Miracles of Exodus: A Scientist's Discovery of the Extraordinary Natural Causes of the Biblical Stories

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Continuum, 2006 - Bible - 370 pages
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After seven years of meticulous research Colin Humphreys has written a fascinating and involving book on the miracles of Exodus and the Israelites' escape from Egypt. Although Humphreys uses science to explain the events of Exodus he does not believe that this makes them any less miraculous - rather, God is the force behind the science. The author answers key questions about the Exodus, such as how many Israelites were involved and how they manage to survive in the desert for 40 years. He argues that the Israelites did indeed cross over the Red Sea (and not the Reed Sea as some scholars claim) and that the real Mount Sinai is not in the Sinai Peninsula but is a volcano in Arabia. Humphreys provides convincing biblical evidence to support his views and his treatment of the subject is fresh, passionate and often amusing. Humphreys concludes: "I am well aware that most scholars believe the book of Exodus is riddled with errors and inconsistencies. I've subjected the biblical text to a real grilling in this book, and I can only stand back in amazement at its accuracy and consistency, down to points of tiny detail . . . The Exodus story revealed in this book is truly astonishing, amazing and inspirational.">

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I like math. I like science. And I like the Bible. So this book is just perfect for me; it’s by a serious scientist from Cambridge University, England, and it’s about a really serious study of a ... Read full review

The miracles of Exodus: a scientist's discovery of the extraordinary natural causes of the biblical stories

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Humphreys (material science, Cambridge Univ.) has produced a fascinating, highly readable series of scientific explanations for the miracles described in the stories of ancient Israel's exodus and ... Read full review

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Colin Humphreys is Professor of Materials Science of Cambridge University.

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