From the publishers dust jacket
Bold! Courageous! Potentially a paradigm shift in biblical scholarship. Professor Edgar A. Gregersen, professor of anthropology, Queens College and Graduate Center, City University of New York
Sure to cause controversy in both academic and religious circles, The Moses Mystery examines the troubling question of why ancient Israel has no archaeological or documentary presence prior to and just after the Exodus from Egypt and challenges the conventional wisdom on the origins of the pre-Exodus bible stories. Marshaling an astounding amount of research in the fields of biblical archaeology and Egyptian history, literature, and mythology, Greenberg shows that the first Israelites were native Egyptians and that the history of Israel before the Exodus is based almost entirely on Egyptian mythology.
The Moses Mystery is a fascinating interpretation of one of the worlds most essential texts, challenging the Judeo-Christian and Islamic worlds most basic beliefs. Even readers who remain unconvinced by Greenbergs argument will be impressed by his scholarship and erudition.
A Book That Will Challenge Basic Assumptions About the Bible
The Moses Mystery Contends:
Greenberg offers some engaging new insights into the ageold problem of the Moses story. This volume should be of interest to all those curious about the intimate links between ancient Egypt and Israel. Robert Stieglitz, associate professor, Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations, Rutgers University