Moses

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Moses: Pharoah of Egypt : The Mystery of Akhenaten Resolved

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Author  Ahmed Osman
Publisher  Paladin
Publication Date   February 1, 1994
ISBN  0586090347
Pages  262

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This book is a re-examination of biblical and Egyptian history that provides dramatic evidence that the Prophet Moses, of the Old Testament, was the revolutionary Pharaoh of Egypt, Akhenaten. How was it that the Pharaoh Akhenaten abolished the ancient Egyptian religious system, with its many deities represented by fetish or animal shapes, and replaced the old gods with a single god, the Aten, who had no image or form - a universal god. Sigmund Freud was the first to argue that there is a similarity between the religions of Moses and Akhenaten, and that in fact Moses was an Egyptian. In this book the author develops the argument a stage further by using archaeological and historical evidence to develop the thesis. The author contends that Akhenaten/Moses ruled for 17 years; angered many of his subjects by trying to foist a new religion on them; was forced to abdicate; retreated to Sinai with his Israelite relatives and a few Egyptian supporters; was replaced as Pharaoh by his descendents; failed to regain the throne from his former vizier Ramses I; and died in Sinai. From the author of "Stranger in the Valley of the Kings".

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