1627 Clyde Billington – Israelite Psalms Found in Egypt
Some of the Biblical Archaeology stories we report in ARTIFAX magazine come from Egypt, such as the item in our latest issue: Three Ancient Israelite Psalms Found in Egypt. Professor Billington discusses the significance of this finding (non-biblical Psalms have also been found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, as I remember).
We also discuss the history of writing as it relates to Egypt, in the context of another Egypt digest item: First Known Semitic Abecedary in Egypt. This abedecary dates to the 15th century BC, roughly the time of Moses according to the biblical Chronology, an important connection that shows it’s not impossible to think that Moses could have written the Torah.
We also discuss the innovations of technology that help us better understand the ancient world, such as the new Virtual Reality tour of the Tomb of Nefertari, sometimes called the “Egyptian Sistine Chapel.” Nefertari was the primary queen of Ramses II, who ruled from 1279-1212BC.