The Exodus Reality: Unearthing the Real History of Moses, Identifying the Pharaohs, and Examining the Exodus from Egypt
Scott Alan Roberts, John Richard Ward
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"The character of Moses and the topic of the Exodus are historical enigmas that have given rise to entire branches of Egyptological study and research for centuries. I applaud Scotty Roberts and John Ward for their research and contribution to this study. While there exist many different opinions and conclusions to these matters, their efforts represent a passion and scholarly approach to the topic. I am honored to endorse The Exodus Reality."
--Erich von Daniken, author of History Is Wrong and Evidence of the Gods
"An intriguing narrative, The Exodus Reality sifts through the sands of time as it reveals some shadowy aspects of the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom. In true Indiana Jones style, Roberts and Ward take the reader on a personal journey of exploration, skillfully weaving powerful themes upon clear emotional expression, as they attempt to expose the real identity of the figurative Moses and uncover the epic events surrounding the biblical Exodus. A complementary blend of scripture, ancient legends, history, and archaeology, it will stir your curiosity."
--Lorraine Evans, Egyptologist and best-selling author of Kingdom of the Ark
In this groundbreaking work, the authors reexamine humanity's most enduring account of bondage, emancipation, and freedom. The Great Exodus is the story of how one man, empowered by divine epiphany, brought the mighty ancient kingdom of Egypt to its knees. For thousands of years, this story has bolstered the faithful of three major religions, though little historical data confirms it. So the question must be asked: Did it ever really happen?
Roberts, a historian and theologian, and Ward, an archaeologist, Egyptologist, and anthropologist, dig deeply into historical records to answer the most vexing questions:
• Is there any historical evidence for the biblical account of the Great Exodus?
• Was Moses a real person?
• Where is the Biblical Mount Sinai?
• What is the Ark of the Covenant, and where did it come from?
• Why did Moses write about the Serpent and the Nephilim?
• Is there a Templar and Masonic connection to the events and personages in the story?
Did the Exodus take place under Amenhotep II or Amenhotep III, two pharaohs of the same royal house separated by two generations and 80-odd years? Or were Thutmoses III, Hatshepsut, and Amenhotep Son of Hapu at the core of the action? The authors present two opposing, yet strangely interlaced historical accounts for the Exodus, naming the historical pharaohs and surprising candidates for the historical Moses. While Roberts presents an account that finds its moorings in the efficacy of scriptural historicity, Ward presents a new and completely unique theory for the Exodus and its cast of characters.
love, care, and support as I set off in search of answers to my many, many questions. Contents FOREWORD BY FATHER JACK ASHCRAFT PREFACE BY JOHN RICHARD WARD PREFACE BY SCOTT ALAN ROBERTS AUTHORS’ NOTE INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE An Anthro-Archaeological Perspective CHAPTER TWO Faith, in Fact, Is Not Fact—It’s Faith. And That’s a Fact. (You Can Bet Your Faith on It.) CHAPTER THREE The Disaster CHAPTER FOUR Strangers in a Not-So-Strange Land CHAPTER FIVE Were the Hebrew Slaves Ever Really
within the mansions. An ironic rags to riches tale, to say the least. Though the first couple of weeks after the catastrophe would have formed specific groups, which probably facilitated the overall survival of their members, Thebes still fell quickly into lawlessness and chaos. Further into the book I discuss the emergence of the four main groups, which I believe are the basis for the biblical Exodus story. CHAPTER SEVEN Senenmut THE SENENMUT THREAD Ra took the form of a pink, blazing ball
contribution to the scholarly debate is unusual, to say the least, but one that should have academic debate raging—which is their aim. Which of their theories is the best researched? Which has the best argument or the best historical fit? Or will you find yourself accepting neither? These are the questions that will keep your mind racing. Students of archaeology could benefit from noting that there is never one theory that fits all. It’ll be their job to sift and analyze.” —Jane Akshar, author
chapters will state “The Senenmut Thread.” Introduction Damn you and damn your people! You will soon see that resistance to my words is the same as resistance to the God whom I represent, for I am His voice and you do not heed my words. I am his presence—His very visage!—and you spit at my feet and in the face of the One True God! He is a jealous God, of wrath and judgment who brings Hell to your footstool, yet you refuse to believe and accept His words through me! Therefore, we shall bring
it off,’ so they gave it to me, and I cast it into the fire and this calf came out.” Now when Moses saw that the people were unrestrained (for Aaron had not restrained them, to their shame among their enemies), Then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, “Whoever is on the Lord’s side, let him come to me.” And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him. And he said to them, ‘thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘let every man put his sword on his side, and go in and out