Did the Exodus Happen? How “Historical Evidence” Might or Might Not Help

by Jared Byas Last week the Wall Street Journal published an article (by Joshua Berman) suggesting the biblical exodus might have its root in an historical event. This isn’t exactly new, but what interested me was the primary reason given— the biblical text seems to be appropriating some Ramesses II propaganda (discovered early in the 20th century) [Read More...]

Finally: Positive BIBLICAL Proof that God is a Yankee Fan

[I posted this almost a year ago--soon after the World Series ended--and I needed solace. It is always good to know that, when all is said and done, God is on your side and you have the Bible to back you up.] I offer these insights to you to encourage your faithfulness to God, and to exhort and admonish [Read More...]

Archaeology and the Exodus Story as a “Mnemo-Narrative” (and no cracks about “finding mnemo” please)

Below is a half-hour video passed on to me a while back by an archaeologist friend of mine. It is of a lecture given by Israeli archaeologist Aren Maeir of Bar Ilan University. The lecture is entitled, “Can Archaeological Correlates for the Mnemo-Narrative of Exodus be Found?” I think I embed the video properly, but if not, [Read More...]