How the Exodus Really Happened, According to a New Theory by Israel Knohl. Excerpted from the Los Angeles Review of Books by. In a work that challenges notions that have dominated New Testament scholarship for more than a hundred years, Israel Knohl gives startling evidence for a. Randy Rosenthal describes Israel Knohl’s theory about the true story of the Exodus, described in his forthcoming book.

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Jewish Publication Societypp. The document says this Haru brought with him a large group of followers, who objected to the Egyptian gods and their rituals, and that he and his followers ruled the country for a time, exploiting it economically. Reviews “This is a very significant, original, and daring book. Putting the story these sources tell together with a few key phrases from the Bible, Knohl determines the Exodus was not oppressed slaves fleeing for their life, but essentially a military evacuation of foreign soldiers, after their failed attempt to rule the country.

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Does the Bible see man as free — as a sovereign, autonomous being? According to Knohl it was this group of escaped slaves that brought with them the idea of monotheismwhich was conceived of by Pharaoh Akhenaten. What is the evidence for the silent worship of the deity? Pharaoh’s War with the Israelites: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Reprinted by arrangement with the author. As in The Sanctuary of SilenceKnohl holds that P is the work of priests closeted in the Jerusalem Temple, for whom God was an abstract deity utterly remote from human affairs.


Mantheo says Osarseph gave the group a new religion that knnohl the Egyptian gods and sacred animals, which the lepers slaughtered, roasted, and ate. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Jan 1, Publication Name: He has served as a ierael professor at Berkeley, Stanford, Chicago Divinity School, and Harvard, and has taught and lectured in many countries.

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He lives in Jerusalem and is the father of the three children. Knkhl the Torah Suppresses God’s Kingship more. Remember me on this computer. The Messiah before Jesus: The Romans forbade his body to be buried and after the third day his disciples believed that he was resurrected and rose to heaven. Proceedings of the …. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship.

Here he ventures into isgael different territory and displays impressive erudition not only in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Talmud but also in classical antiquity. The current version is a result of the work of H editors.

That is, Knohl has found evidence supporting the idea that Moses actually existed, and that the exodus was real — though not as we know it.


Available for download now. He points out that the view that the Pentateuch was composed by multiple authors is supported by a number of Jewish authors, beginning in the Bible itself, and culminating with Abraham ibn Ezra and Hasidei Ashkenaz.

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While the number 8 jsrael the most sacred number in P, for H the sacred number is 7. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The Sanctuary of Silence: The austerity of the priestly concept of God is difficult to reconcile with the materiality of his cult.

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The chapter concludes with a discussion of Job, which regards suffering simply as part of the fabric of life p.

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Society of Biblical Literature,p. There was a debate between these two schools on the Sabath and on the sacredness of the The Sadducees perpetuated the priestly tradition of the mystery of the cult, while the Pharisees promoted its popularization.

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