You may not believe the arguments, but I certainly have presented evidence Israelites were in Egypt. To recap…
One is the four-room house that have been excavated in several locations throughout Egypt.
otseng wrote: ↑Sat Feb 26, 2022 2:29 pm Another interesting find in Tell El-Dab’a is the four-room house. The four-room house is also known as an “Israelite house”.
“A four-room house, also known as an “Israelite house” or a “pillared house” is the name given to the mud and stone houses characteristic of the Iron Age of Levant.”
I’ve also presented evidence of the palace at Avaris.
otseng wrote: ↑Thu Mar 03, 2022 8:37 pm Evidence linking Joseph and Israel with the Hyksos…
There is a palace in Avaris (Tell El-Dab’a) that has 12 pillars at the entrance and 12 primary tombs at the back. And one of the tombs was in the shape of a pyramid with a statue of a Semitic ruler wearing a multi-colored coat. The remains are missing from the tomb.
https://patternsofevidence.com/2018/09/ … rom-egypt/
Another evidence is the seal with the alignment with the blessings of Jacob.
otseng wrote: ↑Fri Mar 04, 2022 11:05 pm According to author, Michael Bar-Ron, the reason it is supportive of the 12 tribes of Israel is the Biblical references the seal has. It also reflect the birth order of the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin.
Another evidence is the statue in the Avaris palace, the origin of the name “Avaris”, no bones found in the tombs at the Avaris palace, and severed hands found buried near the palace.
Hebraic slaves names from the Brooklen Papyrus.
Though most scholars reject the Exodus account, surprisingly, they do not totally reject the idea that Israelites had a connection with Egypt.
According to Avraham Faust “most scholars agree that the narrative has a historical core, and that some of the highland settlers came, one way or another, from Egypt.”
One “evidence” of Israelites is the absence of pig bones.
Almost the sole marker distinguishing the “Israelite” villages from Canaanite sites is an absence of pig bones
In Avaris, no pig bones have yet been found.
“No pig bones were found, possibly indicating that the Canaanite settlers already had some sort of taboo concerning the consumption of pig meat, at least as a temple ofering.”
https://www.academia.edu/10071070/Avari … the_Hyksos
Some more on burials of donkeys. A potential reason is symbolism of being in a chariot.
Males were buried “with bronze weaponry in constructed tombs without scarabs or other protective amulets,” and “[t]he most elite had equids of some sort (potentially donkeys) buried outside the tombs, often in pairs as though ready to pull a chariot.”
Donkeys could also have been used to seal treaties.
“One should recall that within the Mari correspondence the expression ‘to butcher a donkey’ was synonymous for making a treaty.”
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/dai … he-hyksos/