SYNOPSIS: The Bible’s exodus account is foundational to biblical history, yet viewed as mostly fictional by mainstream scholars. Could this skepticism be the result of looking for the exodus in the wrong time period? This list of ten remarkable pieces of evidence supporting the biblical account suggest the exodus happened centuries earlier than the standard date.
Then Moses said to the people, “Remember this day in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of slavery, for by a strong hand the LORD brought you out from this place… – Exodus 13:3 (ESV)
CHALLENGES TO THE BIBLICAL EXODUS FROM MAINSTREAM ACADEMIA
Few topics produce as much controversy as the question of whether or not the biblical account of the Israelite exodus from Egypt was an actual historical event. Widespread skepticism about the exodus pervades the field archaeology, but might this view be the result of looking for evidence in entirely the wrong time period?
- Merneptah Stele
- Mittelsaal House at Avaris
- The Bahr Yussef
- Proto-Sinaitic Inscriptions
- Brooklyn Papyrus
- Shasu of YHWH Name Ring
- Berlin Pedestal Stone Inscription
- Palace, Tomb and Statue of a Semitic High Official
- Ipuwer Papyrus
- Walls of Jericho