Was King Tut the Pharaoh of the Exodus?

King Tut!

Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament

King Tut

Image: PharaohTutankhamun (King Tut)

The historical understanding of Israel as a nation and its identity as a people chosen and set apart by God is based on the events that occurred at the time of its Exodus from Egypt and the covenant God established with the people at Sinai. Israel’s national theology was developed out of their experience with God in Egypt and in the wilderness.

Although the Exodus from Egypt is the crucial event that gives meaning to the history of Israel, the only account of the mighty acts of God in delivering Israel from their oppression in Egypt is found in the book of Exodus. Outside the Bible, there is no specific reference to the Exodus in any other historical record.

The Bible says that the people of Israel were slaves in the land of Egypt. During the many years the Hebrews were in Egypt, they built…

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