Archeologists have discovered ancient Egyptian coins bearing the name and image of the biblical Joseph, Cairo's Al Ahram newspaper recently reported. Excerpts provided by MEMRI show that the coins were discovered among a multitude of unsorted artifacts stored at the Museum of Egypt.
According to the report, the significance of the find is that archeologists have found scientific evidence countering the claim held by some historians that coins were not used for trade in ancient Egypt, and that this was done through barter instead....
Well, from known history there can't be a connection between ancient and Islamic Egypt, q.v., [URL=http://www.answering-islam.org/history/islamization_egypt.html]]]The Process of Islamization in Egypt[/URL], but things will get worse before they get better, [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=130310435]]]The Prophetic Enemies of Israel[/URL] and [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=8406102220]]]What Will Become of Israel?[/URL]
But what is the significance of the Koranic angle to this story? Islam was born 700 years after Christ and there was no way it could claim authority on ancient Egypt, unless of course it is an attempt to draw a line of the current Islamic Egypt all the way back to ancient Egypt.
The story of Israel's son, Joseph, in Genesis 37-50 is full of remarkable Providences and this is a remarkable find.
Here's a link to more information that includes a small photo of what appears to be the coins: http://www.memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD256109
Please note, however, finding such coins may not convince any to believe. Some won't even hear. Jesus said: "If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead." (Luke 16:31)
If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
This just again "proves" the accuracy of the Bible, which needs no proof, [URL=http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/_PDFArchives/apologetics/AP4W0803.pdf]]]Archaeology and the Biblical Recordâ€”Part 1[/URL] and [URL=http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/_PDFArchives/apologetics/AP4W0903.pdf]]]Archaeology and the Biblical Recordâ€”Part 2[/URL].
[URL=http://www.memri.org/]]]The Middle East Research Institute, MEMRI[/URL] is an interesting site, one that I should even visit more often.