Moses

Moses


"Fear not. Stand firm and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today."   Exodus 14:13

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The Archaeology of The Exodus: A Journey In Dispute

Archaeological and other evidence relating to Bible history in Exodus about the escape of the Israelites from Egypt under the leadership of Moses.

There are many differing views, some of which are presented below.
In addition, the current impossibility of conducting exploration and/or

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achaeological investigation of some of the sites mentioned is now foreclosed. For this reason it is difficult to reach a definitive conclusion about most of these sites. Some evidence for this topic is controversial, and readers need to asses what is presented.

  Mention of Canaan and Israel in 2 early Egyptian stelae:
    The Merneptah Stele All About Archaeology.
    Fresh Evidence for Early Exodus? from Luke Chandler's Blog.

  Did Amateur Gold Diggers Find Mount Sinai? The Pros Doubt It
"But Mr. Stager and other serious scholars are at the same time hailing 'The Gold of Exodus' as a great opportunity to focus attention on a region that they believe is the most likely place Mount Sinai might be -- if it actually exists.     They are hoping that the book might open up an opportunity for real scholars to visit the region, which has been off limits to Western archaeologists...     What scholars do agree on is that the mountain in the Sinai Desert that is commonly believed to be the biblical Mount Sinai is not."

  Evidence From Saudi Arabia - Video interview about the Jabal el Laws site brings independent, first-hand evidence from a man who has been there that confirms the high likelihood that Jabal el Lawz could be the real site of Mount Sinai.

  'The Gold of Exodus
- the Discovery of the Most Sacred Place on Earth by Howard Blum. Highly controversial, as always when 'amateurs' step into the field of archaeology. Valuable information about Jabal el Lawz and for the questions it raises.

  Rejected locations for the crossing of the Red Sea, Mt. Sinai and Kadesh Barnea
Lengthy dissertation, with maps. Locates the Red Sea Crossing at the Straits of Tiran. Places Mt Sinai at Jabal el Lawz.

  Mt Sinai is Not At Jabal el Lawz in Saudi Arabia
Paper by Gordon Franz setting out his view of the Exodus route from the evidence he quotes.   Once again - some assumptions.   All archaeologists and pseudo-archaeologists make assumptions of some sort.

  Ein El-Qudeirat: Fortress of Solomon 950 BC - BUT Cannot be Kadesh Barnea
Lengthy dissertation based on scriptural quotes and archaeological and geographical evidence..

  Suggested True Location of Kadesh Barnea at ancient El Beidha, 5 km north of Petra
Full reasoning and excellent arguments. "Both Josephus 110 AD and Eusebius believed Kadesh Barnea was located at Petra. While our choice of Petra may be contrary to the view of modern archeology, it is the most ancient view of historians and does not contradict the Bible like Qudeirat or Qedeis do."

  Further Argument to support El Beidha as the true Kadesh Barnea
Further discussion of the interpretation of El Beidha by archaeologist Brian Byrd, with an alternative view of Byrd's findings.

  Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses
by Bruce Feiler. New York Times BestSeller.   After some days travel through Sinai, Feiler and Avner Goren look across at Ain el-Qudeirat (which for political reasons they were unable to visit) from the Egypt/Israeli border, and the following conversation ensues: "It hardly seems grand," I said. "it's not like the great oases of the southern Sinai," he repied.     Feiler then clearly identifies obvious difficulties with accepting the current view that Ain el-Qudeirat is Kadesh Barnea, but draws no conclusion.

  Mount Sinai Found
by Bruce Feiler. New York Times BestSeller.   After some days travel through Sinai, Feiler and Avner Goren look across at Ain el-Qudeirat (which for political reasons they were unable to visit) from the Egypt/Israeli border, and the following conversation ensues: "It hardly seems grand," I said. "it's not like the great oases of the southern Sinai," he repied.     Feiler then clearly identifies obvious difficulties with accepting the current view that Ain el-Qudeirat is Kadesh Barnea, but draws no conclusion.



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  Introduction - A Vast Historical Panorama
  Excavations in Progress - Israel
  Excavations in Progress - Jordan
  Excavations in Progress - Syria
  Excavations in Progress - Turkey
  Excavations in Progress - Greece
  Excavations in Progress - Italy
  Excavations in Progress - Crete
  Excavations in Progress - Cyprus
  Excavations in Progress - Egypt
  Excavations in Progress - Yemen
  The Exodus Mystery: A Journey In Dispute
  Pool of Siloam Jerusalem
  Noah's Ark
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  Mediterranean Archaeology Photo Sites
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