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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2021 3:59 p.m. PST

… Kingdom of Israel

"Soon, Jews around the world will be celebrating Passover. As usual, Pharaoh will be starring as the main villain for enslaving the Hebrews, killing their children and being generally pig-headed about letting our people go. But perhaps on this Passover night you could spare a thought for a different pharaoh, one who ruled over Egypt in the middle of the 10th century B.C.E and may have played a very different role in the history of the ancient Israelites.

The outsize role that Shishak, aka Sheshonq I, had in the affairs of the budding Israelite kingdoms in Canaan is beginning to emerge thanks to new archaeological discoveries and biblical scholarship.

But let's start with this: What do we actually know, and what do we not know, about the early history of the ancient Hebrews?…"
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Who is the Pharaoh of Prophet Moses?



smithsco20 Nov 2021 8:10 p.m. PST

Always though Simcha Jacobovici was right in the identity of the Pharaoh who opposed Moses. Ahkmose which means "opposed to Moses" makes a lot of sense.

Cerdic21 Nov 2021 1:32 a.m. PST

Except that the 'mose' bit of the name was common in Egyptian names for hundreds of years. See Thutmose I, Thutmose II, Thutmose III, Ahmose, etc etc…

Erzherzog Johann21 Nov 2021 12:18 p.m. PST

Sounds a bit shonqy to me . . .

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2021 2:33 p.m. PST



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