- Mar 18, 2017
I am not impressed by Patterns of Evidence. I don't actually consider them true archeologists. I have already seen their work and am familiar with them. Egypt is not laid waste in the least. In fact, they are one of the only nations to have maintained an ancient presence into the modern-day. They have a continuous linear history that is marked and observable from tangible artifacts. Their foundation is clearly solid and has not been disrupted in thousands of years.Egypt was the lone world superpower during the period of time the Israelites were there, beginning with Joseph, who became the second most powerful man in the world behind only the Pharoah. Comparing the Egypt of then, with the Egypt of today; when God said He would destroy Egypt, He was not joking. So your feeble attempt to argue that Egypt is still a "thriving tourist destination" is utterly ridiculous and proof you're more interested in arguing than in the truth.
Please take the time to watch the documentary film "Patterns of Evidence" by Tim Mahoney, along with the follow-up interviews featuring him and David Rohl, before you make any more baseless assumptions about the Exodus or about the Hebrew language, which is where our modern alphabet originated. If you still have any honest questions after that, please let me know.
So there is some cognitive dissonance when you are trying to suggest that Egypt has been laid waste especially when you combine this with the suggestion that Joseph was at one point the second most powerful man in this nation.
If Joseph was so powerful, why don't we know who the Pharoah was at the time that Joseph was second in command? So many questions could be solved if the writers of the Bible had mentioned the name of the Pharoah in the same way that they mentioned Darius, Sennacherib, Nebuchadnezzar, etc. Countless leaders are mentioned in the Bible by name, but not one Pharoah.
It is very possible that Mizraim was laid waste, which is why it cannot be identified from the perspective of the modern age, but Egypt has not been laid waste by any means.
Clearly, you are not interested in defending your position on the verses regarding the Isles either?