An Excellent Fortress for His Armies, a Refuge for the People

Egyptological, Archaeological, and Biblical Studies in Honor of James K. Hoffmeier

Edited by Richard E. Averbeck, K. Lawson Younger Jr.

Hardback - £79.95

Publication date:

10 July 2020

Length of book:

448 pages



ISBN-13: 9781575069944

James Hoffmeier is a giant in the field of Egyptology. Among his many publications are two volumes of archaeological reports from Tell el-Borg, where he led excavations from 1999 to 2008. He is also well known for his interest in how ancient Egypt and the biblical world intersected, having edited and written several books on the subject, including the recent “Did I Not Bring Israel Out of Egypt?” Biblical, Archaeological, and Egyptological Perspectives on the Exodus Narratives, published by Eisenbrauns.

Dedicated to Hoffmeier, this volume features essays written by more than thirty of his colleagues, former students, and friends. The contributions cover the second and first millennia BCE—from the Egyptian Old Kingdom through the Persian period—as well as New Testament times. The subjects covered include archaeology, biblical studies, Egyptology, and, of course, how these fields intersect with one another.

Among the many contributors are Aaron A. Burke, Deirdre Fulton, Rick Hess, Edmund Meltzer, Alan Millard, Steven Ortiz, Donald B. Redford, Gary A. Rendsburg, and Nili Shupak. This volume will be of interest to scholars and students who, following in the footsteps of Hoffmeier, are interested in how the biblical world interacted with ancient Egypt and the ancient Near East.