY: HarperOne, 2017), 64-65. So let’s do the math: Eight out of eight Israelites with Egyptian names are Levites. Two out of two accounts of the revelation of God’s name make… Continue Reading “Richard Elliot Friedman: “Let’s Do the Math””

Using the Bible to Date the Exodus

When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. Hosea 11:1, NRSV The pivotal event in the history of ancient Israel is an event that has come to be called “the Exodus.” The word exodus is a compound Greek… Continue Reading “Using the Bible to Date the Exodus”