Event Book Signing
Dr. Hoffmeier is a prolific Biblical studies author. He will personally sign books for you or a friend at the event on January 30. A signed book would make a wonderful gift for a friend or family member. The three books that will be available at the event are below. You may purchase the books at the event using cash, check, or credit card and Dr. Hoffmeier will personally sign your copy for you. Because of our special event we are able to offer lower pricing on all three book titles that you will not find available anywhere else. Individual prices are listed below or you may buy all three books for only $50. Enjoy!
The Prophets of Israel
Special Price: $30 – Only available for this price at our January 30 event.
Seeing the biblical prophets in context makes all the difference in understanding their messages.
In The Prophets of Israel, Old Testament scholar and longtime field archaeologist James K. Hoffmeier explores the biblical prophets through their ancient settings. Readers gain a more accurate and comprehensive understanding through many practical components:
• Full-color photos and images of historical and cultural importance
• Focus on the geopolitical contexts of the prophets
• Clear explanations of the prophets’ provoking messages
• Discussion questions for Bible students or instructor use
These features and photos vividly illustrate the biblical narratives and the prophets’ concerns, helping readers better comprehend each text’s message and make informed theological applications.
The biblical prophetic tradition extends far before and far after the Major and Minor Prophets. Yet all biblical prophets–including recognizable figures like Moses and Elijah, lesser-known prophets like Huldah and Micaiah, and the New Testament prophets–ministered in distinctive cultural and historical circumstances. Hoffmeier draws on his extensive knowledge of ancient Near Eastern culture, geography, political realities, and the Old Testament message to locate the prophets in their worlds. This approach illuminates prophetic messages and ministries with a theological clarity that basic history and literary interpretation cannot achieve.
Five Views on The Exodus
Special Price: $15 – Only available for this price at our January 30 event.
Gain a thorough understanding of the competing views on the historicity, chronology, and theological implications of the exodus.
The biblical account of the Israelite exodus from Egypt is one of the most enduring narratives ever told and is a foundational event for several world religions. It resonates across cultures with its timeless themes of redemption and deliverance. It is also the only explanation the Bible gives for Israel’s origin.
Despite its unique legacy, many scholars regard the exodus as fictitious or a cultural memory that may not be a historical event. Even among those who believe the exodus happened, there is no consensus regarding its date.
Five Views on the Exodus brings together experts in the fields of biblical studies, Egyptology, and archaeology to discuss and debate the most vexing questions about the exodus. Each offers their own view and constructive responses to other leading views:
- Early Date: The Exodus Took Place in the Fifteenth Century BC (Scott Stripling)
- Late Date: A Historical Exodus in the Thirteenth Century BC (James K. Hoffmeier)
- A Hyksos Levite Led Exodus in the Time of Ramesses II (Peter Feinman)
- Alternative Late Date: The Exodus Took Place in the Twelfth Century BC (Gary A. Rendsburg)
- The Exodus as Cultural Memory: A Transformation of Historical Events (Ronald Hendel)
The Counterpoints series presents a comparison and critique of scholarly views on topics important to Christians that are both fair-minded and respectful of the biblical text. Each volume is a one-stop reference that allows readers to evaluate the different positions on a specific issue and form their own, educated opinion.
Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither?
Special Price: $12 – Only available for this price at our January 30 event.
The nature of the Genesis narrative has sparked much debate among Christians. This book introduces three predominant interpretive genres and their implications for biblical understanding.
Each contributor identifies their position on the genre or genres of Genesis, chapters 1-11, addresses why their interpretation is respectful of and appropriate to the text, and contributes examples of its application to a variety of passages.
The positions include:
- Theological History (Genesis can be taken seriously as both history and theology) – defended by James K. Hoffmeier.
- Proto-History (the early Genesis narratives consist of a variety of literary genres; which, nonetheless, do not obscure the book’s theological teaching) – defended by Gordon J. Wenham.
- Ancient Historiography (an understanding of Genesis that seeks to reconcile the limitations of its human authors with the nature of it being the Word of God) defended by Kenton L. Sparks.
General editor and Old Testament scholar Charles Halton explains the importance of genre and provides historical insight in the introduction and helpful summaries of each position in the conclusion.
In the reader-friendly Counterpoints format, this book helps readers to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed conclusions in this much-debated topic.
Due to the popularity of “Israel: In and Out of Egypt”, this event has Sold Out. If you have already RSVP’d we look forward to seeing you there. If you missed this event there will be more fun opportunities in the future! Stay tuned!
If you are not able to attend the event, but would like to purchase one of his signed books please contact Pastor Matt.
Israel: In and Out of Egypt, with Dr. James K. Hoffmeier
Dr. Hoffmeier (photographed left) is professor of Old Testament and ancient near eastern history and archaeology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Hoffmeier will lecture on recent archaeological discoveries and the Exodus from Egypt. He is one of the world’s top Egyptologists and Old Testament scholars. He was born in Egypt and lived there until age 16, and he now returns often for research, excavation and teaching opportunities. He has been a refugee from war and an alien in two different countries, making him sensitive to immigration issues.
From 1975 to 1977, Hoffmeier worked with the Akhenaten Temple Project in Luxor. He served as professor of archaeology and Old Testament at Wheaton College for 20 years and was chair of Wheaton’s Department of Biblical, Theological, Religious and Archaeological Studies. From 1996 to 1999, he also was director of the Wheaton Archaeology Program. He directed excavations at Tell el-Borg, Sinai, from 1998-2008.
Hoffmeier has authored, co-authored or edited 16 volumes on assorted biblical and archaeological topics, including Israel in Egypt? The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition (Oxford University Press, 1999); Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Traditions (Oxford University Press, 2011); The Archaeology of the Bible (Lion Hudson, 2008); Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism (Oxford University Press, 2015); The Immigration Crisis: Immigrants, Aliens and the Bible (Crossway, 2009).
Additionally, Hoffmeier is the director of the North Sinai Archaeological Project that is devoted to researching and studying Egypt’s frontier during the New Kingdom period. He also has appeared in a number of TV programs on Egypt and the Bible for the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel, the History Channel and National Geographic.
This event is open to the public.
January 30, 2022
The whole event takes place in “The Gathering Place” building at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church located at 6300 E. Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.
Fellowship Time with drinks and Hors-d’oeuvres
Lecture 1: “Israel In Egypt” by Dr. Hoffmeier
Dinner, Included with Registration
Lecture 2: “Israel Out Of Egypt” by Dr. Hoffmeier
Due to high demand, this event is now sold out. If you have already RSVP’d we look forward to seeing you. If you missed this event there will be more fun opportunities in the future!
“At a time when many scholars have questioned the historicity of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt, Professor Hoffmeier has provided evidence to support the Biblical account of the Hebrew people residing in Egypt and the events surrounding their departure,” says Dr. Mark Fairchild, professor of Biblical Studies at Huntington University. “Hoffmeier has published extensively on these topics and is widely recognized for his accomplishments.”