Joseph the Infiltrator, Jacob the Conqueror?: Reexamining the Hyksos–Hebrew Correlation

  title={Joseph the Infiltrator, Jacob the Conqueror?: Reexamining the Hyksos–Hebrew Correlation},
  author={Ronald A. Geobey},
  journal={Journal of Biblical Literature},
  pages={23 - 37}
The anachronisms in the story of Exodus have long complicated claims to its historicity, yet some of the “usual suspects” endure. Scholarly tradition has generally argued that the expulsion of the so-called Hyksos rulers of Egypt in the sixteenth century BCE was the foundation for the Israelite cultural memory of liberation from Egypt. With the shift in biblical scholarship toward the Persian and Hellenistic periods regarding the crystallization of the biblical texts, scholarship has moved away… 


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