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Merneptah Stele

A large poetic inscription by the Pharaoh Merneptah, c. 1208 B.C.E., thought to contain the earliest known textual reference to Israel.

Do Biblical Laws Reflect a Tribal Society?

Was Israel ever a tribal society? Although some scholars accept the Bible’s depiction of Israel’s pre-monarchic society as a confederation of tribes, others have dismissed this as ahistorical. Can a study of biblical law help us resolve this question?

Prof.

Rami Arav

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Freedom from the Egyptian Empire

Exodus as Cultural Memory of the Demise of Egypt’s 400-Year Rule over Canaan

Prof.

Ronald Hendel

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What We Know about the Egyptian Places Mentioned in Exodus

Egyptian records and archaeological findings shed light on the toponyms (place names) that appear in the exodus account: Ramesses, Pithom, Pi-Hahiroth, Baal-Zephon, Migdol, Sukkot, and Yam Suf.

Dr.

David A. Falk

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