>Book Meme

>Chris Brady at Targuman tagged me for the book meme that is circulating in the biblioblog world. The instructions are as follows:

  • Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more (no cheating!)
  • Find page 123
  • Find the first five sentences
  • Post the next three sentences
  • Tag five people

I just finished reading James K. Hoffmeier, Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997) and the book was by my computer when Chris tagged me.

After following the instructions, here is the result:

“The second scenario correlates the beginning of the oppression of the Hebrews with the renewed interest in the northeast Delta beginning with Horemheb (1323 – 1295 B.C.), continuing under Seti I (1294- 1279 B.C.) and reaching its peak under Ramesses II (1279-1213 B.C.). Prior to the discovery of an early Eighteenth Dynasty fort, it was thought that Avaris had been largely abandoned, even though the expulsion of the Hyksos may not have entailed the forced removal of all the Semites living in the Delta. Rather, a selective group made up of the military and political elite would have been forced out of’ Egypt.”

So, now I tag five of my biblioblog friends (who soon may become my enemies): J. P. van de Giessen, John F. Hobbins, Darrell Pursiful, Tim Bulkeley, and Airton José da Silva.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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2 Responses to >Book Meme

  1. >I agree what you said on my blog about memes.Maybe it’s time to change it, and going to blog about a specific subject and asking others also to blog about this specific object.

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  2. >J.P.,I am glad you agree with me. Although some people like to participate in memes, I think this is mostly for collegen students, not for pastors, academics, and others who want to do serious work in the Bible.Claude Mariottini

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