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David Rohl

David Rohl has written "Pharaohs and Kings: A Biblical Quest" and "Legend: The Genesis of Civilization." These are beautifully illustrated, but his theories are way off. In "Pharaohs and Kings: A Biblical Quest" he throws away traditional Egyptian chronology like Velikovshy. Rohl equates Ramses II with Shishak of the Bible. He equates the Amarna letters with the time of David. In my opinion Dr. Kitchen has clearly shown that Rohl is mistaken in a number of areas (see David Rohl's Revised Egyptian Chronology: A View From Palestine).

In "Legend: The Genesis of Civilization." Rohl has located the Garden of Eden between Lake Urmia and the Caspian Sea. His exegesis of names seems way off. Similar sounding names do not mean they are the same. The "source" of a river is what we call the "mouth" of a river today, which Rohl fails to understand. I do agree with him that Judi Dagh is more likely the resting place for Noah's Ark than on Mount Ararat. Making the Egyptians come from Mesopotamia is another failure to understand the Table of Nations in Genesis 10.

David Rohl's web site is at http://www.nunki.net/ also see NewChronology newsgroup.