Leading scientist defends the Exodus account but puts Sinai in Saudi Arabia

Associated Press, Apr. 12, 2003
By Richard N. Ostling / AP Religion Writer

A British scientist is making two claims about Jewish history this Passover season that could surely spark discussion over the Seder meal.

Colin J. Humphreys of Cambridge University Book of Exodus is far out of fashion among Conservative and Reform Jews, though it may be welcomed by Orthodox Jews and conservative Christians.

He details his ideas in a readable new book, “