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Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament

Paperback|Nov 1997
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Professor Currid provides a thorough, stimulating and informed study of the many ways that the world of ancient Egypt can illuminate the pages of the Old Testament. Those who take seriously the importance of reading the Old Testament in the...


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Professor Currid provides a thorough, stimulating and informed study of the many ways that the world of ancient Egypt can illuminate the pages of the Old Testament. Those who take seriously the importance of reading the Old Testament in the light of its cultural context will welcome this balanced assessment of the data. An invaluable tool for background studies. 269 pages, from Baker.

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"John Currid has written an excellent study of the Egyptian background of certain parts of the Old Testament. The author has read widely and commented judiciously on a number of very interesting topics, such as the itinerary of the Israelites as they fled Egypt, the plagues, Solomon's marriage to an Egyptian princess, the invasion of pharaoh Shishak, and comparisons with Egyptian wisdom literature."--Edwin Yamauchi, Miami University "Professor Currid has provided a thorough, stimulating, and informed study of the many ways that the world of ancient Egypt can illumine the pages of the Old Testament. Those who take seriously the importance of reading the Old Testament in light of its cultural context will welcome his balanced assessment of the data. This is a valuable tool for background studies."--John H. Walton, Moody Bible Institute
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An enlightening guide to Egyptian influences on Israelite history. Includes illustrations.
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John D Currid

Dr. John Currid (Ph.D., Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago) is Carl McMurray Professor of Old Testament at the Charlotte campus of the Reformed Theological Seminary. A graduate in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology, he has extensive archaeological field experience. He was the Director of the Agricultural Project at Tel Halif, Israel; Field Archaeologist of the UNESCO Project at the excavation of Carthage, Tunisia; and staff archaeologist at Tell el-Hesi and Bethsaida, both in Israel.
He has written Genesis vols 1 and 2; Exodus vols 1 and 2; Leviticus and Numbers (Evangelical Press Study Commentary Series), and serves as editor for that series. He has also written two books in the discipline of archaeology Doing Archaeology in the Land of the Bible (Bakerbooks) and Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament (Bakerbooks), and has recently published another book about suffering Why Do I Suffer?: Suffering and the Sovereignty of God (Christian Focus Publications).
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  • Part 1 Introduction<br>1&#9;egypt And The Bible<br>2&#9;cosmologies Of The Ancient Near East<br>&#9;part 2 Egyptian Elements Of The Pentateuch<br>3&#9;the Egyptian And Genesis Cosmogony<br>4&#9;potiphar's Standing In Egyptian Society<br>5&#9;the Egyptian Setting Of The Serpent Confrontation In Exodus 7:8-13<br>6&#9;an Exegetical And Historical Consideration Of The Ten Plagues Of Egypt In Exodus 7-12<br>7&#9;the Travel Itinerary Of The Hebrews From Egypt<br>8&#9;the Egyptian Complexion Of The Bronze Serpent Episode In Numbers 21:4-9<br>&#9;part 3 Contacts Between Israel And Egypt In The Historical Books<br>9&#9;egyptian Influence In The United Monarchy<br>10&#9;shishak's Invasion Of Palestine At The Beginning Of The Divided Monarchy<br>&#9;part 4 The Egyptian Wisdom Literature And The Poetical Books<br>11&#9;the &quot;instruction Of Amenemope&quot;<br>part 5 Egyptian And Israelite Prophecy<br>12&#9;knowing The Divine Will: The Art Of Divination In Ancient Egypt<br>13&#9;hebrew Prophecies Against Egypt: The Nile Curse Passages

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