Rameses the Great did not have a showdown w/ Moses, this pharaoh appears later in history.

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    Apr 24, 2020 9:33 PM GMT
    Historical Accuracy of the Bible Investigator: Rameses the Great did not have a showdown w/ Moses, this pharaoh appears later in history.

    Dr. Ehrman,

    Charles Krahmalkov in a Sep/Oct 1994 Biblical Archaeology Review article, “Exodus Itinerary Confirmed by Egyptian Evidence,” states Ramesses II / the Great had a topographical list at Karnak which mentions Jabin, the king who went to war with the military leader Deborah, after the death of Joshua. This supports the claim Ramesses the Great was associated not with the Generally Accepted Date (GAD) of pi-Ramesses slaves led away by Moses in Exodus. Ramesses the Great is not the pharaoh of oppression. Ramesses is evidentially linked to the book of Judges, Chapters 4 and 5.

    In the topographical list of Ramesses II at Karnak that we have already mentioned, a route through the Jezreel Valley is described as follows: Qerumin-Qishon of Jabin (Ybn)-Shimshon-Hadasht.

    Do you agree with Krahmalkov that the list of Ramesses II refers to Jabin whose army general Sisera was defeated by Deborah and as a result Ramesses II must be linked with his list to the time of Judges and cannot be the pharaoh of the Exodus?

    Steefen
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    Apr 26, 2020 8:54 PM GMT
    Prof. Bart Ehrman, author
    No. I can’t imagine any bona fide Hebrew Bible scholar does. If you hear of one, though, let me know.

    Steefen, author
    A world leader publishes a topographical list including contemporary municipalities and their leaders.
    This dates him, rather than incorrectly dating him generations earlier.

    Bona fide Hebrew Bible scholars and archaeologists know the difference between tradition and accurate history and will publicly make statements that side with evidence, objectivity and reason over political consensus with tradition.

    I, personally, will not insult the intelligence or reputation of bona fide Hebrew Bible scholars and archaeologists, or even undergraduate students, but if the Biblical Archaeology Society publishes an article to the contrary, it will be read with interest.