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 dataIn 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....
|Title||:||The Exodus Reality: Unearthing the Real History of Moses, Identifying the Pharaohs, and Examing the Exodus from Egypt|
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The Exodus Reality: Unearthing the Real History of Moses, Identifying the Pharaohs, and Examing the Exodus from Egypt Reviews
I wanted to like this book more than I did - the authors are charming, in their way. But it's a mess! It is a neat idea - two different views of whom Moses could have been in reality, presented side-by-side. However - Do not feel that an inability to settle on a possible real-history analogue for Moses gives either of their theories any credence. In attempting to straddle two competing theories, the authors present a disjointed and unsatisfying case for both. Fault also must be leveled at Scott Alan Roberts - "Scotty" - for over-writing his chapters. Here is a man obviously in love with his own turn of the phrase, with an editor equally in love or unwilling to restrain the "wordsmith". Not often I find myself yelling "Get On With It!" at a book, but I did here.There is some interesting speculation and conjecture here. But, again, because even the authors themselves could not agree, there is little to recommend either theory presented in this book, and numerous holes one could drive any number of desert vehicles through...
-Free review copy courtesy of New Page Books and Warwick Associates.Few people are as iconic as the legendary Moses; a stoic leader who delivered his people from the unbearable Pharaoh. But who was he really? In my early youth I was told that he was raised in the house of Ramses the Great and I can still hear Yul Brynner saying "You Have Conquered, Moses"! However, Scott Alan Roberts and John Richard Ward have completely new take on this historic story. Each author has their own distinct theory regarding the true identity of Moses and the monarchs of that time, a difference of about 90 years. John Richard Ward's theory revolves around Amenhotep, son of Hapu while Scott Alan Robert's theory revolves around Senenmut. As an avid reader of history, I truly enjoyed this book. Great insight along with incredible photos is why this is a must for anyone's bookshelf. Do yourself a solid and pick up this book you won't regret it.
---Free review copy courtesy of New Page Books and Warwick AssociatesBarry 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.
This book explores two possibilities of when The Exodus occurred and who Moses may have been. Unfortunately I can't give it a proper review since I took far to long to finish the book. That wasn't the authors' fault because it is a very fascinating book. This reader gets distracted very easily by all those other books that are available. Anyway that being said, I did enjoy this book. I do have my preference on the historical timeline of the Exodus and who Moses may have been. However both authors did an excellent job of research. I hope to reread this book sometime in the future.