Chronology formerly humiliation

From: Jay Willingham (jaywillingham@cfl.rr.com)
Date: Mon Oct 14 2002 - 01:53:08 EDT

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    Any clues as to the Pharaoh of Joseph's time?

    Jay Willingham, Esq.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: <MikeSatterlee@cs.com>
    To: <jeisele@starpower.net>; <asa@calvin.edu>
    Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2002 9:56 PM
    Subject: Re: Thorough Humiliation of Bible "scholars"

    >
    > 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
    matter
    > at length and date it to the spring of 1491 BC during the reign of
    Tuthmosis
    > 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
    years")
    > 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
    who
    > 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
    BC,
    > and on the belief that it was Shoshenq I who plundered Jerusalem's Temple
    "in
    > 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."
    (A
    > History Of Ancient Egypt by Nicholas Grimal, pg. 215) I believe this
    > "ambassador" was Moses who came from Midian. (Ex. 4:19-21) Egyptian
    history
    > also tells us that eighty years earlier Pharaoh Ahmose was ruling Egypt,
    the
    > 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
    who
    > 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
    ancient
    > Egypt.
    >
    > Your brother in Christ,
    >
    > Mike



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