When it comes to a great many Christians, the depths of disingenuity run very deep.
The saga of Moses and the Exodus, which all but a minuscule number of archaeologists and scholars agree is simply a Jewish foundational myth, is kept alive primarily by the willfully ignorant, or if you prefer, blatantly dishonest posturings of biblical inerrantists and their ilk
Like this one, for example: Evangelical Fundamentalist, John Kilpatrick and his response to John Z regarding criticism about Egyptologist Kenneth Kitchen who believes in the biblical tale as written (inerrant) and yet, to date has never produced a single peer-reviewed paper about the Exodus, yet is cited by Christians as an authority on the subject.
@ John Kilpatrick
Then it dawned on me that you’d listed a tiny number of Kitchen’s published works in a reply to Kevin but even there, one of the papers — ‘THE TABERNACLE — A BRONZE AGE ARTEFACT’ — is an ‘Exodus’ paper. No need to continue: Kitchen was not afraid to publish that and your whole peer-review position disappears in a puff of smoke.
The paper in question was published in Bible and Spade which is an Evangelical Christian publication.
Their approach to archaeology can be gleaned from a quick read of their ‘About’ page: Like clause 10 in their Statement of Faith.
10. We believe the accounts found in Genesis 1-11 contain factual and real-time, chronology, historical events, places, and persons. This includes the accuracy and real historicity of the persons, ages, and events recorded in the genealogies of Genesis 5 ….
This obviously includes the Flood narrative so one can appreciate just how ridiculous this approach is.
With such beliefs that are nothing but fantasy how on earth can such people expect to be afforded any serious measure of credibility?
More to the point, how can they( such as Kitchen) be afforded any paid position in a secular university or similar teaching post where they have the opportunity to inculcate such ridiculous nonsense into learners.
Journal: Bible and Spade (Second Run)
Volume: BSPADE 08:2 (Spring 1995)
Article: The Tabernacle — A Bronze Age Artifact
Author: Kenneth A. Kitchen