Reply To: Lecture 1: Agriculture and Civilization

Jason Jewell

Most modern scholars’ dating of the beginning of Egypt has nothing to do with the Hebrew text. They try to date from when they think certain astronomical events occurred that the Egyptians recorded. Everyone agrees that there was a society of some kind in Egypt before 3000 B.C. The question is when does it qualify as a civilization, and that is normally dated from the union of Lower and Upper Egypt by Menes.