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The Crossing Places: The first book in the megaselling Ruth Galloway series (The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 1)

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Elly Griffiths has many novels she has written. Her latest book, The Outcast Dead was published on January 2014. This is another Ruth Galloway series. Galloway finds even more bones that were buried in the ground under a building that used to be a prison. She finds out that she has uncovered the remains of Mother Hook. Mother Hook was a notorious murderess who would kill babies and sell their bodies to the Resurrection Men. The fourth-century c.e. Christian historian Eusebius is sometimes referenced to support a “Sinai in Midian” theory. He stated that Horeb is the “mountain of God in the Land of Madiam.” But like Apion, he stated even more specifically that “it lies … beyond Arabia in the desert,” and part of the “ outlying countryside of Madiam” (see Eusebius’s Onomasticon, entry “Choreb”)—statements that fit best with the outlying Sinai Peninsula (and thus a Gulf of Suez crossing).

In fact, 1 Kings 9:26 is some of the best evidence against a Gulf of Aqaba crossing. That’s because the wording used in the second-century b.c.e. Greek Septuagint Bible is different—the name for this Gulf of Aqaba body does have a distinction from the name used in all 22 biblical references to the sea that the Israelites crossed! The Septuagint calls this Gulf of Aqaba sea in 1 Kings 9:26 Eschates Thalasses. The body of water in which the Israelites crossed, however (including the name of the sea in which the locusts were drowned!), is always referred to in the Septuagint (as well as in the New Testament) by the name Erythran Thalassan.

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The Bible states that it took roughly two months to reach the territory of Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:1, Numbers 33:3). 400 kilometers in a handful of days—80 kilometers in two months? The math just does not add up.

Any issues with the book list you are seeing? Or is there an author or series we don’t have? Let me know! The author gets her inspiration for her books from her husband, who gave up banking in the city to retrain as an archaeologist and enjoys digging up bones and discovering their history. Elly Griffiths is interested in history, archaeology, myths, and legends. Crossley-Holland was awarded the 1985 Carnegie Medal and 2007 "Anniversary Top Ten" recognition from British librarians for Storm ( Heinemann, 1984). [3] [4]


Crossley-Holland's writing career began when he became a poetry, fiction, and children's book editor for Macmillan. He was later editorial director for Victor Gollancz. He is known for poetry, novels, story collections, and translations, including three editions of the Anglo-Saxon classic Beowulf in 1968 [7] 1973, [8] and 1999. [9] Grendel reaches Heorot: Beowulf 710–714 Old English verse Please note: All pictures are indicative only – all rooms and layouts vary slightly. Take a look at The stories in each book are standalone, however, the interaction between the main characters (namely Ruth and Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson) are not. They have a rather complicated relationship which we get to entangle thread by thread through each of the novels. There’s nothing dr. Ruth Galloway hates more than amateur archaeologists, and they pop in the novels every now and then, not to mention there is a dead body every time.

Also, there is the point that traditional Christianity has “done away with” the observance of the Days of Unleavened Bread. As such, the significance of the important festival has been lost, together with the symbolic connection of the seventh-day Red Sea crossing. (This, despite the fact that the New Testament commands the observance of this feast—e.g. 1 Corinthians 5:6-8, Acts 20:6.) As such, certain theories have allowed for a far longer journey to the Red Sea (also assuming that Josephus was in error with his timeline).The transatlantic slave trade is the name given to the forced enslavement and movement of people from Africa to the Americas . Approximately 12-15 million people were forcibly transported from their homelands in Africa to European colonies and plantations between 1500 and 1870. Some historians suggest the number of people transported may have been higher.

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