The biblical pithom and Tell el-Maskhuta: A critique of some recent theories on Exodus 1,11

Collins, Andrew (2008) The biblical pithom and Tell el-Maskhuta: A critique of some recent theories on Exodus 1,11. Scandanavian Journal of the Old Testament, 22 1: 135-149. doi:10.1080/09018320802185176


Author Collins, Andrew
Title The biblical pithom and Tell el-Maskhuta: A critique of some recent theories on Exodus 1,11
Journal name Scandanavian Journal of the Old Testament   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0901-8328
1502-7244
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09018320802185176
Volume 22
Issue 1
Start page 135
End page 149
Total pages 15
Place of publication Oslo, Norway
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Abstract Recent theories that locate the Biblical Pithom (Exod 1,11) at the Late Bronze Age site of Tell er-Retabah fail to take account of the archaeological evidence and the Greco-Roman literary sources that demonstrate that a well known city called Pithom was located at Tell el-Maskhuta in the Iron Age. That the occurrence of the toponym Pithom in Exod 1,11 is an anachronistic addition to the Exodus tradition is still the best view.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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