ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE EXODUS
Dr. James Hoffmeier,The Exodus in Light of Recent Archeological and Geological Work in the Northern Sinai
James K. Hoffmeier, PhD
Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History and Archaeology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Dr. Hoffmeier, who was born in Egypt and lived there until age sixteen, returns often for research and excavation. In 1975-77 he worked with the Akhenaten Temple Project in Luxor. He served from 1980 to 1999 as Professor of Archaeology and Old Testament at Wheaton College, and was chairman of Wheaton’s Department of Biblical, Theological, Religious and Archaeological Studies from 1992 to 1998. From 1996 to 1999 he was also director of the Wheaton Archaeology Program. He has appeared in and consulted for TV programs for Discovery, History and Learning Channels, and National Geographic. Dr. Hoffmeier’s present work in the threatened areas of northern Sinai (North Sinai Archaeological Project) grew out of an appeal by the Egyptian Antiquities Organization. He is involved in theological education internationally and has been active locally as a church planter, elder, teacher and preacher.
BA, Wheaton College
MA, PhD, University of Toronto
Publications of Note:
He has published in venues such as the Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, and in standard reference works such as Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Anchor Bible Dictionary, and the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis. He has published Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2005) and The Archaeology of the Bible (Oxford: Lion, 2008).