As I said in another thread, I’ve been reading about pagan mythology and Christianity and came across this, below. Now I’m wondering what are the cultural and ethnic difference among the Jews based on archaelogical and Biblical evidence?
<<<<<<<<<Many scholars have speculated on the origin of the Jewish faith, the first monotheistic world religion. Where did the Jewish faith come from? Secular historians Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson say, the cultural and ethnic origin of the Israelites are difficult because the archaeological and biblical evidence have not been reconciled. They say about the accounts, “The story of the enslavement of the Israelites in Egypt and the Exodus to Canaan described in Genesis and Exodus of the Jewish scriptures has no relationship with any known history. Biblical ‘scholars’ cannot bring themselves to accept this simple fact," (Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson, in The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt).
But this remains to be answered by the scholars, “Where did the Jews come from?” and “Who created this unique race, religion and language of Jews?”>>>>>>>>