New book ‘Land of Rameses’ juxtaposes Egyptian archeology, biblical Exodus story

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Archeologist, biblical scholar L.S. Baker Jr. blends archeological data with Bible story for new epic novel

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“In essence, ‘Land of Rameses’ takes the reader on an educational exploration,” Baker says, “into the motivations and struggles of a person in leadership, cast in the early periods of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt using a popular and much-loved story.”

In his new novel, “Land of Rameses” (published by WestBow Press), author L.S. Baker Jr. weaves life in ancient Egypt into a common Bible story resulting in a fresh approach that doesn’t require either to be changed or disregarded.

As an archeologist in the Middle East, Baker has a desire to help the public enjoy archeological discoveries apart from dry field reports by putting them in context within a story. “Land of Rameses” provides Baker the platform to juxtapose an unaltered Bible story with results from Egyptian archaeology that both educates and entertains readers.

Disarmed by the appearance of a man his father warned him about, Amenhotep, king of Egypt and living god, takes Egypt down a road that leads to utter and complete devastation, in which belief systems are unraveled, the economy is destroyed and his country is left defenseless.

Meanwhile, the man who does this, struggles with his own demons that haunt him and threaten to undo him at the very moment a nation is dependent upon him for salvation.

“In essence, ‘Land of Rameses’ takes the reader on an educational exploration,” Baker says, “into the motivations and struggles of a person in leadership, cast in the early periods of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt using a popular and much-loved story.”

“Land of Rameses”
By L.S. Baker Jr.
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 670 pages | ISBN 9781490871431
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 670 pages | ISBN 9781490871424
E-Book | 670 pages | ISBN 9781490871417
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author    
L.S. Baker Jr. has a master’s degree in Egyptian archaeology from University College London and a master’s degree in divinity from Andrews University, where he is finishing a doctoral degree in archaeology. He spends each summer in the Middle East on archaeological digs and currently serves as a field director at Tal Jalul. Baker is active in his church and the community where he is the director of a local boys and girls “Pathfinders” club in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He and his wife, Arnie Lou, have two daughters, Einra Leie and Lora Czen.

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