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Biblical scholars, Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, literary scholars, anthropologists, and filmmakers are drawn to the mystery of the exodus. Unable to find physical evidence until now, many archaeologists and scholars claim this mass migration is just a story, not history. Others oppose this conclusion, defending the biblical account.
Like a detective on an intricate case no one has yet solved, pioneering Bible scholar and best-selling author of Who Wrote the Bible? Richard Elliott Friedman cuts through the noise - the serious studies and the wild theories - merging new findings with new insight. From a spectrum of disciplines, state-of-the-art archaeological breakthroughs, and fresh discoveries within scripture, he brings real evidence of a historical basis for the exodus - the history behind the story. The biblical account of millions fleeing Egypt may be an exaggeration, but the exodus itself is not a myth.
Friedman does not stop there. Known for his ability to make Bible scholarship accessible to audiences, Friedman proceeds to reveal how much is at stake when we explore the historicity of the exodus. The implications, he writes, are monumental. We learn that it became the starting point of the formation of monotheism, the defining concept of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Moreover, we learn that it precipitated the foundational ethic of loving one's neighbors - including strangers - as oneself. He concludes, the actual exodus was the cradle of global values of compassion and equal rights today.
©2017 Richard Elliott Friedman (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-01-18

every bit is fascinating and approachable.

even a lay person will find this book easy to listen to. while academic in nature, it is written in a tone and style that everyone can understand. also, the narator/author is great on tape!

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5 out of 5 stars
By DW on 02-04-18

Deep,Insightful and Expansive Journey

What did you love best about The Exodus?

From a laypersons perspective.......Friedman did a great job of providing some well needed context for this specific amd critical section of the Torah in the Old Testament.[WARNING: potential spoiler alert].He handles some very hard passages about gods and queens in a very meaningful way. I have seen fellow monotheists ignore this section or scratch their head and think, “why is this here?” or question the relevance.

For me personally, I thought this pulled in other deities (i.e. gods) and displayed why the plagues occurred and that the ”specific plagues” was God showing he is the one true God.

Yes, the above is probably highly debated but found this a good listen and piqued my latent understanding to dig further dig (no pun intended around archeology).....but he also did address the intersection and or conflict between letting scripture interpret scripture and/or the struggles with archeology being the substamtiating body of scripture

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Exodus?

Monotheist and aetheists

Which scene was your favorite?

Oh and I must say ...... I really enjoy when the author reads their work as tone and inflection add true meaning to conveying their pursuit. Humbly this was so good I will probably actually buy the book amd read it as I have found this approach a strong reinforcememt to my lifelong adult learning.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me think,reason amd actually want to dialogue more about the Old Testament.

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