[b-hebrew] Akhenaten and Hebrew religion
formoria at carolina.rr.com
Wed Jul 21 21:37:19 EDT 2004
I should have said "this is in no way connected to the palace of Pharaoh"
On Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at 09:33 PM, Brian Roberts wrote:
> Ex. 1:11 says the new Pharaoh set up treasure cities at Pithom and
> The land of Goshen is mentioned in Ex. 8:22 as being the place where
> the Hebrews were quartered. This is in way connected to the palace of
> Pharaoh. Again in Ex. 9:26 the Hebrews are located in Goshen, which was
> said to be immune to the plagues. Were the Pharaoh's palace and main
> army there, they would have fallen under that immunity, according to
> the rules of the story.
> Besides, the first-born son of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye - Tuthmosis
> did die before he could reach the throne. I can see how this story
> could have been the impetus for the death of the first-born plague in
> On Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at 05:01 PM, Karl Randolph wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Brian Roberts <formoria at carolina.rr.com>
>>> What if an exodus event took place at the end of Akhenaten's father's
>>> Akhenaten had broken away by then. at least religiously, his
>>> henotheistic views being well-documented before his father's death.
>>> if Psalm 104 carries echoes of the Hymn to the Aten because the
>>> departing Hebrews took it with them?
>>> R. Brian Roberts
>> Unlikely, as the picture given in Exodus is that the pharaoh had his
>> capital and main army near the land of Goshen (eastern Nile delta),
>> not way up in Memphis or Thebes. This situation existed (as far as I
>> know) only during the Hyksos period and Ramses II and his dynasty.
>> Other factors make me doubt Ramses II, leaving me, by default, with
>> the Hyksos.
>> Why not consider the Hymn to the Aten an echo of Psalm 104?
>> Karl W. Randolph.
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