I discuss possible archaeological correlates from the second and first millennia BCE Levant and Egypt—spanning the Middle and Late Bronze Ages, the Iron Age I and II, and the Persian and Hellenistic periods—which may have served as background(s) for the formation, preservation, and transformation of the biblical and extra-biblical Exodus traditions. I will attempt to assess the character and relevance of strands of evidence from diverse periods and contexts and discuss the possible interface, and/or lack thereof, between these artifactually-based cultural events and the various Exodus narratives as reflected in the biblical texts and traditions.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||Israel's Exodus in Transdisciplinary Perspective - Text, Archaeology, Culture, and Geoscience|
|Editors||T. E. Levy, T. Schneider, W. H. C. Propp|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - 2015|
|Name||Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences|