New Berman Essay Challenges ‘Double-Standard’ in Evaluating Historical Worth of the Biblical Exodus Story

Herzl Institute Senior Fellow Joshua Berman published a pioneering essay in Mosaic magazine on the question of whether it makes sense to say “We were slaves in Egypt” on Passover. Berman, who is author of Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought, challenges the “double-standard” employed by many academic Bible scholars regarding biblical texts, and offers fresh evidence in support of the idea that there really were Israelites in Egypt around the time of Pharaoh Ramesses II.

Read “Was There an Exodus?”