2018-2019 Grant in Aid of Research

Archaeology of the Sanctuary

Scott Baker, Jr.

This research attempts to identify and quantify Egyptian cultural influence through archaeological research in comparison to the quantifiable data available in the Old Testament descriptions of the construction of the tent-sanctuary at Sinai. This effort hopes that the identification will allow modern researchers of the tent-sanctuary the ability to see the construction through the eyes of those who had just left Egypt. It is necessary to move this study from the realm of observation to quantifiable statistics to avoid, as much as is possible, observational bias.