Out of the Desert
Two of the best-known stories in the Bible are those of Moses leading his people out of Egypt and Joshua's conquest of the Promised Land. Indeed, they form one of the cornerstones of the Judeo-Christian tradition. But is the Bible a reliable source of information for Israel's early history? Are the Exodus and Conquest actual historical events? And if they are, when and where did they occur?
Out of the Desert? rigorously examines accounts of these historic events and traces the authenticity, dates, and explanations for the Israelites' departure from Egypt and subsequent conquest of Canaan. Clarifying these events in a straightforward, informative manner, Out of the Desert? includes a generous number of charts and illustrations.
William H. Stiebing, Jr. places the Exodus within its cultural context during the beginning of the Iron Age (1200-1100 B.C.), a time of drought, famine and collapse of social order, which gave way to the emergence and dominance of the tribes that joined forces to become the confederation of Israel.
Many conventional ideas concerning the Exodus and Conquest are radically challenged in Out of the Desert?. Stiebing's accounts of archaeological digs and rival theories make the narrative lively and engrossing; his unique insight into the field of modern archaeology provides a rare glimpse into the wonders of man's history.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Textual and Archaeological Evidence
Dating the Exodus and Settlement
Archaeology and a Late Bronze Age Exodus
Interpretations of the Israelite Settlement in Canaan
Other editions - View all
Aegean Aharoni ancient Arad archaeological evidence Archaeological Excavations argued Aroer Avi-Yonah Bethel Bible biblical accounts Biblical Archaeology Review Bietak Bimson Callaway Cambridge Canaan Canaanite chronology climatic change Clube conquest of Canaan Courville culture delta destroyed destruction Deuteronomistic Dibon difﬁcult Early Bronze Age Edited Egypt Egyptian Eighteenth Dynasty Encyclopedia of Archaeological end of MB eruption Exodus Exodus and Conquest ﬁnd Finkelstein ﬁrst ﬁt ﬂood fortiﬁcation Gibeon Hazor Hebrew Heshbon hill country History Hormah Hyksos identiﬁcation indicates Iron Age Israel Israelite conquest Jericho Joshua Judah Judges Kadesh-Barnea Kenyon Khirbet king Kingdom Lachish land Late Bronze Age Middle Bronze Age Moab Moses Mycenaean Negeb occupation Palestine Palestinian Per-Ramesses period pharaoh Pithom population pottery Psalm Ra‘amses Ramesses Ramesses II reign seminomadic settlement signiﬁcant Tel Arad Tell ed-Dab‘a texts Thera thirteenth century B.C. Thutmose Thutmose III traditions Transjordan twelfth century B.C. University Press Vaninger Velikovsky villages Yahweh