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Bibil Identifier bibil:212663
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Exodus and the Spade
Title (English, ) The Impact of Archaeology on the Interpretation of the Book of Exodus
Author Bosman, H.L.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2002
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2002
Year (Copyright) 2002
Year (Reference) 2002
Language English
Pages 1487-1497 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The interpretation of the book of Exodus is used as an example of the different ways in which archaeological discoveries influenced the course of biblical exegesis. Special emphasis will be placed on matters such as the Amarna letters and the Habiru, Merneptah Stele and the date of the Exodus and the Egyptian background of the Exodus. In conclusion it will be argued that critical dialogue and mutual respect must exist between archaeology and biblical studies. The theological interpretation of biblical texts is inevitably an interdisciplinary endeavor and archaeology is an academic discipline that must be part of the critical dialogue with biblical exegesis.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch : Exodus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel
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