If the Egyptians Drowned in the Red Sea Where are Pharaoh's Chariots?: Exploring the Historical Dimension of the Bible (Studies in Judaism)
By: Benjamin Edidin Scolnic (author)Paperback
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In a series of readable essays written in an engaging manner and a positive mode, author Benjamin Edidin Scolnic evaluates the biblical texts in the light of all the information we possess at this time. Scolnic asks the reader to join the ongoing dialogue between faith and history by carefully reviewing the textual and material evidence with an open mind. He does not so much seek to prove or disprove the Bible, but rather attempts to find middle ground through the exploration of its historical dimension.
Benjamin Edidin Scolnic, a rabbi and scholar, has been the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Sholom in Hamden, Connecticut since 1983. Rabbi Scolnic is also the Biblical Consultant for the North Sinai Archaeological Expedition investigating the route of the Exodus in the Sinai Desert. Rabbi Scolnic was the first person ever to receive a Ph.D. in Bible from the Graduate School of the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is author of many books and articles including Alcimus, Enemy of the Maccabees (University Press of America, 2004), Chronology and Papponymy (University Press of America, 1999), and Theme and Context in Biblical Lists (University Press of America, 1995).
Chapter 1 Introduction: Presumed True Chapter 2 The Source of Rivers and the Source of Texts Chapter 3 Missing the Boat: Why Noah's Ark Sails Without Us Chapter 4 Follow the Dreams: Joseph and the Meaning of Dual Causality Chapter 5 Gold or Coal: Re-Imaging the Early Life of Moses Chapter 6 The Case for the Historicity of the Israelite Exodus from Egypt: If I Told Your What Really Happened, You'd Never Believe Me Chapter 7 The Search for the Site of the Miracle of the Sea Chapter 8 The Israelites in Canaan and the Minimalist/Palestinian Denial of History Chapter 9 Why Elijah is the Prophet of Waiting: How Archaeology Illuminates a Great Assassination Plot Chapter 10 Why is Amos Famous? Chapter 11 Like a Bird in a Cage: Why Isaiah is #1 on the Prophetical Canonical Parade Chapter 12 A Time for Treason or the Comfort in Destruction Chapter 13 Love is Stronger than Death: Archaeology and Beliefs in the Afterlife Chapter 14 What I Believe: A Theology of Biblical Archaeology Chapter 15 Bibliography
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