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    DescriptionOf all the volcanic eruptions that shook the earth, two of the volcano on the Aegean island Thera, modern Santorini, are more important to the modern world than any other. Not only did they lead to the formation of the people known as the Israelites, but indirectly also gave birth to the god of Judaism, Islam and Christianity. The biblical "Exodus" of the Israelites from Egypt is closely linked to these two eruptions, the second which occurred ca. 1450-1410 BCE during the reign of Amenhotep III, Egypt's golden pharaoh. The fallout of the eruption caused a deadly plague to break out in Egypt and to appease the perceived anger of the gods, Amenhotep ordered all firstborn in Egypt to be sacrificed in fires. His firstborn son, Crown Prince Tuthmosis, was first in line to be sacrificed, but was saved from the fire in the nick of time, an event recorded as the 'burning bush' episode in the Bible. Prince Tuthmosis became the biblical Moses and the events of that followed are now finally revealed.

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    Thera and the Exodus
    The Exodus Explained in Terms of Natural Phenomena and the Human Response to it
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Riaan Booysen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 470
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 526 g
    ISBN 13: 9781780994499
    ISBN 10: 1780994494

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    BISAC V2.8: REL006210
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HR
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: BS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25400
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    Abridged Dewey: 221
    DC23: 909.04924
    Edition statement
    John Hunt Publishing
    Imprint name
    O Books
    Publication date
    22 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New Alresford
    Author Information
    Riaan Booysen is a practising engineer with a PhD in Electronics Engineering and several academic publications to his credit. He has a keen interest in ancient history and has over the past 12 years devoted much of his spare time to develop new theories about the origins of the accounts of Atlantis, the Exodus and Christianity. He launched his own website to test some of these theories in 2008, which when searched for can now be found on Google's first page. His insight into intellectual challenges is outstanding and his analytical skills unique in many respects. He lives in South Africa.