Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: New Page Books
(Barry’s score 5 out of 5 stars)
Barry says — excellent.
The Exodus Reality is a book by John Richard Ward and Scott Alan Roberts that explores their theories that Moses was an actual person. Roberts traces the Senenmut theory while Ward follows the Hapu theory. Each author has his own Preface and Appendix.
As is my usual habit, I started with the back of the book. Though the book has an A and B Appendix, the rest of the Notes, Bibliography, and Index were merged into easy to navigate sections. The nice beefy notes section should make for a great resource when doing your own research on the topic.
The book was as entertaining as it was informative. I enjoyed shifting gears with each theory. Having said that, the pictures were priceless (many in color). I suppose by favorite picture was of Roberts and Ward making mud bricks.
All in all, I give The Exodus Reality 5 stars out of 5. I highly recommend it for your home library.
In this groundbreaking work, the authors reexamine humanity’s most enduring account of bondage, emancipation, and freedom. The Great Exodus is the story of how one man, empowered by divine epiphany, brought the mighty ancient kingdom of Egypt to its knees. For thousands of years, this story has bolstered the faithful of three major religions, though little historical data confirms it. So the question must be asked: Did it ever really happen?
Roberts, a historian and theologian, and Ward, an archaeologist, Egyptologist, and anthropologist, dig deeply into historical records to answer the most vexing questions:
- Is there any historical evidence for the biblical account of the Great Exodus?
- Was Moses a real person?
- Where is the Biblical Mount Sinai?
- What is the Ark of the Covenant, and where did it come from?
- Why did Moses write about the Serpent and the Nephilim?
- Is there a Templar and Masonic connection to the events and personages in the story?
Did the Exodus take place under Amenhotep II or Amenhotep III, two pharaohs of the same royal house separated by two generations and 80-odd years? Or were Thutmoses III, Hatshepsut, and Amenhotep Son of Hapu at the core of the action? The authors present two opposing, yet strangely interlaced historical accounts for the Exodus, naming the historical pharaohs and surprising candidates for the historical Moses. While Roberts presents an account that finds its moorings in the efficacy of scriptural historicity, Ward presents a new and completely unique theory for the Exodus and its cast of characters.
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