Thursday, October 29, 2020
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Possible evidence of the Exodus found in Jordan


Posted on Thursday, 27 September, 2018 | Comment icon 425 comments

A 19th-century depiction of the Israelites leaving Egypt. Image Credit: PD - David Roberts
Archaeologists have discovered what could be the first hard evidence of the Israelite Exodus from Egypt.
While the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea will be familiar to just about everyone, the historical accuracy of these events has remained a topic of heated debate among scholars and historians for centuries.

Now though, archaeologists Ralph K. Hawkins and David Ben-Shlomo believe that they may have found the first solid evidence of the Exodus at the Jordan Valley site of Khirbet el-Mastarah.

Their research at the site over the last two years has uncovered evidence of ancient ruins left by a nomadic people who the pair believe may have been the Israelites fleeing from Egypt.

"We have not proved that these camps are from the period of the early Israelites, but it is possible," said Ben-Shlomo. "If they are, this might fit the biblical story of the Israelites coming from east of the Jordan River, then crossing the Jordan and entering into the hill country of Israel later."
The ruins, as well as pottery fragments found at the site, date back to between 1,000 - 1,400 BC.

This places them at around the time of the biblical Exodus.

"Sites like Khirbet el Mastarah and other similar ones in the Jordan Valley seem - at least from survey material - to appear suddenly during the Iron Age," said Ben-Shlomo.

"Since this area is not densely populated in many periods, this might indicate a new phenomenon like nomads suddenly creating settlements, or a new population."

Source: Christian Today | Comments (425)


Tags: Exodus, Egypt, Moses, Bible


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #416 Posted by jmccr8 on 15 June, 2019, 3:01
Hi Jaylemurph It was research, well on my part anyway. jmccr8
Comment icon #417 Posted by Pettytalk on 15 June, 2019, 7:46
A sweeter than honey leopard, to be correct. I guess here I'm just a Sampson with a crew-cut, and you are my Delilah. But please don't get annoyed with me. What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion? Kenemet, of course! Judges 14:14 But if you cannot solve it, you must give me thirty linen garments and thirty sets of clothes.” “Tell us your riddle,” they replied. “Let us hear it.” 14So he said to them: “Out of the eater came something to eat, and out of the strong came something sweet.” For three days they were unable to explain the riddle. 15So on the fourth day they said to Sam... [More]
Comment icon #418 Posted by Pettytalk on 15 June, 2019, 8:07
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxJ-kAezZ2I  
Comment icon #419 Posted by Pettytalk on 15 June, 2019, 13:02
My own twinkling is not seen by anyone, as such is the brightness of all the bright stars that surround me. O Lucifer, though morning and evening twinkling star, how is it that you have fallen? The symbolism of the Exodus is that of our souls' return to that heavenly Promised Land. As we are all slaves of our physical bodies, same as the Hebrews were slaves to Pharaoh. The Hebrews are made to leave their original promised land of Joseph's family, to journey into Egypt for obtaining material needs of the body. Therefore the Exodus is a return to their former dwelling, only with big interest, as... [More]
Comment icon #420 Posted by Piney on 15 June, 2019, 21:22
At one time the Egypt ruled Canaan. The Exodus was a exaggerated memory of this event. The Hebrews were herders and raiders. They weren't that deep. 
Comment icon #421 Posted by Pettytalk on 16 June, 2019, 4:43
They were always in deep trouble! But Piney, my little fluffy, white rabbit, are you not burrowing in a hole not deep, with such shallow comments of God's chosen? They were very deep right from the beginning, Genesis. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep. The path is clear Though no eyes can see The course laid down long before And so with gods and men The sheep remain inside their pen Though many times they've seen the way to leave He rides majestic Past homes of men Who care not or gaze wit... [More]
Comment icon #422 Posted by Piney on 16 June, 2019, 12:03
The Garden of Eden was ripped from somewhere else. In the original story it was just Eve and the serpent teaching her the plants. But the Hebrews were so rabidly patrilineal they had to make First Woman look like the cause of all man's problems. God's Chosen? Your god, not mine..........
Comment icon #423 Posted by Kenemet on 16 June, 2019, 16:17
Lovely poetry, bad astronomy.  By the time that the Earth had water for oceans, the planet was rotating and had a moon and tides.
Comment icon #424 Posted by Kenemet on 16 June, 2019, 16:21
And let's not forget that two creations are depicted and they contradict each other.
Comment icon #425 Posted by Jodie.Lynne on 17 June, 2019, 10:30
It's the catnip. Even the big cats love it!


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6793965
282717
186251

 
AC/DC once tried to find the Loch Ness Monster
10-28-2020
The rock band's members once attempted an impromptu Nessie hunt on the banks of Scotland's famous loch.
Theater wants you to become its resident ghost
10-28-2020
A historic theater in Canada is offering one fan the opportunity to haunt the building after they pass on.
Firm invents nuclear thermal propulsion engine
10-27-2020
A new type of propulsion system is being developed that could significantly reduce the time it takes to reach Mars.
Coral 'skyscraper' discovered off Australia
10-27-2020
The remarkable 'detached' coral reef is the first of its kind to be discovered in more than 120 years.
Stories & Experiences
Ghost following me
9-18-2020 | Iowa
 
Mysterious glowing cube
8-23-2020 | Alabama
 
Black blob in my room/bed
7-23-2020 | Powell,TN U.S.
 
Transparent levitating ball
7-14-2020 | Santa Rosa, California
 
 
 
Grim reaper-like visitation
6-16-2020 | Canada
 
My monster catfish story
6-15-2020 | Dallas texas
 
Orb of light in room
5-9-2020 | USA/Texas/Waco
 
Not sleeping alone
5-9-2020 | Los Angeles
 

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
NASA studies underwater 'white smoker' vents
Posted 4-17-2020 | 3 comments
Hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor can teach us about possible habitats on other worlds.
 
10 strange things about our solar system
Posted 3-17-2020 | 0 comments
A look at some of the most mysterious things about our solar system.
 
Lizzie - Scotland's other loch monster
Posted 3-8-2020 | 0 comments
Amelia Dimoldenberg investigates the Loch Ness Monster's neighbor.
 
Adam Savage and Spot
Posted 2-14-2020 | 4 comments
Adam Savage tests out Boston Dynamics' impressive Spot robot.
 
NASA 2020: Are you ready ?
Posted 1-1-2020 | 3 comments
A look at what's coming up in the world of spaceflight this year.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2020
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ