The parting of the sea : how volcanoes, earthquakes, and plagues shaped the story of Exodus / Barbara J. Sivertsen.
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|Subject:||Bible and geology.
Bible stories, English > Exodus.
- ISBN: 9781400829958
- ISBN: 140082995X
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xix, 239 pages) : illustrations, maps
- Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Dating the Exodus -- The coming of the Hyksos -- The Minoan eruption -- The plagues, the Exodus, and historical reality -- Moses and the mountain of God -- The sojourn in the wilderness -- Meanwhile, back in civilization -- The destruction of Jericho -- The conquest and settlement of Canaan -- Back to Egypt -- The formation of the Exodus tradition.
|Summary:|| For more than four decades, biblical experts have tried to place the story of Exodus into historical context--without success. What could explain the Nile turning to blood, insects swarming the land, and the sky falling to darkness? Integrating biblical accounts with substantive archaeological evidence, The Parting of the Sea looks at how natural phenomena shaped the stories of Exodus, the Sojourn in the Wilderness, and the Israelite conquest of Canaan. Barbara Sivertsen demonstrates that the Exodus was in fact two separate exoduses both triggered by volcanic eruptions--and provides scientific.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.