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.