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The Double Exodus Theory Steve Brock

The Double Exodus Theory

Steve Brock

Published December 15th 2004
ISBN : 9780975480304
Paperback
244 pages
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The Exodus is not a myth! For centuries people have debated whether the Bibles book of Exodus was a historical account of Moses journey from Egypt, or if the story was a legend or allegorical in nature. In fact, none of these are correct. The setMoreThe Exodus is not a myth! For centuries people have debated whether the Bibles book of Exodus was a historical account of Moses journey from Egypt, or if the story was a legend or allegorical in nature. In fact, none of these are correct. The set of stories that make up the Exodus account in the Bible are not unfounded or based on false notions. The Exodus is not a legend in the strictest definition of the word. A legend is an account based on potentially historical events, but events that are not verifiable. The Exodus is not a legend because much of the narrative is verifiable. Why then do the vast majority of Biblical scholars and Egyptologists regard the Exodus as being predominantly, if not entirely, manufactured? Because there is no single event in all of Egyptian history that matches with all of the events depicted in the Exodus narrative, which appears to be the story of a singular event. This is the problem with the standard analysis of the Exodus- scholars try to fit the story to a single event from a single author. But there were at least four primary authors work which was originally separate material written hundreds of years apart and the Exodus of people from Egypt to Canaan happened not once, but twice. In a process described by the Documentary Hypothesis, the work of these authors and the two Exodus events were magnificently and intricately combined into a single work looking like a single event that was the foundation of the Israelite religion: the Double Exodus Theory.