CUSTOMS INTERCONNECT EGYPTIAN AND BIBLICAL HISTORY
Oxford History of Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw 2000 A.D. pages 165 and 480 reveal Senusret III had a 39 year reign, Amenemhet III 45 year reign and Amenemhet IV reigned 9 years = 93 years. Joseph age 17 (Genesis 37:2) entered Egypt and lived through all three Egypt kings reigns! 17 + 93 = 110 years old when Joseph died. (Genesis 50:26)
Joseph saw the 3rd generation being born in Egypt. (Genesis 50:23
) Moses was the fourth generation living in Egypt: Levi, Kohath, Amram and Moses. (Exodus 6:16-20
) Exodus 12:40
should read 430 years from Haran Abraham's brother's death at UR to the Exodus. From Joseph's death to Moses birth = 56 years.
From Haran's death Pepi II reigned 12 years before he died.
Mentuhotep I 51 years, Mentuhotep II 12 years & Mentuhotep III 7 years = 82 years.
Amenemhet I 30 years, Senusret I 36 years, Amenmehet II 34 years, Senusret II 19 years, Senusret III 39 years, Amenemhet III 45 years, Amenemhet IV 9 years & Queen Sobekneferu 3 years = 215 years.
Abydos Egyptian king lists reveals next king to reign after Amenemhet IV is ten year old Ahmose.
Ahmose 25 years, Amenhotep I 21 years & House of Thutmose I-III = 87 years = 133 years. 82 + 215 + 133 = 430 years!
Joseph served as governor over the Canaanite/Hyksos or Amorites (Genesis 47:13-17
) Hyksos chieftains: Sheshi, Yakubher (Yakub = Jacob), Khyan & Apepi I.*
*Apepi I was an admirer of Amenemhet III since his name was etched on Amenemhet III's sphinxes found at Tanis & Apepi I recopied the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus in which the original was written before Amenemhet III had died.
was used for ceremonial purposes ONLY when Joseph was alive. (Genesis 41:43
) and (Genesis 50:6-9
Civil war in Egypt occurred soon after Joseph had died.
Thebean king Mentuhotep IV had been assassinated by Amenemhet I so 212 years later Ahmose father Thebean Seqenenre Tao assassinates Amenemhet IV same year Joseph had died. Remember Joseph had bought all the land for Senusret III? (Genesis 47:20-22
) The Thebeans wanted their land back. Hyksos chieftain Apepi I slays Tao and the war continues between Tao's son Kamose and queen Sobekneferu and both die after reigning a little over three years.
Apepi I then is declared king over Egypt at Avaris while Ahmose becomes king over Thebes. Ahmose then drives Apepi II or Khamudi's Hyksos forces out of Egypt in the first Exodus.
Thutmose I is the slayer of Hebrew male babies. (Exodus 1:15-16
) Thutmose I knew not Joseph (Exodus 1:8
) because Ahmose purged Joseph's name from all Egyptian records.
Princess Thermutis (Hatshepsut) saved Moses. (Exodus 2:5-10
Queen Hatshepsut reigned for the sickly Thutmose II. Hatshepsut worshiped the cow goddess Hathor, Minoan boys in Egypt's delta the mixed crowd (Exodus 12:38
) jumped over bulls and the Hebrews later in the wilderness worshiped the golden calf. (Exodus 32:24
Thutmose III was the Exodus pharaoh. (1 Kings 6:1
) The Asiatics rebelled twice against pharaoh Amenhotep II army after hearing about the miracle at the Red Sea (Joshua 2:10
) 38 & 31 years before Joshua entered Jericho. The east wind was so strong (Exodus 14:21-22
) the winds caused a sandstorm burying the Sphinx. Prince Thutmose had a dream if he cleared the sand from the Sphinx he would become the next king and he became Thutmose IV. Amenhotep III receives the Tel Amarna letters from Canaanite kings stating the Haribu (Hebrews) have invaded Canaan.
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