[b-hebrew] pharaoh as god

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Fri Jul 11 00:44:33 EDT 2003


Dear Peter Kirk:

Thanks, it does put my question into perspective. It also shows that my question was irrelevant. But it is better to know than to guess. Thanks again.

Karl W. Randolph.


----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Kirk <peter.r.kirk at ntlworld.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 02:09:30 -0700
To: Karl Randolph <kwrandolph at email.com>
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] pharaoh as god

> On 09/07/2003 20:45, Karl Randolph wrote:
> 
> >Dear Liz:
> >
<snip> 
>
> >So I guess my question has relevance only if we assume an early date for the writing of Genesis.
> >
> >Yours, Karl W. Randolph.
> >
> >  
> >
> The "earliest written sources" in question, in which Pharaoh was 
> considered a god, certainly date back to the Old Kingdom, and include 
> for example the Pyramid Texts,  from around  2500 BCE on the generally 
> accepted chronology. Those who consider Joseph to be a historical figure 
> generally date him to the late Middle Kingdom or the succeeding Hyksos 
> period, so between 1900 and 1500 BCE on the same chronology. And the 
> dates given for Moses range from 1500 to 1200 BCE. I hope that helps to 
> put the matter in proper perspective.
> 
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
> peter.r.kirk at ntlworld.com
> http://web.onetel.net.uk/~peterkirk/
> 
> 

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