James K. Hoffmeier is Professor of Old Testament and Near Eastern Archaeology at Trinity International University, Divinity School. Since 1994 he has directed the North Sinai Archaeological Project.

Oxford University Press published his books Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Tradition (1999), and then Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Tradition (2011). (His latest book, co-edited with Dennis Magary, is entitled Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? A Critical Appraisal of Modern and Postmodern Approaches to Scripture [Crossway], with contributions from Darrell Bock, Craig Blomberg, Alan Millard, Eckhard Schnabel, Robert Yarbrough, etc.)

Below is his fascinating lecture from the Lanier Theological Library on what recent archaeological and geological work in North Sinai tell us about the exodus from Egypt:

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9 thoughts on “Archaeology and the Exodus from Egypt”

  1. Justin Keller says:

    I took several classes with Prof. Hoffmeier at TEDS, and continue to be blessed by his instruction and his work. Thanks for posting this!

  2. Scott C says:

    The title of the first book should be “Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition.”

  3. Doc B says:

    At the risk of sounding like Mr. Spock, ‘fascinating.’

  4. DanO says:

    Dr. Hoffmeier had a good article in JETS a few years ago (50/2 [June 2007] 225–47) on the dating of the exodus. He holds to a late date. He also had a good article in BAR (33/1 [Jan-Feb 2007] 30-41) on the same topic.

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