Thursday, March 5, 2020
The Pharaoh of the Exodus
Archaeologist Dr. Petrovich has made a strong systematic case that Joseph, Jacob, Manasseh, and Ephraim are clearly present in the inscriptions of Egyptian archaeology. These inscriptions fit into the events portrayed in the Bible and add new detail and clarity that is quite impressive. Most important is the fact that Ephraim and Manasseh, largely raised in by an Egyptian mother in the top vizier’s household, no doubt learned to read and write as well as talk in Egyptian but could only talk their forefather’s language, Hebrew, since there was no written Hebrew at that time. They saw the great utility and power of a written language although hieroglyphics was rather clumsy with more than 800 symbols for different words. So, Manasseh and Ephraim developed a written form of Hebrew using an alphabet making it far more efficient than Hieroglyphics. All of that happened in the 12th Dynasty of Egypt.
Archaeologist have known for 150 years this language exists but it remained undecipherable. Now Dr. Petrovich has shown how to read it and it yields a wealth of new systematically consistent evidence.
Joseph died in 1805 BC, near the end of the 12th Dynasty. In the next tree Dynasties Egypt fell into the chaos generated by major migrations from the East and later Hyksos invasions. A new era of Egyptian control was established in 1575 by a new dynasty of Pharaohs. One Hebrew inscription says the new Pharaoh did not know Joseph and another says the Pharaoh sought to cut away to barrenness the Hebrew’s great number.
Many still ask when the plagues and the Exodus occurred and just who the Pharaoh was on who’s watch those events occurred. Such evidence should be clear in the inscriptions. But there is the problem for most archaeologists, they have not found such evidence in the thoroughly documented inscriptions and the common conclusion is that this part of the bible is largely mythology.
On March 5th the GHCA will present Dr. Petrovich’s paper Amenhotep II and the Historicity of the Exodus-Pharaoh. In this 30 page paper Petrovich presents six important criteria from the Bible that must be satisfied simultaneously by the Exodus Pharaoh and indeed Amenhotep II satisfies all. This work makes the historicity of the Biblical sojourn in Egypt so strong that it cannot longer be dismissed. It will be refined and expanded but it will not go away. It will become indispensable knowledge for all who are seriously interested in understanding the Bible and designating it’s message.
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