Abraham of the Bible
by Lujack Skylark
Abraham lived 1992-1817 B.C. according to Bible chronology. UR III existed 2025-1917 B.C. according to Bible chronology. Abraham was born at UR in the prosperous reign of Shugi/Dungi. The king of Egypt at this time was Pepi II 2003-1913 B.C. whose reign is lowered cause the 7-10 and part of Egypt's 11th dynasty was phony according to the Sakkara kings list - thus Pepi II's reign is lowered. UR III's dynasty there was built a House of Honey and Pepi II is noted for covering his naked slaves with honey.
Abraham entered Egypt during Pepi II's reign. God plagued Egypt (Genesis 12:17) and the Egyptian Memphis dynasty fell. Pepi II had trade with Sodom. Pepi II was Egypt's first bi-sexual king. Sodom is destroyed 20 years after Pepi II had died.
Abraham dug a well and the Philistines argue about who owns the well. (Genesis 21:25) Water is scarce. Egyptian king Mentuhotep II reigns after Pepi II as we discover in the Sakkara kings list. Mentuhotep II reigns over Egypt 1913-1862 B.C. Water is scarce. Mentuhotep II has 12 wells dug along the Egyptian Nubian trade route.
Abraham dies in 1817 B.C. Amenemhet I 1843-1813 B.C. builds the "Walls of the Ruler" to keep the Amorites out of Egypt. Amenemhet I's son is Senusret I 1813-1777 B.C. who is called the "Throat Slitter of Asiatics"
(Oxford History of Egypt). This is the reason God told Isaac to stay out of Egypt. (Genesis 26:2)
Abraham had an interesting life. Should we follow Bible chronology, we discover ancient history matches our Bible.