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A Test of Time The Bible - from Myth to History by David M Rohl Century Ltd London 1995 426 pp 51 color and 424 bw photos and graphic illustrations sterling1799 hardcover available at this time only in the UK ISBN 0-7126-5913-7 Where to start in discussing this piece of work David M Rohl s A Test of Time is quite unlike any other history book that I ve ever read from forward to final appendix Without question since the author says so it was produced with a popular audience in mind and employs an informal almost conversational writing style with the author s voice always in the first person addressing his reader directly with such teacherspeak statements as Now let me remind you or Let us look in a little more detail at etc And he regularly summarizes point by point the information and arguments he has been presenting which in some instances is useful and others merely cloying However at the same time the wide-ranging multi-discipline material which Rohl deals with is often complex even rather dense by its very nature and a sizable portion of it despite the author s best effort to be crystal clear surely will be lost on many non-specialist readers This leads to the bottom-line conclusion that Test was written with the ulterior motive of finally persuading the phallanx of orthodox Egyptologists in Britain who already have rejected and others elsewhere who likely will once they are aware of it the author s underlying thesis And this simply enough is that by adjusting both upward and downward rather dramatically the pivotal chronology of ancient Egypt it is possible easy even to place in real time those biblical personalities and events which most often are regarded except by the fundamentalist devout as more likely mythic than historical namely Joseph the Sojourn the Bondage Moses and the Exodus Rohl protests in Time that he
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