Pharaohs and Kings: A Biblical Quest

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Crown Publishers, 1995 - Religion - 425 pages
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Little conclusive evidence for a historical Old Testament has come to light in two centuries of archaeological endeavor. Ever since excavations in the Lands of the Bible began at the beginning of the last century, biblical scholars have systematically stripped out elements of the narratives - the stories of Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Saul, David, and Solomon - and consigned them to the realms of myth and folklore.
Egyptologist and ancient historian David Rohl has made a discovery that challenges the modern skeptical view of Old Testament history. His revolutionary theory demonstrates that archaeologists have been looking in the right places for evidence of the Israelites - but in completely the wrong time.
The New Chronology developed in Pharaohs and Kings reveals the true historical setting of the biblical epics, providing astonishing archaeological evidence for the existence of the Old Testament's most charismatic personalities. For the first time the lives of Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Saul, David, and Solomon are examined from a historical perspective, as David Rohl explores their cities, palaces, and tombs. Pharaohs and Kings unveils such archaeological wonders as the desecrated statue of Joseph in his "coat of many colors," the Israelite city of bondage in Egypt (including graphic evidence of the plagues), and letters from King Saul.

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British Egyptologist Rohl has produced a sumptuous popular summary of his ten-year "search for historical truth." Claiming no religious presuppositions, he has made a strong defense of the historicity ... Read full review

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Information on the Pharaoh Hound is incorrect. DNA testing has proven this breed of dog is not ancient is really a modern breed. The Pharaoh Hound—and similar Mediterranean breeds—are all native to Southern European countries, owned by farmers and used for hunting rabbits in a style that is distinctly Roman—it appears this very real history is not enough for some people who need a fictionalized and more romantic past. 


A Brief History of Pharaonic Egypt 11 A Brief History of Israel 26 Methodology 38

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David Rohl is currently Chairman of the Institute for the Study of Interdisciplinary Sciences.

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