YHWH Exists (vol. 1) is the result of 15 years of research that matches the Old Testament text with scientific and archeological findings to prove events described in Bible and create a definitive timeline.
YHWH Exists (vol. 1) is the result of 15 years of investigative research into the historicity and validity of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). Framed in the conversational context of placing Israel's God on trial, the investigation confronts written and archaeological evidence to see if "God" will be convicted as an unrighteous God or if he will be exonerated. The author's contextual approach to such issues as the Exodus, the Conquest of Canaan, and the ancient nation of Israel provide a clear-cut approach that is supported by vast archaeological and written evidence. Jodell tackles many difficult topics that have become issues for atheists and believers alike. The evidence assembled in this ground-breaking work is voluminous and diverse: the citations of Scripture and ancient texts permit the reader to follow the author in her role as investigator and historian who, across the expanse of time, attempts to understand if the Hebrew Scriptures embrace a coherent doctrine and if Israel's God can yet be vindicated.
This is a substantial book, a serious and formidable work, by a non-specialist who devoted over a decade to sorting through the academic and scholarly discussions and controversies dealing with the historical and archaeological evidence related to the texts of the Hebrew Bible. Is there evidence for the biblical Exodus? What are we to make of the various chronologies of the ancient world compared and contrasted with those in the Hebrew Bible and Greek Septuagint? Is the Torah a unified whole or a composite product stemming from many sources? How might the laws of the Torah be interpreted and do they have any relevance in our modern world? What about the various covenants found therein? How do the prophetic portions of the Torah and the Hebrew Bible as a whole fit in with the legislative foundation and the unfolding history of the people of Israel? The book is beautifully produced and professionally laid out, abundantly illustrated, with 300 pages of charts, notes, bibliography, and index.
YHWH Exists is a very profound study, which covers an incredible range of topics related to the Biblical History of ancient Israel. I recommend especially the part dealing with the chronology of Biblical Israel and particularly so that of the time of the Sojourn and the Exodus. One may disagree about a small number of years here and there, but Jodell Onstott has presented a vast amount of data, which undoubtedly show that the late date currently held by most scholars is truly untenable. This is also supported by a fair amount of archaeological evidence. To cut things short: this is a great and recommendable study!
Jodell Onstott has produced a monumental work. It is a game changer. No one can now say there is no synchronicity between the Biblical Exodus and the archaeological evidence. This is historical sleuthing at its best.