Evidence of Israel in Egypt—From the ‘Egypt’ in Israel
Debate over events aside—how the detailed, eyewitness-style, Egyptianized language within the Torah points clearly to an Israelite experience in Egypt
Depiction of Pharaoh Thutmose III at Karnak in a classing “smiting” position: His right hand is raising and holding a club (despite several blocks of the relief missing), while his left hand holds his enemies.
When considering evidence of Israel in Egypt, scientists have generally searched for material evidence. But it isn’t the only means of investigating whether or not Abraham’s descendants really did “sojourn” in Egypt.
On today’s program, host Brent Nagtegaal talks to archaeologist Christopher Eames about another approach: looking for evidence of Egypt in Israel. Specifically, evidence in the foundational book of Israel’s history, the Torah.
Searching for Egypt in Israel