Let's review. I post interviews and commentary from two archaeologists who are actually uncovering sites during the times in question.<quoted text> Discredit the source because you do not like what it says.
You post the slanted views of the religious.
Yes, we can discredit your sources.
For example, read this laughable quote:
"History tells us that for several years after 1445 B.C. Amenhotep II was unable to carry out any invasions or extensive military operations. This would seem like very strange behavior for a pharaoh who hoped to equal his father's record of no less than seventeen military campaigns in nineteen years. But this is exactly what one would expect from a pharaoh who had lost almost all his cavalry, chariotry, and army at the Red Sea (Exodus 14:23, 27-30)."
Oh, that's truly awesome.
I can't seem to find it.My initial source quotes academics.
Not guilty. It's a mythology book, designed for people at that time.The only one who lies to self is you and others who convict Scripture as guilty until proven innocent.
Yes, now you got it. And, no, I've already stated that some of the sites mentioned in the Bible are accurate. Just not all. Some that were mentioned - like Jericho - did not exist at the time stated in the Bible. So they were anachronistically added by later editors who were trying to unify the disparate versions.Again and again. Refuse to accept Scripture as evidence for anything other than myth.
Jewish scholars freely acknowledge that but you creatoinists are science and history deniers, so it's part of your religion to dismiss evidence.
Ah...the Egyptian sources also discredit the Bible's passages.Even when 1 Kings refers to the Exodus as actual it is dismissed. All the ancients were wrong and your sources are right.
Well, when the writers add cities that they knew about that could not have existed during the happenings of their writing then, yes, we dismiss the writing as fantasy.Never mind they were 1000s years closer to the event. They are all sub standard according to critics.
Yes, and then I apologized and admitted my mistake, while noting that scholars have said "you have to have faith to connect those two stories."I was reviewing the past few pages and noted you initially dismissed EMS post as fiction which was rude so i think you have little to gripe about when you stated he asked a mis leading question as you invited the response given your trite dismissal of his post.
You mean, why do I post here at all? I like some of the people. It makes for procrastination.Bersides, i don't think you were put off only by the question. There were other things going on. Who knows how long he spent just to bring that post here only to have you and others dismiss it. That is why you ahve a hard time to get academics to come on to sites like this. Why slum it?
You've never posted a non-apologetic opinion that uses actual evidence to back up your beliefs.All you had to do was google and look for hostile opinions. There is more to the Exodus than just dismissive opinions which basically calls all the ancients liars and you elites know the real truth of the matter. No matter how much is thrown at you it is easy to predict your reaction.
I make use of academics - many of whom are Jewish and whom you would assume would have vested interests in supporting their Holy writings. That they don't is telling:
1. they're more honest than you and your religion
2. they have higher standards in evidence based research
3. they're critical thinkers and can separate religious versus scientific knowledge
I even posted material from the Jewish government acknowledging that the Bible isn't accurate and discussing what that means to their identity as a nation.
You aren't even capable of engaging in such a learned discussion.