Q. Having spent a lot of time working with the Biblical Archaeology Society, I have run into quite a lot of interesting Jewish scholars, and lay persons interested in the history of Israel. What has really shocked me about many of them is their agnosticism not just about an historical exodus and conquering of Canaan, but even about Yahweh himself. And yet as you say, p. 102, this is the very foundation of Jews being a people, much less the chosen people of God. Probing further, it seems clear, reading Eli Wiesel and others, that the Holocaust has knocked the stuffings out of a lot of their beliefs about the Bible. Have you experienced anything like this? It seems odd that more Christians than Jews believe in the historical Exodus.
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