30 March 2015

Did An Egyptian Describe the Exodus?

11 Nisan 5775


THE TEN PLAGUES - LIVE FROM EGYPT
by Rabbi Mordechai Becher

In the early 19th Century a papyrus, dating from the end of the Middle Kingdom, was found in Egypt. It was taken to the Leiden Museum in Holland and interpreted by A.H. Gardiner in 1909. The complete papyrus can be found in the book Admonitions of an Egyptian from a heiratic papyrus in Leiden. The papyrus describes violent upheavals in Egypt, starvation, drought, escape of slaves (with the wealth of the Egyptians), and death throughout the land. The papyrus was written by an Egyptian named Ipuwer and appears to be an eyewitness account of the effects of the Exodus plagues from the perspective of an average Egyptian.

See excerpts from the papyrus together with their parallels in the Book of Exodus HERE.