Five Views on the Exodus (pt 2) – Scott Stripling

Episode: This episode continues our series on five views on the exodus based on a book by that named that Biblical World host Mark Janzen just edited. Our second guest in this series is Scott Stripling, who presents the early (15th century) exodus view.

Hosts: Mark Janzen (Louisiana College) and Chris McKinny (Gesher Media)

Guest: Scott Stripling serves as the provost at The Bible Seminary in Katy (Houston), Texas and as the Director of Excavations for the Associates for Biblical Research at Khirbet el-Maqatir and Shiloh, Israel.

Summary: In this episode, Mark and Chris interview Scott about the early date theory, how we read dates and numbers in the Bible, and archaeological evidence for or against the early date.

Additional Resources: 2021 Janzen, Mark (ed.). Five Views of the Exodus. Zondervan; Ron Hendel’s Academia page.

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2 Replies to “Five Views on the Exodus (pt 2) – Scott Stripling”

  1. The Deuce

    It’s a shame you all didn’t have more time to get into the Jubilees data from the Babylonian Talmud and how it coheres with Biblical data describing Jubilee years as well as the Biblical date from Solomon in giving 1406 BC as the date of entrance into Canaan, once all the various dates have been independently calibrated.

    I know it’s a complex topic like Scott said, but it’s really the mother of all undesigned coincidences the way so much independent Biblical and extra-Biblical data just click into place to converge on an exact year like that. Most of the archeological data from the Conquest is murky and subject to multiple interpretations, but imo that’s the single strongest piece of evidence on either side and unique for being precise.

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