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“An Excellent Fortress for His Armies, a Refuge for the People”

Egyptological, Archaeological, and Biblical Studies in Honor of James K. Hoffmeier

Edited by Richard E. Averbeck and K. Lawson Younger Jr.

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448 pages
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2020

“An Excellent Fortress for His Armies, a Refuge for the People”

Egyptological, Archaeological, and Biblical Studies in Honor of James K. Hoffmeier

Edited by Richard E. Averbeck and K. Lawson Younger Jr.

James Hoffmeier is a giant in the field of Egyptology. Among his many publications are two volumes of archaeological reports from Tell el-Borg, where he led excavations from 1999 to 2008. He is also well known for his interest in how ancient Egypt and the biblical world intersected, having edited and written several books on the subject, including the recent “Did I Not Bring Israel Out of Egypt?” Biblical, Archaeological, and Egyptological Perspectives on the Exodus Narratives, published by Eisenbrauns.

 

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James Hoffmeier is a giant in the field of Egyptology. Among his many publications are two volumes of archaeological reports from Tell el-Borg, where he led excavations from 1999 to 2008. He is also well known for his interest in how ancient Egypt and the biblical world intersected, having edited and written several books on the subject, including the recent “Did I Not Bring Israel Out of Egypt?” Biblical, Archaeological, and Egyptological Perspectives on the Exodus Narratives, published by Eisenbrauns.

Dedicated to Hoffmeier, this volume features essays written by more than thirty of his colleagues, former students, and friends. The contributions cover the second and first millennia BCE—from the Egyptian Old Kingdom through the Persian period—as well as New Testament times. The subjects covered include archaeology, biblical studies, Egyptology, and, of course, how these fields intersect with one another.

Among the many contributors are Aaron A. Burke, Deirdre Fulton, Rick Hess, Edmund Meltzer, Alan Millard, Steven Ortiz, Donald B. Redford, Gary A. Rendsburg, and Nili Shupak. This volume will be of interest to scholars and students who, following in the footsteps of Hoffmeier, are interested in how the biblical world interacted with ancient Egypt and the ancient Near East.

Richard E. Averbeck is Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages and Director of the Ph.D. program in theological studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

K. Lawson Younger Jr. is Professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages, and Ancient Near Eastern History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Preface

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List of Contributors

Personal and Academic Biography of James K. Hoffmeier

Publications of James K. Hoffmeier

Chapter 1. The Tests of a Prophet

Richard E. Averbeck

Chapter 2. Fishing for Fissures: The Literary Unity of the Kadesh Poem of Ramesses II and Its Implications for the Diachronic Study of the Hebrew Bible

Joshua Berman

Chapter 3. Food for the Forces: An Investigation of Military Subsistence Strategies in New Kingdom Border Regions

Louise Bertini and Salima Ikram

Chapter 4. Left Behind: New Kingdom Specialists at the End of Egyptian Empire and the Emergence of Israelite Scribalism

Aaron A. Burke

Chapter 5. The Ficus Judaicus and the New Testament

Thomas W. Davis

Chapter 6. Gifts of the Nile: Materials That Shaped the Early Egyptian Burial Tradition

Joanna Dębowska- Ludwin and Karolina Rosińska- Balik

Chapter 7. Computer Analytics in Chronology Testing and Its Implications for the Date of the Exodus

David A. Falk

Chapter 8. Uniting the World: Achaemenid Empire Lists and the Construction of Royal Ideology

Deirdre N. Fulton and Kaz Hayashi

Chapter 9. Geophysical Research in Pelusium: On the Benefits of Using the Resistivity Profiling Method

Tomasz Herbich

Chapter 10. The Genealogies of Genesis 5 and 11 and Comparative Studies: Evidence for a Seam

Richard S. Hess

Chapter 11. Sety I’s Military Relief at Karnak and the Eastern Gate of Egypt: A Brief Reassessment

Hesham M. Hussein

Chapter 12. Maʿ at in the Amarna Period: Historiography, Egyptology, and the Reforms of Akhenaten

Mark D. Janzen

Chapter 13. “I Have Made Every Person Like His Fellow”

Jens Bruun Kofoed

Chapter 14. The Founding of the Temple in Ancient Egypt: Ritual and Symbolism

Ash Melika

Chapter 15. Goliath’s Head Wound and the Edwin Smith Papyrus

Edmund S. Meltzer

Chapter 16. Did the Patriarchs Meet Philistines?

Alan Millard

Chapter 17. Writing Trauma: Ipuwer and the Curation of Cultural Memory

Ellen Morris

Chapter 18. Old Kingdom Exotica at Pharaoh’s Court and Beyond: Dwarfs, Pygmies, Primates, Dogs, and Leopards

Gregory Mumford

Chapter 19. Judges 10:11: A Memory of Merenptah’s Campaign in Transjordan

Steven Ortiz and S. Cameron Coyle

Chapter 20. Digging for Data: A Practical Critique of Digital Archaeology

Miller C. Prosser

Chapter 21. Debriefing Enemy Combatants in Ancient Egypt

Donald B. Redford

Chapter 22. Israelite Origins

Gary A. Rendsburg

Chapter 23. The Egyptian Background of the Joseph Story: Selected Issues Revisited

Nili Shupak

Chapter 24. Mighty Bull Appearing in Napata: Memorialization and Adaptation of the Bronze Age into the Iron Age World of the Kushite, Twenty- fifth Dynasty of Egypt

Stuart Tyson Smith

Chapter 25. Hosea 1–3 as the Key to the Literary Structure and Message of the Book

Eric J. Tully

Chapter 26. The Egyptian Fortress Commander: A Career Check Based on Selected Middle and New Kingdom Examples

Carola Vogel

Chapter 27. Mud- bricks as a Dating Tool in Egyptian Archaeology

Kei Yamamoto and Pearce Paul Creasman

Chapter 28. The God ʾ El of Ramesses II’s Stela from Sheikh Saʿ d (the “Job Stone”)

K. Lawson Younger Jr.