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Israel in Archaeology: The Merneptah Inscription

The Merneptah Stele is a hieroglyphic inscription on stone that attests to Israel’s presence in Canaan in the late-1200’s BC, during the biblical period of the Judges. The inscription was made by Pharaoh Merneptah who reigned over Egypt from ca. 1213 … Continue reading

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Fresh Evidence for an early Exodus? (15th century date)

An old inscription receives a fresh look that may reveal evidence for the date of the Israelite Exodus. The biblical text indicates the Israelite exodus from Egypt took place in the fifteenth century (mid-1400’s) B.C., but some scholars argue for … Continue reading

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