Joseph and The Exodus :60 second PROMO Egypt 2_7 Was Akhenaten a Prophet? 5 months ago   01:14

Joseph and the Exodus is a 52 minute lecture delivered by the late Dr. David Neiman in Los Angeles in 2000.

Dr. Neiman's insightful recitation and explanation of the Biblical account is illustrated with paintings and photographs.

Dr. David Neiman explores the historicity of the Biblical accounts of of Joseph and the Exodus from Egypt.

Joseph rises to the position of “Tzafnat Pa’aneakh” after successfully helping the Pharaoh of Egypt with his economic plans. Under Joseph’s guidance all land became the property of Pharaoh. This remained the case in Egypt until the Roman conquest.

A new Pharaoh comes to power who does not favor the Israelites. They are enslaved and forced to build the storage cities of Pithom and Ramses. These cities were arsenals for the armies of Egypt. Under Seti I and Ramses the II, Egypt was on the war path.

Ramses II was defeated at the battle of Kadesh by the Hittities. The loss of the greatest bronze age army in history weakened Egypt and that vulnerability created the conditions in which the Exodus from Egypt could occur.

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Egypt 2_7 Was Akhenaten a Prophet? Joseph and The Exodus :60 second PROMO 5 months ago   05:45

Share Pharaoh Akhenaten is often credited with being the first monotheist. But according to Dr. David Neiman, his actions were motivated not by religious conviction, but by political necessity.

About Dr. Neiman:

Dr. David Neiman (1921-2004) was an internationally renowned scholar, speaker, and writer who inspired many people. His life's work concerned the intricate relations between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism throughout history and in modern times. Dr. Neiman made history come alive through his dramatic presentations and unique interpretations. In light of our current world situation, Dr. Neiman's work is not only extremely relevant but also remarkably prescient. More than anything, Dr. Neiman was a keen observer of the human condition. His words convey our shared history with clarity, humor, and humanity.

Dr. Neiman was the first Jewish scholar appointed to teach Religion at Boston College, one of America's leading Catholic Universities. He served as Professor in the Department of Theology for a quarter of a century. While there he was also invited to teach at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. After retiring from Boston College, Dr.Neiman moved to Los Angeles, where he taught at Loyola Marymount University, St. John' s Seminary in Camarillo and the University of Judaism in Bel Air.