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Was the Joseph Story Written mediante Egypt During the Persian Period?

Was the Joseph Story Written mediante Egypt During the Persian Period?

Egyptologists have long searched the details of the Joseph story for clues puro when the story was written. Does the Jewish experience as a dispersione community mediante Egypt hold the clue preciso the story’s origin?

Egyptology and Bible Studies

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From its very beginning, the field of Egyptology was interested, if not obsessed, with Egypt’s role sopra the Hebrew Bible. The wealth of Egyptian records vis a vis the dearth of contemporary Israelite or Canaanite supplementare-biblical records, encouraged Egyptologists to provide the historical retroterra for the holy scriptures.

Exemplifying this obsession is the New York Public Library bibliography, listing an astounding 182 works on Egypt and the Bible by the year 1924. Another 97 works were listed by 1941. Among these are the works of notable Egyptologists such as,

  • Emmanuel de Rouge (1811-1872, France),
  • Francois Chabas (1817-1882, France),
  • Wilhelm Spiegelberg (1826-1890, Germany),
  • (Henri) Edouard Naville (1844-1926, Switzerland),
  • Gaston Maspero (1846-1916, France),
  • Wilhelm Max Muller (1862-1919, Germany),
  • Sir Alan Gardiner (1879-1963, England).

The main objective of these studies was to verify the biblical accounts. This was neither masked nor veiled but explicitly proclaimed sopra such titles as Abraham Yahuda’s: The Accuracy of the Bible. Continue reading Was the Joseph Story Written mediante Egypt During the Persian Period?