Is it possible that Akhenaten and Moses knew each other?
- DavidLv 71 month ago
Akhenaten was not a warrior pharaoh, but he was a political diplomat. In 1887, a sensational discovery was made at Tel el Amarna. Some clay tablets with cuneiform writing were discovered. Altogether, there were some 358 such tablets, but because they were initially regarded as frauds, most of them have been lost. They are mostly from the time of Amenhotep III and his son Akhenaten.
Most scholars have tried to fit these letters into the conventional chronology, about 1410 to 1370 B.C., but they fit better into the revised chronology, which would place them about 870–840 B.C.
A huge error in chronology has been made in calculating the dates of Egyptian history and clear to historians that they should be reduced by centuries, and even warn the traditional Egyptian chronology is not accurate, not to be used. If you don't understand this you're not keeping up and should read this challenge to your errant belief. [James, P. et al., Centuries of Darkness: A Challenge to the Conventional Chronology of the Old World Archaeology, Rutgers University Press, p. 318, 1991; Rohl, D., A Test of Time, Century Ltd, London, p. 143, 1995.]
Chronology of the ancient world is being re-dated. Hammurabi now appears to be a near contemporary of Moses instead of Abraham. In Egyptian chronological studies, the patriarchs are dated earlier than ever before. In spite of this, there has been little research conducted on the relationship between Abraham and Mesopotamia in this new chronological revolution.
Abraham has been dated to the Early Dynastic or Old Kingdom periods of Egypt; and the discovery of the city of Ebla in Syria (The city was discovered in the remains of Tell Mardikh), both show in what period in Mesopotamian history Abraham lived.
Ebla is dated using thousands of texts discovered there to show that the palace was destroyed before or sometime during the Akkadian Empire.
The argument that biblical chronology cannot be stretched back to the Early Bronze Age is based upon the validity of the standard chronology. The standard chronology of the ancient world has been criticized and, as a result, biblical chronology can, in fact, reach back into the Early Bronze Age because the Early Bronze Age chronology has been brought down to the patriarchal period.
Studies in ancient chronology now show that the life of Abraham was concurrent with the Early Dynastic Period in Mesopotamia, the Early Dynastic and Old Kingdoms in Egypt, and the Ebla Empire in Syria. The evidence related to Genesis 14 and Sodom and Gomorrah also supports the conclusion that Abraham lived during the Early Bronze Age/Early Dynastic Period.
Analysis of the evidence around the Walls of Jericho reveals that the destruction took place around 1400 B.C. (end of the Late Bronze I period), exactly when the Bible says the conquest occurred. The archaeological evidence supports the historical accuracy of the biblical account in every detail. Every aspect of the story that could possibly be verified by the findings of archaeology is, in fact, verified.
There is nothing more accurate or complete or detailed than the Bible concerning ancient history. Nelson Glueck a Jewish scientist, and universally esteemed as one of the greatest archaeologists, said that no archaeological discovery has ever contradicted the Bible. I don't think it can do any better than 100%! Science can't even come close, and changes frequently... right before your eyes OPINION vanishes, and the Bible remains in accuracy, authority, and integrity in truth of the details in evidence.
Match human history up to the Bible, and you will ALWAYS, 100% of the time, have the correct answer.
Moses was born in the year 1370 BC
The Exodus from Egypt occurred in the year 1290 BC
There was 1439 years between Moses and Abraham
Applying revised Egyptian chronology to Moses, Amenemhet IV could well have been Moses. Amenemhet IV mysteriously disappeared off the scene before the death of Amenemhet III. That would make Sobekneferu the discoverer of baby Moses. It is known that she had no children. She may have been down at the river praying to her god Hapi, the god of fertility, when Moses became an answer to prayer and the reason he was accepted by Pharoah. This would have been the 12th Dynasty rather than the 18th where everyone has been looking.
There is plenty of circumstantial evidence in the 12th Dynasty to support the Biblical records, upholding a 100% accuracy rating from the Bible.
I also should mention historians who cited sources from the Library at Alexandria confirming Hebrew slaves in Egypt. Two of these historians (Eusebius and Artapanus) specifically name Moses as Egyptian royalty.
It is kind of telling that written language just appears out of nowhere about 2300 BC with no clearly identifiable precursors. Civilization began in the very places the Bible is set and radiated outward from there. The Bible is in the middle of the action...
Eight Evidences for a Young Earth (outside the Bible)
- Anonymous2 months ago
Read this entry from Dr Eastons Bible Dictionary for clarification
- keyjonaLv 72 months ago
Moses was born in 1530 B.C.. You do the math..
- JeaLv 72 months ago
Moses is of fiction.
Akhenaten...who knows, perhaps fiction too, maybe something else....
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- Anonymous2 months ago
I think the time periods do not coincide. Moses is suppose to be around the time of Ramses II . Akhenaten was many centuries before Ramses. Check your Egyptian Timeline and compare.
That is, if Moses really existed. There is doubt about that.
- 2 months ago
It is possible that He knew Moses when he was very young
- GodLv 52 months ago
Probably not. There is no evidence Hebrews or Moses were even in Egypt at any time. That, of course, is assuming Moses even existed.
- 2 months ago
Ram Eyes Sees Knows Mosses from an old manse
- darkvelvetrainLv 62 months ago
Moses or one of the people Moses is based on? I suppose anything is possible, but what evidence would you have for such a relationship?