As we enter the Passover season, millions of people around the world are telling the story of the Hebrews’ Exodus from slavery in Egypt and remembering a series of remarkable events that define the Jewish people and faith. As part the Seder (the celebratory Passover meal), Jews recount the Ten Plagues that ravaged Egypt and finally convinced Pharaoh to release the Hebrews from bondage. The historicity of the Exodus has been debated, analysed, rejected and rethought countless times. While large scale archaeological evidence has not yet been uncovered, clues do indeed exist. Outside of archaeology, are there any hints that there was an Exodus and that it did indeed occur at the time reported in the Bible, rather than being a later invention as some scholars assert? One way to approach the answer is to determine if there are similar words in both Hebrew and Egyptian that might have required interactions between the two peoples in order to develop. A scribe creating a fictional narrative during the Babylonian Captivity and Post-Exilic Period would have been far less likely to use these types of words than words arising from the Babylonian and later Persian culture that surrounded him.
Isaacs wrote this graphic book with one goal in mind: to explain the actual purpose of the ark.
Why devote an entire pictorial volume to this subject? Because this relatively simple, gold covered box has been the subject of awe, fear, study, research, philosophies, beliefs, wars, books, films, and endless, seemingly unanswerable questions. The ark of the testimony, also called the ark of the covenant, has been a promulgator of ageless laws, rendering it, for millennia, one of history's most significant artifacts.
Talking With God: The Radioactive Ark of the Testimony dramatically introduces a whole new world of thinking about practices surrounding the Ark of the Testimony (aka Ark of the Covenant) and relates that thinking to the sciences of physics and chemistry. It propounds a new theory regarding what the Israelites experienced at Mount Sinai and beyond. It explains how they communicated through the Ark, the terrible dangers involved in doing so, and the protections from that danger that it was necessary for them to undertake.
In Talking With God, Roger D. Isaacs shares the results of a 40-year study into the meanings of more than 20 ancient Hebrew words. In our modern Bibles, these words don't seem to mean what they say, so Isaacs researched similar words among 18 ancient languages that point to the original meanings. Taken together, they paint a startling picture of what the ancient Israelites experienced. About the Ark as a communications device. About the tabernacle that housed the Ark and all its instruments.