Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Professional, peer-reviewed papers about Ancient Egypt from the perspective of biblical chronology and the founding of nations after Babel.

Blessed Be Assyria

Blessed Be Assyria

Gregory D. Cook • Dec. 14, 2016

Judgment in Nahum follows the pattern of Babel. God would come down, incapacitate a rebellion, and scatter rebels. This contradicts a widely-held belief.

Worldview Bias and the Origin of Hebrew Worship

Worldview Bias and the Origin of Hebrew Worship

Scott Aniol • July 15, 2015

Secularists claim that similarities between Israel’s worship and that of other nations in the OT prove Israel’s worship was rooted in its neighbors religion.

An Analysis of the Dodwell Hypothesis

An Analysis of the Dodwell Hypothesis

Dr. Danny R. Faulkner • May 15, 2013

Danny R. Faulkner, AiG–U.S., examines the Dodwell hypothesis, that the earth underwent a catastrophic impact in 2345 BC that altered its axial tilt and then gradually recovered by about 1850.

Ancient Egyptian Chronology and the Book of Genesis

Ancient Egyptian Chronology and the Book of Genesis

Matt McClellan • Aug. 24, 2011

This paper will look at the different possibilities that can be constructed concerning how long each dynasty lasted and how they relate to the biblical dates of the Flood, Tower, and Patriarchs.

Ancient Egypt on Answers Research Journal

The origin of Egyptian civilization and the long sequence of its iconic rulers–the pharaohs–has both fascinated and challenged biblical scholars. The Bible names a grandson of Noah as the patriarch of the Egyptian people (Genesis 10:6, 13; 50:11). In contrast, conventional scholarship calculates the beginning of Egypt’s kingdom to c. 3000 BC, following a lengthy period of early settlement in the Nile valley. This traditional version of Egyptian history far exceeds the biblical date for the Genesis Flood and the repopulation of the earth by Noah’s descendants after Babel.

The focus of these papers in Answers Research Journal (ARJ) is to align Egyptian chronology with Old Testament history. These professional, peer-reviewed papers challenge reconstructions of Egypt’s history that extend beyond the human dispersion from Babel. They present alternate models that fit within the biblical framework and critique or revise models that fail to align with either the Bible’s narrative or extrabiblical evidence from the ancient world. Our journal considers the sequence of Egyptian history through the disciplines of biblical scholarship, geology, archaeology, Egyptology, and more.

The kingdom of Egypt features repeatedly in the Bible’s account, beginning with Abraham’s visit there, recorded in Genesis 12:10. Key events in biblical history, like Joseph’s seven-year famine (Genesis 41–47), the Exodus under Moses (Exodus 1–14), and the plundering of Solomon’s Temple by Pharaoh Shishak (1 Kings 14:25-26; 2 Chronicles 12:1–9), are all points where the biblical narrative interweaves with Egyptian history. Discussions about these and other synchronisms are vital for correctly aligning the sequence of Egypt’s pharaohs and for establishing a plausible reconstruction of Egyptian history consistent with a post-Babel origin.


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