from: Israel Finkelstein / Neil
A. Silberman: The Bible unearthed. Archeology's New
Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred
Texts; The Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster,
Inc., 2001; German edition has got the title "No trombones
before Jericho" (orig. German: "Keine Posaunen vor
Jericho"): edition C.H.Beck oHG, Munich 2002;
Here in this analysis is used the German version "Keine
Posaunen vor Jericho" of DTV, Munich 2004, second edition
of 2005. All page indications refer to the German version.
I hope the page numbers are not very different.
is said having proclaimed the laws
-- only in the Eastbank in the plain of
Moab Moses is said having proclaimed the precise text of the
laws which have to be followed when Canaan should be
occupied well (p.65)
-- 5th Moses book (Deuteronomy) indicates
that Moses is said having written on Mount Nebo the 5 Moses
books with it's own hand shortly before his death (p.22).
The alleged warning of Moses that all
laws have to be fulfilled precisely
God is said having stood before the Jews
when they were at the frontier entering Canaan, and God is
said having ordered an ethnic cleansing in Canaan destroying
all traces of idolatry destroying all Canaanites (p.87).
Before his death Moses is said having
stressed who important would be to fulfill all laws of god
for a successful occupation of the promised land (p.87)
respectively the new "Book of Law" claims that the new
"laws" should be fulfilled in all their details so the sins
of generations before will be overcome and the whole land
will be Jewish (p.110).
Moses is said having stated that the Jews
will perform the occupation of the land and will keep the
-- when the law of the alliance will be
-- when there will not be marriages with
the neighbors [this law goes against any anti racism law]
-- when every involvement into heathen
style of life of Canaan will be omitted (p.112).
a big contradiction with this law
It's not comprehensible why God will
"promise" land to a group of humans which has to be occupied
first by wars and religious mass murder. Add to this this
region is a transit country for the big Empires and will be
occupied again and again by new powers. In any other region
will be more peace than there].
The alleged appointment of the new war
Before his death Moses is said having
appointed Joshua - his adjutant for many years - as the war
leader for the alleged occupation of the land (p.87). Joshua
is the sun of Nun. Joshua is said having been the new war
leader for the occupation and ethnic cleansing action
The alleged death of Moses
|| OT claims:
-- Moses shall die as the last member of the group
which had the experience in Egypt (p.87)
-- Moses himself is said having died on Mount Nebo
Moses is said having prescribed his own death. This
is really not possible...
with Mount Nebo with the towns Dibon and Jericho.
In the period of Moses Jericho has no population.
of Moses exodus is a fake in combination with the
political situation of 720 B .C. appr.
All proofs and evidence indicate that the
exodus of Moses was written in the second half of 7th
century B.C. and in the first half of 6th century B.C.,
because many places refer to the political landscape of the
7th century B.C. (p.82). But during the alleged exodus these
places had no population and played no political role
So, the exodus from Egypt is a composition
of different periods of times (p.78):
-- not one single Egypt ruler of the time
of the claimed exodus is mentioned with it's name in OT, but
later the rulers are always mentioned with their names
-- the only real reason for a migration in
the desert migrating on Sinai peninsula would be the fright
of the of the coastal road by the Israeli masses of 600,000
migrants, but the Egypt fortress system is never mentioned
in the Moses books, and at the same time the supervision of
the coastal road is very strong during 7th century B.C. as
it was during the alleged exodus from Egypt (p.79).
[The evidence of the Egypt chain of
fortresses is missing in the Bible
The fact that the Egypt fortress
system on the coastal road is missing, this is a main
evidence that the whole exodus of Moses is an invention. Or
the fortresses had been empty for 40 years during the
exodus, but archeology would have made out this jump in the
cultural development comparing articles of daily use, and
empty fortresses would not make any sense].
of kingdom of Moab and kingdom of Ammon also is wrong -
the war since 1948
The invention of kingdoms having blocked
the masses of population under Moses also is wrong because
these kingdoms Moab and Ammon did not exist in these times
according to the archaeological excavations. So, Old
Testament is a systematic calumniation having a
propagandistic war reason for a later time. It can even be
admitted that the wars between racist Zionist Israel and its
neighbors since 1948 always get new mental stipulation by
Donald Redford: Exodus under leadership
of Moses is a legend in combination with the geographical
conditions of 7th century B.C.
Archaeologist and egyptologist
Donald Redford comes to the conclusion that all geographic
conditions of the exodus are implanted from 7th century B.C.
So, all events with the faked exodus can be explained
-- the location of Pithom in the eastern
part of Nile Delta was constructed as a town at the end of
the 7th century B.C. and before hardly is any population
-- the designation of Migdol is a general
denomination for fortresses in the New Reich, but as a
geographic name in the eastern Nile Delta Migdol is only
important in the 7th century B.C., mentioned in Jeremiah
44,1 and 46,14
-- Gosen as a location for Jews coming
from Canaan arriving in Egypt (Genesis 45,10) is not an
Egypt name, but is a Semite name of Arab Kedarite kings, and
only since 6th century B.C. Arab population is coming to the
delta taking over the power there in 5th century B.C.
A short summary is like this:
Jewish immigration to Egypt and also the
exodus under the leadership of Moses seem to be a free
composition of histories and legends. But casually all
mentioned places and states correspond with the map of 7th
century B.C. (p.82).
Finkelstein / Silberman are joining this
thesis because "Torah and history presented in Deuteronomy
in fact has got characteristics having been written in the
7th century B.C." (p.34)
Identity of Israelites (Jews) is formed in
the mountain villages of Canaan and in the desert of Jordan
of today, and in Egypt the Jews hardly had something to do.
Slavery in Egypt is a lie and can be
dropped. The construction of a town Ramses with slavery is a
lie and can be dropped. And also heroism of a child of Moses
found in a little basket in Nile river, and the great
migration 40 years in the desert under leadership of Moses
are a lie and can be dropped, and also the laws of Moses are
a lie and can be dropped. All this is an invention of
Orthodox priests who abused their competence being able to
read and to write - to the contrary the masses of the
populations in these times were illiterates yet. And by this
all reasons of hatred against Egypt fall away for all Jews -
oh, this is bad for war mongers racist Zionists. There is no
propaganda against Egypt any more!!!].