Ronald Geobey received his PhD from the Dept. of Near and Middle Eastern Studies in Trinity College, Dublin, in 2015. Adapted from his dissertation, From Egypt to Babylon: Reimagining Exodus in the Creation of Biblical Israel was published in November 2018. It  deals with the evolution of the story which became Exodus, arguing that as the people maintaining the identity 'Israel' faced threats to said identity, their ancient tale of leaving Egypt was adapted to the circumstances and evolved accordingly. Click on the Cover image below and choose the epub option. Articles published in the Journal of Biblical Literature and the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (links in images) will introduce you to this work. Other articles (two on the Joseph story) can be found in posts on the Reluctant Atheist blog.

Combining his passion for Biblical History with a need to tell stories, he is working on a novel set in ancient Jerusalem and looking for an agent to represent him with it. The link will take you to an article discussing the relationship between ancient texts and contemporary behaviour. Find Ronald on Twitter or e-mail him at if you would like to discuss any of the aforementioned work (or anything on this website).

Relevance of Ancient Texts in Modern Society

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