THIS IS PART III OF “DID MOSES EXIST”
PART I: “DID MOSES EXIST”
PART II: ADDENDUM TO “DID MOSES EXIST” POST
PART III: “dID MOSES EXIST” – CHRONOLOGY AND ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTARY DETAILS:
PART III: “DID MOSES EXIST” – CHRONOLOGY AND ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTARY DETAILS:
AMONG THE PRIMARY SOURCES FOR AN AUTHENTIC HISTORICAL RECORD OF EVENTS AND WHAT OCCURRED IN THE ANCIENT WORLD IN THE MIDDLE EAST / SYRIA-PALESTINE / THE LEVANT / ANCIENT ISRAEL (WHERE TODAY’S ISRAEL LOCATED) IS THE TEMPLE OF AMUN AT KARNAK. HERE ARE INSCRIPTIONS AND PAINTINGS OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN PHARAOHS’ EXTENSION OF EGYPTIAN EMPIRE INTO THE TIGRIS AND EUPHRATES RIVER VALLEY IN THE GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS OF THE HITTES, THE ASSYRIANS, AND THE BABYLONIANS. HERE IN THE TEMPLE OF AMUN AT KARNAK ARE INSCRIPTIONS UPON THE WALLS AND PAINTINGS SHOWING CAPTURED HITTES, ASSYRIANS, AND BABYLONIANS.
THE TEMPLE OF AMUN AT KARNAK:
Prior to the kings of Israel:
Saul (1050/1045 B.C. – 1011/1010 B.C.);
David (1011/1010 – 971/970);
Solomon (971/970 B.C. – 931/930 B.C.,
The African-Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmosis III who earned the reputation of being Egypt’s “greatest and most powerful ruler,” reigned from 1504 B.C. to 1450 B.C., followed by Rameses II who while still a young man, Rameses II led his armies in a campaign against Egypt’s most powerful rival, the Hittites. The enemy forces met near Kadesh, the city that had been conquered by Thutmose III.
It was indicated in Atlas Of The Bible, Edited By James Pritchard (Borders Press, A Division of Borders Group.Inc, in Association with Harpercollins), Reprinted 1989, 1994, 1997, 2003, p. 206]
“Pharaoh Tuthmosis (Thutmosis) III was a particularly strong ruler who carried out many military campaigns to confirm Egyptian influence over neighbouring land.
“ … Tuthmosis III led campaigns into Asia (the Levant) almost every year during the 20 years of his rule. Diplomatic GIFTS WERE PRESENTED TO TUTHMOSIS III FROM HITTITES, ASSYRIANS, AND FROM BABYLON. Tuthmosis III’s campaigns were listed as having occurred against the Qadesh coalition in Megiddo, in Palestine, Retenu, the Phoenician Coast, south and north Syria, and south Palestine or Transjordan.
“There were photographs of a procession of bearded Asiatic prisoners, WITH 12 OF THE 115 NAMES OF PLACES THAT TUTHMOSIS III CONQUERED, SHOWN IN THE TEMPLE OF AMUN, AT KARNAK AND ONE OF A VICTORIOUS TUTHMOSIS III HOLDING A BATCH OF PRISONERS BY THE HAIR, ALSO FROM THE TEMPLE OF AMUN.
“Tuthmose III in the most daring of his annual expeditions, actually surpassed the feat of his grandfather, Thutmose I, driving deep into the territory of the Mitanni beyond the banks of the Euphrates (geographical location of present day Iran and Iraq).”
Kathleen M Kenyon, Revised Edition by P.r.s. Moorey, the Bible and Recent Archaeology (John Knox Press: Atlanta), 1978, 1987:
Archaeological Evidence indicating the conquest and placing in vassalage t inhabitants of the Levant, Canaan, or Ancient Israel by African-Egyptian Pharaoh Thuthmose III provided by an eminent and respected Jewish archaeologist, Kathleen M Kenyon:
IT IS NOW LARGELY AGREED THAT THE FIRST ORGANIZATION OF CANAAN INTO A POLITICAL AND COMMERCIAL EMPIRE UNDER EGYPT’S DOMINATION FALLS A CENTURY OR SO LATER, UNDER THUTMOSE III (1479 B.C. – 1425 B.C.), WHOSE CAMPAIGNS IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN ARE AMONG THE BEST DOCUMENTED IN EGYPTIAN HISTORY.
FOLLOWING THEM, TOWNS IN WESTERN CANAN CONTROLLING THE COASTAL ROUTE AND IN THE NORTH GUARDING EGYPT’S ROUTE INTO SYRIA, BEGAN TO FLOURISH AS THE PRINCIPAL SUPPLIERS OF FOOD AND OTHER NEEDS FOR THE MILITARY ENTERPRISES AND LOCAL ADMINISTRATION UNDERTAKEN BY EGYPTIANS IN THE FOLLOWING TWO CENTURIES.