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The Genesis of Israel and Egypt
Vol. 1, Ages in Alignment Series
  • Emmet Sweeney
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The Genesis of Israel and Egypt. Vol. 1, Ages in Alignment Series
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The Ages in Alignment series seeks to resolve contradictions in accepted theories of history, and concludes that all the ancient civilizations arose simultaneously around 1100 BC.
This, Volume 1, examines the archaeological evidence for the Flood and the rise of the first literate cultures in the wake of the catastrophe and traces the story of the great migration which led groups of early Mesopotamians westward toward Egypt. A few generations later Imhotep is shown to be the same person as Joseph, son of Jacob.

About the Author

For over twenty years Emmet Sweeney has researched the questions raised by Velikovsky's efforts to reconstruct ancient history as it is currently taught. He holds a Masters Degree in Early Modern History from the University of Ulster and is currently a lecturer at West University, Timisoara, Romania. Sweeney describes the salient features of each volume in his "Ages in Alignment" series and points out the important consequences of the skewed historical record as it is usually taught in his website at Emmet Sweeney.net.

In parallel, following the research of German historian Heribert Illig, Sweeney pursues the astonishing theory that Europe never experienced a Dark Age. He demonstrates through archaeological, literary, and architectural evidence that the record actually supports this hypothesis which is fueling lively debates across Europe.

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AGES IN ALIGNMENT
-- A series in answer to Ages in Chaos by Immanuel Velikovsky

The Ages in Alignment series argues for a complete reconstruction of ancient chronology. The histories of the Near Eastern...

AGES IN ALIGNMENT
-- A series in answer to Ages in Chaos by Immanuel Velikovsky

The Ages in Alignment series argues for a complete reconstruction of ancient chronology. The histories of the Near Eastern civilizations are now believed to have commenced around 3300 BC, about 2,000 years before those of China and the New World. Yet Ages in Alignment demonstrates that the Near Eastern cultures had no 2,000-year head start. All the ancient civilizations arose simultaneously around 1100 BC, in the wake of a terrible natural catastrophe recalled in legend as the Flood, or Deluge. The four volumes of Ages in Alignment reconstruct the histories of the Near Eastern cultures, from the rise of the first monarchies, coincidentally around 1100 BC, until the conquest of Alexander.

Volume 1, The Genesis of Israel and Egypt, looks at the archaeological evidence for the Flood, evidence now misinterpreted and ignored. This volume examines the rise of the first literate cultures in the wake of the catastrophe, and goes on to trace the story of the great migration which led groups of early Mesopotamians westwards towards Egypt, where they helped to establish Egyptian civilization. This migration, recalled in the biblical story of Abraham, provides the first link between Egyptian and Hebrew histories. The next link comes a few generations later with Imhotep, the great seer who solved the crisis of a seven-year famine by interpreting pharaoh Djoser's dream. Imhotep is shown to be the same person as Joseph, son of Jacob.

Volume 2, The Pyramid Age, brings us to the catastrophic end of the Early Dynastic Age. This occurred around 840 BC, and corresponds with the Exodus of the Israelite slaves from Egypt. The Pyramid Age shows how the Egyptians, in the wake of this catastrophe, began construction of the mighty pyramids of the 4th Dynasty. These were built to celebrate the rebirth of the sun-god Atum after the days of darkness during the recent catastrophe.

Volume 3, Empire of Thebes, looks at the rise of the mighty 18th Dynasty, which seized power after the expulsion of the Asiatic Hyksos invaders. The Hyksos are revealed to be identical to last pyramid-building dynasty, the 6th, whose kings Pepi I and II are the same as the Hyksos Apepi I and II. The 18th Dynasty pharaohs interacted with the early kings of Israel, and Thutmose III is shown to be the same person as Shishak, the pharaoh who plundered the Jerusalem temple after the death of Solomon. The great allies of the 18th Dynasty, the Mitanni, are revealed to be the same people as the Medes, and the enemies of the 19th Dynasty, the Hittites, are shown to be the same as the Lydians.

Volume 4, The Ramessides, Medes and Persians, brings the reconstruction to a close. The 19th Dynasty is shown to have ended in 525 BC with the Persian Conquest, and the last important 19th Dynasty ruler, Seti II, is shown to have never ruled an independent Egypt. He was the same person as Inaros, the Egyptian rebel leader who battled against the Persians in the time of Xerxes and Artaxerxes I. Ramses III, of the 20th Dynasty, is revealed to be identical to Nectanebo I of the 30th Dynasty, who defeated the Persian Artaxerxes II. Ramessides, Medes and Persians also shows that the so-called Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian kings were actually Persians using Semitic names. So for example Sargon II was Darius I, Sennacherib was Xerxes, Esarhaddon was Artaxerxes I and Nebuchadrezzar was Artaxerxes III.


Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Deluge 13Legend and Stratigraphy 13The Violence of Nature in a Bygone Age 18Ancient History in Chaos 23Pole Shifts and Climate P

Chapter 1. The Deluge 13

Legend and Stratigraphy 13
The Violence of Nature in a Bygone Age 18
Ancient History in Chaos 23
Pole Shifts and Climate Plunges 27
A Catastrophist Perspective 33
Stairways to Heaven 36

Chapter 2. The Dawn of History 43

The Foundation of Egypt’s History 43
Mesopotamian Origins 46
The Abraham Migration 51
In the Time of the Patriarchs 55
Menes, Abraham and the God Thoth 60
The Celestial Tower 65
The Divine Land of the Egyptians 70
Dates and Chronologies 75

Chapter 3. King Djoser and His Time 81

Setting the Scene 81
Who Was King Djoser? 83
Djoser and the Seven Years’ Famine 88
The Story of Joseph 90
Joseph and the Seer Imhotep 93
Imhotep the Man 96

Chapter 4. Exodus 101

The Plagues of Egypt 101
The Drowning of Pharaoh and His Army 107
The Intermediate Period 111
Horeb, the Mountain of God 116
The End of a World Age 120

Chapter 5. Moses and His Works 125

The Authorship of Genesis 125
Egyptian Elements in the Creation and Flood Stories 129
Moses the Lawgiver 134
Epilogue 139
Appendix 145
Bibliography 163
Index 167


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Pages 180
Year: 2008
LC Classification: DT83.S93 2008
Dewey code: 221.9'5dc22
BISAC: HIS002030 HISTORY / Ancient / Egypt
BISAC: HIS019000 HISTORY / Middle East / Israel
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