From School Library Journal
YA Scientific data and archaeological accounts concerning recent theories and arguments relating to the historical foundations of the Biblical Exodus. Wilson pulls together a wide range of modern investigations and speculations which attempt to identify, among other things, the ruling pharaoh; the various locations of the Biblical terrain; and the dating of the Hebrews' arrival in Egypt. Using such contemporary evidence as the Mount St. Helens eruption, Wilson weaves the geological details with the historical to create a fascinating account of how and why the Exodus story took place. Whether or not Wilson's carefully crafted account is the true story behind the Biblical account, this well-illustrated volume makes revealing supplementary reading about historical and religious subjects. Mary T. Gerrity, Queen Anne School, Upper Marlboro, Md.
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