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... Response to G. R. Talbott To the Editor of KRONOS: In his article "Pharaoh Seti the Great and His Foreign Connections: Part I, Orientation" (KRONOS V:3, pp. 23-35), George Robert Talbott asserts, if I understand him correctly, that pharaonic Egyptian thinking was so different from modern Western thinking as to make it difficult for contemporary scholars to present a fair picture of the Egyptian outlook. Not only do I agree with this view,(1) but I suspect that the ancient Egyptians and their contemporaries may have had sensory impressions of the world that differed perceptually from ours as well as having different conceptions of those impressions. In his understandable zeal to support this view, however, Talbott seems to me to use arguments chiefly, but not exclusively, linguistic which actually weaken it. While most of these arguments are merely ambiguous, a few are flatly erroneous. One such argument, on p. 28, is that "the idea that Coptic goes back to the time of the Pyramid Texts is about as ...
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... of those Greek myths that describe colossal natural events: the natural event is described in great detail, while the significance of the event alone is mythologized. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the people of Israel went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. The Egyptians pursued, and went in after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. And in the morning watch the LORD in the pillar of fire and of cloud looked down upon the host of the Egyptians, and discomfited the host of the Egyptians, clogging their chariot wheels so that they drove heavily; and the Egyptians said "Let us flee from before Israel; for the LORD fights for them against the Egyptians." Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch ...
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83. The Polar Sun [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... with the sheer light of the former body. But once the solar orb sank beneath the horizon, Saturn and its circle of secondary lights acquired a terrifying radiance. Therefore, in archaic terms, Saturn was the great god of the "day," not the "night sun" as scholars usually propose. But obviously, the eventual shifting of the "dawn of day" from the solar sunset to the solar sunrise could only create a widespread confusion of day and night and morning and evening. On this distinction among the Egyptians, Budge writes, "At a very early period, however, the difference between the Day-sky and the Night-sky was forgotten." (29) Under normal circumstances would one likely forget this distinction? If there is confusion, it is because radically different celestial orders separate the present age from the former. The primeval sun was the solitary god of the deep, the one god of archaic monotheism, the planet Saturn. Only in a later age did Saturn come to be confused with the solar orb. There is, ...
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... FIRE Moses and the Management of Exodus by Alfred de Grazia CHAPTER ONE PLAGUES AND COMETS Disbelief in the Book of Exodus, for the modern educated person, begins with the fantastic story of the infant Moses' survival and salvation in the bulrushes of the Nile, advances through Moses' encounter with the Burning Bush whence speaks Yahweh, ascends rapidly with the plagues of Egypt that follow his threats as Yahweh's messenger, and reaches a climax in the parting of the waters to let the Israelites escape and the closing of the waters upon the Egyptians. Thereafter the incredulous reader can only sigh as one after another lesser miracle occurs-- water from tapping a rock with a wand, manna from heaven, tablets engraved by Yahweh, a little Ark with a bench on which Yahweh perches when he pleases, and a tent in which he dwells. Overall is the panorama of the people wandering in the desert, observed closely by this same Yahweh, who calls them his chosen people, despite their giving every indication of not behaving as chosen people should, and indeed not ...
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85. GODS FIRE: [Quantavolution Website]
... , and that the disasters on Earth were from heaven, and, furthermore, that the Lord bore them "on Eagle's wings" from Egypt. (See Figure 6) More evidence is due here. I must reason out the position as well. Was the whole world electrified beyond any later historical awareness? Is there an alternative to the comet: could there be another cause of all the disturbances? What was the fate of the comet? Figure 6. On Eagle's Wings "You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, how I bore you on eagle's wings and brought you to me." Ex. 19-4 (The Torah: The Five Books of Moses, trans from the Masoretic text. Philadelphia: Jewish Publications Society, 1962) Cf. Deut. 32: 10-3. The cometary images are of Comet Swift-Tuttle (1962) III, NASA, op cit., 29. WHOSE ANGEL? It is said that the Israelites were frightened in their Exodus by the sight of the Angel of Egypt darting through the air, "as ...
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86. The Egyptian Prince Moses [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... daughter brought Moses to her father to secure his right to the crown of Egypt. In deference to his daughter's wishes the pharaoh took Moses in his arms and placed his crown upon his head. But this mere babe Moses flung the diadem to the ground and trampled on it.[4 The message is obvious. Moses never aspired to royal position in Egypt. Josephus added that Moses was educated with the utmost care for the liberation of his people. All of this, according to Josephus, was viewed with misgivings by the Egyptians.[5 The life of Moses was impeccable. God providentially guided him so that he was untainted by court life on the Nile. A New Look at Artapanus Now let us return to examine carefully the remarks of Artapanus, who apparently was a Persian Jew, as indicated by his name. In his work called Concerning the Jews, Artapanus states that Moses: [6...was the inventor of ships and machines for laying stones, and Egyptian arms, and engines for drawing water and for war, and invented philosophy ...
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... 1700-700 B.C., how much hard evidence is there to corroborate the Hebrew account? Ignoring the explanations, what is there in the way of hard facts to support the firmly held conviction that Hebrew tradition from Joseph to Solomon must refer to this late period? At no time around 1700 B.C. is there any known vizier in Egypt remotely corresponding to Joseph. Between 1400 and 1200 B.C. there is no record of any event in Egypt which might have been the source of the Hebrew account of the plagues. Nor did the Egyptians record the departure of any part of the population. It may not be surprising that there is no trace of this same group in the wilderness of the Negeb, but it is positively alarming that there is no archaeological evidence to support the Hebrew account of the invasion and conquest of the land of Canaan-- burning and destroying towns there until they had exterminated the whole indigenous population. Although two cities were indeed destroyed by fire within this period, we cannot reasonably assume that a conquest was the cause of destruction, since ...
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88. More Problems with Sothic Dating [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 2001:1 (Apr 2001) Home¦ Issue Contents More Problems with Sothic Dating Jesse E. Lasken Summary This paper is a follow-up to the paper in C&CR 1999:2 'Sothic Dating: the Shameless Enterprise'. Contrary to the assumptions of Sothic dating, as late as the Persian period the Egyptians were actually using a calendar that was 41 days ahead of the calendar Sothic dating posits. Geminus and P. Paris 1 have been misused, and, based on more detailed analysis of the documents. There is also a correction to the earlier explanation given for the matches achieved by Porten using the Sothic dating calendar and the Babylonian calendar for double-dated documents from Elephantine. Jess Lasken recently retired as an attorney at the US Government National Science Foundation. He has had articles about ancient history published in C&CR, C&CW, JACF, Epigraphic Society Occasional Papers, Discussions in Egyptology and elsewhere. My previous argument [1 that Theon's 'Petit Commentaire' supports the proposition that the Egyptian calendar used ...
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... to trust in the shadow of Egypt 4 For his princes were at Zoan [Tanis and his ambassadors came to Hanes. Because of the tribute Sosenk received from Hoshea, king of Samaria, the Ten Tribes of Israel were doomed to lose their homeland. Shalmaneser IV besieged Samaria. It is doubtful whether Sosenk sent a military expedition into Palestine to relieve the siege of Samaria by the Assyrians. There is no mention of it in the books of Kings or Chronicles, nor in extant Egyptian documents. Isaiah said: "For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose." "Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion." This leaves open the question of an Egyptian detachment at the walls of Samaria. For three long years the Assyrian host besieged Samaria, conquering it in the first year of Sargon II. Israel was dragged to remote parts of the Assyrian Empire. Sargon, referring to another of his campaigns (against Babylon), wrote: "I bespatted his ...
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... Frankfort (1) and Neugebauer, in his Egyptian Astronomical Texts, I, try to make sense of the thing, but there is much to be said for the notion that it is not even a clock for any ordinary purpose. Neugebauer's account is worth further discussion in a later part of this series. (6) Finally, on the West side of the roof, one will find the "Dramatic Texts", usually supposed to deal with the "mysteries" involved in the relations between the principal gods of the Egyptians. Horus, Thoth, Isis, Osiris, Set, Nephthys, Atum, Shu, Tefnut, Geb, and Nut figure strongly in these mysteries; there is a family history to unravel, and Pharaoh's relation to it or identity with it. LIVING DESCENDENTS OF SETI'S CENOTAPH The present Dalai Lama of Tibet- the Fourteenth- is, for Tibetan Buddhists, an incarnation of Chenrezi- a timeless spirit, some of whose bodies are entombed in the Potala at Lhasa. Many Occidentals may find this belief quaint and absurd. ...
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