Sunday, April 20, 2008

Historical Reliability of the Exodus

As many of you know, Jews began celebrating Passover last night at sundown. The popular political blog, Power Line, had a post yesterday which alluded to last year's NYT article, mentioning the lack of archaeological evidence for Israel's exodus from Egypt and quoting an expert who said it was a myth. In response Power Line had linked to a book by Egyptologist James Hoffmeier.

I sent the guys at Power Line a note about this, including a section from the ESV Study Bible that briefly addresses the question of the reliability of the exodus account. You can read it here.