Egypt knew no Pharaoh nor israelites


By Ezzat

I was reading this book that makes some very wild claims concerning bible stories, especially the old testament variety.

The thesis is that the stories might have taken place but the geographical location is Yemen and Arabia not Egypt nor Palestine. That the Egyptian geography is a fraud by the scribes who translated the Hebrew Bible to Greek.

He also argues that Egypt was the land of the Copts not Misr/ Mizrain ( all Arabic names). In his view, to do justice to the Torah, it should be returned to its true site, that’s Arabia. He even says the reason the Quran’s seeming similarity with the Torah is not because Mo copied but because they share the same cultural origins: violence, tribalism and slavery that’s why these themes take prominent stage in these books.

On the other hand, the land of the pyramids knew no slaves. And no prolonged droughts. Nor is it conceivable that in 400 years, the Egyptians were not affected by these goat herders. Egypt makes no mention of these goat herders and even the exodus is unknown to Egypt.

It seems to me, a lot of work needs to go into verifying this thesis. Maybe if this happens, those guys fighting may learn to live in peace given they share the same cultural heritage.

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

12 thoughts on “Egypt knew no Pharaoh nor israelites

  1. john zande says:

    Or better still, they all concede it’s myth, and turn the page.

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  2. renudepride says:

    I agree with your thought that the subject needs further examination. For far too long, too many have suffered because of false beliefs or misrepresented facts and geography. It all makes better sense to me. Naked hugs!

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  3. The stuff I’ve read (Israel Finkelstein) notes that the Exodus narrative overall is preoccupied with the middle eastern world in the 8th century BCE, rather than the one in the 13th-15th century BCE. Canaan in that earlier period was a province of the Egyptian empire. If Moses led the slaves out of Egypt, Joshua led them right back in. Neither Exodus nor Joshua is backed up by archaeology.

    But apparently there are reasons to suspect that the cult of Yahweh came up through Edom from Midian in northwest Arabia. Although that would have been something like two millenia before Muhammad, a long stretch for it to have been the same culture that generated both.

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  4. basenjibrian says:

    I have read it was all cooked up after the return from the Babylonian captivity to justify the reestablished rule (as tax farmers/collectors for the Persian King) of the Hebrew elites over the peasantry that had not been removed during the conquest. They needed a glorious history to justify their role and their rule.

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  5. […] I am on Quora and I get weekly digests in mail. Today I see the question where are pyramids not mentioned in the OT and I recalled I had written about it. In the post I wrote, the author argued that the bible authors were never in Egypt … […]

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