Monthly Archives: October 2011

Could this be Moses (Amenemhet IV)?

Amenemhet IV, the boy Sobeknefru adopted – Could this be Moses?

Amenemhet IV, the boy Sobeknefru adopted – Could this be Moses?

This is a statue of Amenemhet IV

He was the adopted son of Sobeknefru who was the last Pharaoh of the 12th dynasty

He never got to rule Egypt himself – he is a bit of an enigma

Many historians and theologians believe that he was Moses of the Bible

Moses was adopted by the Princess Sobeknefru and was raised as an Egyptian in Pharaoh’s household up until the age of 40.  He identified with the Hebrew people even though he was raised as an Egyptian.  He had to flee to Midian after killing an Egyptian.  He returned to Egypt 40 years later when Neferhotep of the 13th dynasty was ruling.  God told Moses to tell Pharaoh to “Let My People go” but Pharaoh did not listen.  God inflict several plagues upon Egypt and eventually, Neferhotep let Moses take the Israelites into the desert.  As they did not come back, Neferhotep pursued them with his army.  The Hebrews were able to cross the Red Sea at the Gulf of Aquaba – Nuweiba Beach to be precise.  (We know the location because Solomon left pilars to mark the site of the Red Sea Crossing and many artifacts have been recovered from the bottom of the Red Sea at this point.  Mount Sinai in Arabia is not far from the crossing site.)   When Pharaoh and his army tried to follow, they drowned.  After the Exodus through the Red Sea, Moses received the Law – the Ten Commandments – on Mount Sinai.  Moses lived in the Wilderness for another 40 years until the age of 120 but he never got to enter the promised land.

The statue of the young man in the picture above may well be that of the young Moses who was raised as Egyptian royalty yet retained his Hebrew identity.

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The Chronology of Egyptian History needs to be revised

A more likely arrangement of the Egyptian dynasties historically and geographically

http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v3/n2/dating-pyramids

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The Pharaoh of the Exodus: Neferhotep. Pharaoh of the 13th dynasty. Following his death, the Hyksos were abe to invade Egypt with very little resistance.

A statue of Neferhotep. Last Pharaoh of the 13th Dynasty, The Pharaoh of the Exodus. The Pharaoh who refused to let the Israelites go. His mummy has never been found because it was at the bottom of the Red Sea along with the Egyptian army. Following his death, the Hyksos were able to invade Egypt with very little resistance. There were a number of other Pharaohs in this Dynasty but they only reigned for very short periods.

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Sobeknefru adopted Moses. Moses had to flee to Midian at the age of 40. Sobeknefru had no other children to inherit the throne. When she died, the 12th dynasty came to an end.

Sobeknefru. Daughter of Amenemhet III. The First Queen of Egypt. Foster mother of Moses. Last Pharaoh of the 12th dynasty of Egypt.

Sobeknefru - The daughter or sister of Amenemhet III. The Princess who found baby Moses in a basket amongst the reeds of the Nile. Her father/brother Amenemhet III had directed the Egyptian midwives to kill all Hebrew children. As she had no children of her own, she adopted Moses and raised him as an Egyptian. When Moses fled to Midian, there was nobody to inherit the throne. Sobeknefru became the Queen of Egypt after Amenemhet III died. She ruled for up to 8 years. When she died the 12th dynasty Ended.

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The Tribe of Manasseh mentioned in Egyptian Records of Sesostris III and Seti the Great

Sesostris III - (The father of Amenemhet III)

http://www.specialtyinterests.net/thutmose.html#manasseh

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Correlation of Egyptian Dynasties and the Bible

Correlation of Egyptian Dynasties and the Bible

Correlation of Egyptian Dynasties and the Bible. Major landmarks: Mizriam = Menes (Dynasty 0), Lehabim =Abimelech (1st Dynasty), Joseph = Imhotep (3rd Dynasty), Moses - Amenemhet III & Sobeknefru (12th Dynasty), Exodus - Neferhotep (13th Dynasty), David - Ahmosis & Amenhotep I (18th Dynasty), Solomon - Hatshepsut (18th Dynasty), Rehoboam - Thutmosis III (18th Dynasty)

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Amenemhet III – The Pharaoh who allowed his daughter / sister (Sobeknefru) to adopt Moses.

Amenemhet III - 6th Pharaoh of the 12th Dynasty - The Pharaoh whom Moses fled from. When Moses was 40 yrs old he had to flee to Midian after killing an Egptian official.

http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/utp/pharaohs-of-the-oppression

http://www.smgolden.com/documents/Searching-for-Moses.pdf
http://biblicalarcheology.net/?p=228
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