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The Exodus According to G: A Unique View of the Biblical Story


Introduction
In 68 BC, Thera exploded! It was a large volcanic island in the Aegean Sea, a northern
extension of the eastern Mediterranean. Only a thin shell of the island was left, which today is
called Santorini.
An important island trading civilization, that some have identified as ancient Atlantis,
disappeared along with most of the land that had long been called home by a people who have
largely disappeared. A distinct culture was snuffed out in that instant.
Most, if not all, of the civilizations that bordered the eastern half of the Mediterranean were
disrupted. Some disappeared. Others fell into a rapid decline, sometime either at the beginning
or just before the Mycenaean era of Greek history.
In 580 BC, Jericho was destroyed. According to the carbon-dating method of discovering the
age of archaeological artifacts, a fiery conflagration coupled with probable seismic activity were
the agents. This event occurred forty-eight years after the island of Thera disappeared.
Within the Egyptian “Kings” chronology, upon which most if not all ancient history dating has
been based, an anomaly, claimed by some, has been discovered. This accidental misreading
of the order of succession of the Pharaohs has moved the dating of most events, reliant on this
system, ahead in time by approximately four hundred years.
A new reading of history afforded by a correction of this anomaly would make the explosion of
Thera and the Exodus, as described in the Hebrew Torah and the Christian Old Testament,
relatively concurrent events.
The close proximity of these occurrences is the basis upon which a new telling of an old story
becomes possible.
Foreword
This story is told largely from the point of view of a Hebrew named Moshe who struggles within
a system, headed by the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, under conditions that amount to
slavery.
Our story opens at the Project, a mud brick-making facility in support of the construction of
additional grain-storage capacity located in the vicinity of Pharaoh’s cities of Pi-Ramses and
Pithom.
The story also includes the following characters:
Pharan—an Egyptian overseer of Hebrew labor conscripts. He numbers Moshe among his
charges.
Sari—Moshe’s beautiful, newly claimed wife.
Yigal—Moshe’s cousin who helps in the making of mud bricks at the Project.
Benjamin, Azareel, Naaman, and Rimmon—the crew of fellow workers who aid Moshe in his
endeavors.
A commander of the Fourth Army of Egypt—located in the upper-Nile region, who has been
ordered to report to Pharaoh in his delta capital, Tanis immediately.
Myserrah—a captain in that army, who poses a continuing, threat to Moshe’s life and welfare.
Youssaf—a haughty king’s courier who guards a closely held secret.
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