#1581

2017-08-02

Gezer's Ten Seasons (part 2)

With Steve Ortiz

Gezer, the sleeping giant, has yielded many secrets over the past ten years of excavations, although the first few years were not very exciting. But now there's a clear chronology from the Assyrian destruction back to the Merneptah destruction. More background on the Gezer excavation.

tags: Gezer Philistines Solomon Canaanites Israelites Merneptah Pharaoh

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#1525

2016-05-11

Exodus and the High Priests of Amun, part 2

With Charles Aling

More from Egyptologist Charles Aling, looking at role-changing clues to the impact of the Exodus. Professor Aling examines three important positions that were often all three held by the high priest of Amun. But after the reign of Amenhotep II -- who may be the pharaoh of the Exodus, going by the Bible's internal chronology -- these positions changed significantly, as if the reigning pharaohs no longer trusted the high priests of Amun. An intriguing suggestion that the Exodus changed the Egyptian ruling class, right up to the reign of Akhenaten.

tags: Egypt Exodus Amenhotep II Akhenaten

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#1524

2016-05-05

Exodus and the High Priests of Amon

With Charles Aling

Egyptologist Charles Aling returns to TB&TS with a discussion of his article in the Winter issue of ARTIFAX magazine, looking at role-changing clues to the impact of the Exodus. Professor Aling examines three important positions that were often all three held by the high priest of Amon. But after the reign of Amenhotep II -- who may be the pharaoh of the Exodus, going by the Bible's internal chronology -- these positions changed significantly, as if the reigning pharaohs no longer trusted the high priests of Amon. An intriguing suggestion that the Exodus changed the Egyptian ruling class, right up to the reign of Akhenaten.

tags: Egypt Exodus Amenhotep II Akhenaten

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#1465

2015-02-04

Patterns of Exodus Evidence, part 2

With Charles Aling

More from professor Charles Aling on the strengths and weaknesses of Exodus theories and archaeological evidence that speaks to the period of the Exodus.

tags: Egypt Exodus Chronology

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#1464

2015-01-27

Patterns of Exodus Evidence

With Charles Aling

Charles Aling, chair of the history department at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, was featured in the recent documentary Patterns of Evidence, which investigates the historical evidence for the Exodus of the Bible. The documentary highlights the tensions between the theories for the early date for the Exodus and the late date and other issues related to the historicity of this founding event for two of the world's major religions. We discuss some of the theories presented in the documentary, why Dr. Aling supports the early date for the Exodus, and the issues he has with some of the other presentations in the documentary.

tags: Egypt Exodus Chronology

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