From: Jay Willingham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Oct 14 2002 - 01:53:08 EDT
Any clues as to the Pharaoh of Joseph's time?
Jay Willingham, Esq.
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> Hi Jim,
> Thanks for your note. I have not had any time in the last few months to
> participate in any on line discussions such as the ASA list. I do however
> continue to read posts which interest me, such as the recent discussion of
> Genesis in cuneiform tablets.
> So far as the chronology of the Exodus goes, I've studied the subject
> at length and date it to the spring of 1491 BC during the reign of
> III. His reign is most often dated today as having taken place between the
> years 1479 and 1425 BC. However, this dating is based on the understanding
> that Solomon ruled for only 40 years (Josephus says he ruled "eighty
> and that the "Shishak" to whom Jeroboam fled (1 Kings 11:40) was the same
> "Shishak" who plundered Jerusalem's Temple "in Rehoboam's fifth year." (2
> Chron. 12:2) I believe Jeroboam fled to Shoshenq I and it was Shoshenq II
> later plundered Jerusalem's Temple.
> The years of the reign of Soshenq I have been determined by historians
> largely based on the belief that Edwin R. Thiele was correct in his dating
> the division of the kingdom and the beginning of Rehoboam's reign in 931
> and on the belief that it was Shoshenq I who plundered Jerusalem's Temple
> Rehoboam's fifth year," not Shoshenq II who ruled Egypt for a single year
> thirty-five years after the twenty year long reign of Shoshenq I ended.
> By the way, Tuthmosis III was a Pharaoh who in his 30th year "received an
> ambassador from an unidentified Asiatic land who came to pay him homage."
> History Of Ancient Egypt by Nicholas Grimal, pg. 215) I believe this
> "ambassador" was Moses who came from Midian. (Ex. 4:19-21) Egyptian
> also tells us that eighty years earlier Pharaoh Ahmose was ruling Egypt,
> Pharaoh who began a new dynasty after ridding Egypt of the Hyksos kings.
> Ahmose then would be understood to be the "new king who arose over Egypt
> did not know Joseph." (Ex. 1:8) Notice the similarity between the names of
> Ahmose and Moses. Could Ahmose's daughter have chosen the name she did for
> her adopted son partly to honor her father?
> With these things and others in mind I remain convinced that the Exodus
> occurred in the spring of 1491 BC. I have recently been discussing this
> matter by snail mail with Professor Kenneth Kitchen of the University of
> Liverpool, one of the world's leading authorities on the history of
> Your brother in Christ,
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