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How iron-fisted was pharaonic rule in the city-states of Syria-Palestine?
In the centuries before Israel emerged in the highlands of Canaan, first as a people and then as a nation, the region was essentially ruled by Egypt. But how are we to understand this hegemony? Until a little more than a century ago, about...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 1998
Egyptian records support a centuries-long exodus
Nothing in the archaeological record of Egypt directly substantiates the Biblical story of the Exodus. Yet a considerable body of Egyptian material provides such close analogies to the Biblical account that it may, in part, serve as indirect...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 1998