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Out Of The Desert Review,
This review is from: Out of the Desert (Paperback)
This is a great book that I highly recommend to anyone interested in ancient history and the Bible. Stiebing tries to give a balanced look at all the possible time periods for the Exodus, and presents archaeological finds from a very wide area. Arguments for and against the Bible are well presented and easy to understand.
Several helpful tables are included where the evidence is visually summarized. Readers can even draw their own conclusions of the evidence and check off each item that matches or does not match the Bible.
The only weakness in Stiebing's book appears when he covers the possibility of a 15th century BCE Exodus. Rather than have most of the arguments and evidence in one chapter or area, they appear in different sections throughout his book. This makes it difficult for the reader to decide whether the Exodus was possible during this period.
While Stiebing is of the opinion that there was no Exodus, a careful study of the archaeology he presents shows otherwise...