Pharaohs of the Second Intermediate Period 'pencilled in' tentatively.

Pharaohs of the Second Intermediate Period ‘pencilled in’ tentatively.

Pharaohs of the Second Intermediate Period ‘pencilled in’ tentatively – see PDF



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Timeline from Noah to Christ. Down's revised Egyptian Chronology. Biblical dates with a long sojourn.

Timeline from Noah to Christ.
Down’s revised Egyptian Chronology.
Biblical dates with a long sojourn.


The revised Egyptian chronology of David Down aligned with the Biblical Chronology - (long and short sojourns ending with Amenemhet III as the Pharaoh of Moses Birth.

The revised Egyptian chronology of David Down aligned with the Biblical Chronology – (long and short sojourns ending with Amenemhet III as the Pharaoh of Moses Birth.

Down identified Amenemhet III as the Pharaoh of Moses’ birth but he believed in a short (215 year ) sojourn and so placed Joseph in the 12th dynasty as Mentuhotep, the vizier for Sesostris I  (for which there is little evidence).

Aligning Down’s Revised Egyptian Chronology with a long sojourn (430 years) of Israel in Egypt ending with Amenemhet III as the Pharaoh of Moses’ birth, however, places Joseph very close to the third dynasty when Imhotep was the vizier to Djoser (for which there is a good match with considerable evidence). The exact chronology of the Old Kingdom still needs to be worked out but at least this puts Joseph and Imhotep in the same time period.

Diagram  adapted from http://duckglow.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/square-pegs-round-holes-the-exodus-and-egyptian-chronology/

 


01Feb14

The Hyksos (Amalekites) seem to have invaded Egypt shortly after the Exodus which occurred at the end of the 13th dynasty. The Hyksos (Amalekites) may even have crossed paths with the departing Israelites shortly after Moses and the Israelites crossed the Red Sea at Rephidim (Exodus 17:8-16 ). [1]

Egypt was destabilised when Moses (Amenemhet IV) went into exile as there was nobody to continue the 12th dynasty. When Amenemhet III died, his daughter Sobeknefru had to become pharaoh. She only lived for 4 years (possibly 8 years) and when she died, the 12th dynasty ended.

Egypt suffered massive losses 40 years later under Neferhotep as a result of the Exodus (1446BC). This brought about the end of the 13th dynasty. Egypt became vulnerable to invasion as a result of plagues and the loss of it’s leader, it’s army, it’s slaves and it’s chariots. (See Evidence for the Israelite Sojourn in Egypt)

Sequenre Tao - second last Pharaoh of the seventh dynasty.  Father of Kahmose who lead a rebellion against the Hyksos and successfully evicted them from lower Egypt.  Sequenre was also the father of Ahmose who founded the 18th dynasty (the New Kingdom) of Egypt.

Sequenre Tao – second last Pharaoh of the seventh dynasty. Father of Kahmose who lead a rebellion against the Hyksos and successfully evicted them from lower Egypt. Sequenre was also the father of Ahmose who founded the 18th dynasty (the New Kingdom) of Egypt.

The Hyksos (Amalekites) took over and ruled Lower Egypt for the next 400 yrs (the second intermediate period). The Hyksos were ‘foreigners’ to Egypt and are thought to have originated in Arabia. The word ‘Hyc’ meant ‘Shepherd’ and ‘sos’ meant ‘king’, thus the word ‘Hyksos’ meant ‘Shepherd King’.[2] They were nomadic herdsmen. They had a reputation of being very cruel and destructive.[2] The Egyptians called them ‘Amu’. The Hebrews called them the ‘Amalekites’. Some Ancient Arabic manuscripts record an invasion of Egypt by the ‘Amalekites’[2] They were able to take over Lower Egypt with very little resistance. [2] [3]

The Hyksos Ruled over Lower Egypt from their fortress at Avaris situated on Egypt’s border. They maintained strong garrisons throughout the country and subjugated the regional Nomarchs. Here the Shepherd Kings received tribute from the regional governors and their (Nomes). The princes of the nomes were treated in a distainful manner as described in the Sallier Papyrus I.[4] Apopi II (Agog II / Agag) use to send humiliating demands to Seqenenre in Thebes. Seqenenre was arrested and brought to AvarisSeqenenre‘s son Kahmose lead a rebellion in which the Hyksos were eventually defeated with the help of King Saul from Israel. The Hyksos / Amalekites were forced to leave Egypt. Ahmose I, brother of Kahmose, son of Seqenenre became the first pharaoh of the New Kingdom / 18th dynasty. It was Saul who captured Apopi II (Agag) alive and all but anihilated the Hyksos / Amalekites after they left Egypt. Apopi II/ Agag was taken to Samuel who put him to death.[4]

The ancient historian Manetho attributes 4 dynasties to the Hyksos (dynasties 14-17). [1] Dynasties 15, at least, was synonymous with Hyksos rule of Lower Egypt. [5]

The 16th & 17th dynasties were contemporary with the 15th dynasty (Lower Egypt); but in different parts of the country (Upper Egypt).

The Hyksos were eventually defeated in an uprising lead by the family of Ahmose I from Upper Egypt. Ahmose I lost his father Seqenenre and his brother Kahmose fighting the Hyksos. The Hyksos were forced to leave Egypt and Ahmose I (Nebpehtyre) became the first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (which was the beginning of New Kingdom of Egypt as it is known). Ahmose I became the pharaoh at a very young age and was coregent with his mother Queen Aahotep in the early part of his reign.

As the Hyksos were leaving Egypt and looking for a new home, they appear to have had another encounter with the Israelites when Saul and David were ruling. [1]

The rule of the Hyksos constitutes most of Egypt’s second intermediate period (when foreigners ruled between the end of the Middle Kingdom (12-13th dynasty) and the beginning of the New Kingdom (18th dynasty)).

The Hyksos ruled in Lower Egypt for a period of around 400 years starting soon after the 13th dynasty when the Exodus of the Jews occurred. This period is contemporary with the Israelites 40 years in the wilderness and the time of the Judges in Israel. It fits with the Hyksos being the Amalekites of the Bible in every respect.

The Amalekites / Hyksos were rulers that had Egyptian slaves. 1Samuel 30:13

The Amalekites / Hyksos came up from Egypt and attacked the Israelites with the Midianites and Philistines during the period of the Judges. 1Samuel 15:2 Judges 6:1-10 Judges 10:1-18

The Israelites had encounters with the Hyksos / Amalekites at the beginning and end of the second intermediate period. Exodus 17:8-16 1Samuel 15:1-34 1Samuel 27:1-12 1Samuel 30:1-31


The geography of the Hyksos  Rule (second intermediate period)

The geography of the Hyksos Rule (second intermediate period)
The 16th and 17th dynasties were contemporary with the Hyksos 15th dynasty but in different parts of the country.

Image from  http://duckglow.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/square-pegs-round-holes-the-exodus-and-egyptian-chronology/


The relationship between the Israelite sojourn (430yrs) and the dynasties of Egypt.

The relationship between the Israelite sojourn (430yrs) and the dynasties of Egypt.

A schematic diagram illustrating the relationship between the Egyptian Kingdoms and dynasties and the various phases of Israel as the Israelites grew to be a nation while they were in Egypt and then traveled to the promised land where they were ruled initially by Judges and later by Kings. The nation of Israel became divided into North (Israel) and South (Judah) after Solomon.  There was no first intermediate period.

A schematic diagram illustrating the relationship between the Egyptian Kingdoms and dynasties and the various phases of Israel as the Israelites grew to be a nation while they were in Egypt and then traveled to the promised land where they were ruled initially by Judges and later by Kings. The nation of Israel became divided into North (Israel) and South (Judah) after Solomon. There was no first intermediate period.


Apopi II (Agog II – Agag) was the last ruler of the Hyksos / Amalekites of the 15-16th dynasty in Lower Egypt (the last Pharaoh of the Second Intermediate Period of Egypt).[1]  He was expelled from Egypt by Kahmose of the Theban 17th dynasty and his brother Ahmose I (who founded the 18th dynasty). Apopi II (Agag) was caputured alive by King Saul of Israel who virtually decimated the Hyksos / Amalekites after they were ejected from Egypt.[2]Agag / Apopi II was brought before Samuel, the last Judge of Israel, who put him to death.[3]

The End of Hyksos Tyranny

The Hyksos (Amalekites) ruled over Lower Egypt from their fortress at Avaris.  They maintained strong garrisons throughout the country and subjugated the regional Nomarchs.  The ‘Shepherd Kings’ (Hyksos) demanded tributes from the regional governors (Nomarchs).  The Princes (Nomarchs) of the various provinces of Egypt (Nomes), of which there were 42, were treated in a distainful manner as described in the Sallier Papyrus I.[4]Apopi II (Agog II / Agag) in Avaris (Lower Egypt) use to send humiliating demands to Seqenenre (2nd last pharaoh of the 17th dynasty based in Thebes (Upper Egypt)).  Seqenenre was arrested and brought to Avaris.  Seqenenre’s son Kahmose lead a rebellion against the Hyksos who were eventually defeated with the help of King Saul from Israel.  The Hyksos / Amalekites were forced to leave Egypt.  Ahmose I, brother of Kahmose, son of Seqenenre, became the first pharaoh of the New Kingdom / 18th dynasty. It was Saul who captured Apopi II alive and all but anihilated the Hyksos / Amalekites after they left Egypt.  Apopi II was taken to Samuel who put him to death.[4]

Biblical References

1Samuel 15:1-341Samuel 15:20-34

Links

[John D Keyser  The downfall of Egypt and the Amalekites of the Bible.]

[Ages in Chaos Immanuel Velikovski]

References

  1. [1] John D Keyser  The downfall of Egypt and the Amalekites of the Bible
  2. [1Samuel 15:1-34 ] 1Sam 15:1-34  Saul Defeats the Amalekites
  3. [1Samuel 15:20-34 ] 1Sam 15:20-34  Agag captured alive by Saul and put to death by Samuel
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ages in Chaos Immanuel Velikovski Ages in Chaos.

Chronicle of the Pharaohs  The Reign by reign record of the rulers and dynasties of Ancient Egypt.  Peter A Clayton.  Thames and Hudson 2006  ISBN 978-0-500-28628-9


Hyksos  – Amalekites  – Amu

Egypt was destabilised when Moses (Amenemhet IV) went into exile as there was nobody to continue the 12th dynasty. When Amenemhet III died, his daughter Sobeknefru had to become pharaoh.  She only lived for 4 years (possibly 8 years) and when she died, the 12th dynasty ended.

Egypt suffered massive losses 40 years later under Neferhotep as a result of the Exodus (1446BC).  This brought about the end of the 13th dynasty. Egypt became vulnerable to invasion as a result of plagues and the loss of it’s leader, it’s army, it’s slaves and it’s chariots.

The Hyksos seem to have invaded Egypt shortly after the Exodus.  They may even have crossed paths with the departing Israelites shortly after they crossed the Red Sea. [1]

The Hyksos took over and ruled Lower Egypt for the next 400 yrs (the second intermediate period).  The Hyksos were ‘foreigners’ to Egypt and are thought to have originated in Arabia.  The word ‘Hyksos’ means ‘Foreigner’.  They were able to take over Lower Egypt with very little resistance.  [2]

Manetho attributes 4 dynasties to the Hykos (dynasties 14-17). [1]  Dynasties 15 -16, at least, were synonymous with Hyksos rule of Lower Egypt.  [3]

The 17th dynasty was contemporay with the 16th dynasty; but in a different part of the country (Upper Egypt).

The Hyksos were eventually defeated in an uprising lead by the family of Ahmose I from Upper Egypt.  Ahmose I lost his father Seqenenre and his brother Kahmose fighting the Hyksos.  The Hyksos were forced to leave Egypt and Ahmose I (Nebpehtyre) became the first pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (which was the beginning of New Kingdom of Egypt as it is known).  Ahmose I became the pharaoh at a very young age and was coregent with his mother Queen Aahotep in the early part of his reign.

As the Hyksos were leaving Egypt and looking for a new home, they appear to have had another encounter with the Israelites when Saul and David were ruling. [1]

The rule of the Hyksos constitutes most of Egypt’s second intermediate period (when foreigners ruled between the end of the Middle Kingdom (12-13th dynasty) and the beginning of the New Kingdom (18th dynasty)).

The Hyksos ruled in Lower Egypt for a period of around 400 years starting soon after the 13th dynasty when the Exodus of the Jews occurred. This period is contemporary with the Israelites  40 years in the wilderness and the time of the Judges in Israel. It fits with the Hyksos being the Amalekites of the Bible in every respect.

The Amalekites / Hyksos were rulers that had Egyptian slaves. 1Samuel 30:13

The Amalekites / Hyksos came up from Egypt and attacked the Israelites with the Midianites and Philistines during the period of the Judges. 1Samuel 15:2 Judges 6:1-10 Judges 10:1-18

The Israelites had encounters with the Hyksos / Amalekites at the beginning and end of the second intermediate period. Exodus 17:8-16 1Samuel 15:1-341Samuel 27:1-12 1Samuel 30:1-31

The Hyksos were the Amalekites of the Bible

Egypt was destabilised when Moses (Amenemhet IV) went into exile as there was nobody to continue the 12th dynasty. When Amenemhet III died, his daughter Sobeknefru had to become pharaoh.  She only lived for 4 years (possibly 8 years) and when she died, the 12th dynasty ended.

Egypt suffered massive losses 40 years later under Neferhotep as a result of the Exodus (1446BC).  This brought about the end of the 13th dynasty.  Egypt became vulnerable to invasion as a result of plagues and the loss of it’s leader, it’s army, it’s slaves and it’s chariots.

The Hyksos seem to have invaded Egypt shortly after the Exodus.  They may even have crossed paths with the departing Israelites shortly after they crossed the Red Sea. [3]

As the Israelites were leaving Egypt, the met up with the Hyksos (Amalekites) as they were leaving.  The Amalekites attacked them but Joshua and his men prevailed as Moses held his arms up for the men to see on top of a hill.  The Amalekites passed by but Moses prophesied that they would always be at war with Israel until their final destruction. Exodus 17:8-16Numbers 24:20

The Hyksos took over and ruled Lower Egypt for the next 400 yrs (the second intermediate period).  The Hyksos were ‘foreigners’ to Egypt and are thought to have originated in Arabia.  The word ‘Hyksos’ means ‘Foreigner’.  They were able to take over Lower Egypt with very little resistance.  [4]

The Bible records that the Amalekites (Hyksos) would often attack Israel during the time of the Judges along with other nations such as MidianJudges 6:1-10Judges 10:1-18Judges 12:15

The ancient historian Manetho attributes 4 dynasties to the Hykos (dynasties 14-17). [3]  Dynasties 15 -16, at least, were synonymous with Hyksos rule of Lower Egypt.

The 17th dynasty was contemporay with the 16th dynasty; but in a different part of the country (Upper Egypt).

Seqenenre, the father of Ahmose I lead an uprising starting in Upper Egypt forcing the Hyksos to leave Egypt heading North.

As the Hyksos were leaving Egypt and looking for a new home, they appear to have had another encounter with the Israelites when Saul and David were ruling.

Saul attacked the Amalekites / Hyksos as instructed by Samuel the last Judge of Israel.  He defeated them all the way from Havilah to Shur, near the eastern border of Egypt, not sparing any.  Saul did, however, captured the Hyksos (Amalekite) king alive (his name was Agag) and he kept their cattle as plunder.  Agag was brought to Samuel who put him to death but he was not happy with Saul for not following his instructions fully.  1Samuel 15:1-34

Later, at a time when David was fleeing from Saul, he was living in Philistine territory he raided the Geshurites, the Girzites and the Amalekites. From ancient times these peoples had lived in the land extending to Shur and Egypt. Whenever David attacked an area, he did not leave a man or woman alive, but took sheep and cattle, donkeys and camels, and clothes.  1Samuel 27:1-12

Once David’s camp was raided by some Amalekites (Hyksos) and his wives, sons and daughters were taken captive.  David and his band of 400men pursued the Amalekites and recovered all that was stolen and completely destroyed the Amalekites taking their herds as plunder.  1Samuel 30:1-31

In another battle with the Philistines Saul was critically injured but it was an Amalekite (Hyksos) that found him and helped finish him off.  1Samuel 31:1-13

The Amalekite who killed Saul took proof to David and was slain for his efforts.  2Samuel 1:1-16

David eventually wiped out the final remnants of the Amalekites in Israel and dedicated the plunder to the LORD; God of the Israelites.  2Samuel 8:8-131Chronicles 4:43

Biblical References

Exodus 17:8-16

Numbers 24:20

Judges 6:1-10

Judges 10:1-18

Judges 12:15

1Samuel 30:13

1Samuel 15:3

1Samuel 15:18

1Samuel 15:1-34

1Samuel 27:1-12

1Samuel 30:1-31

1Samuel 31:1-13

2Samuel 1:1-16

2Samuel 8:8-13

1Chronicles 4:43

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Hykoso identified  Terry Hurlbut http://www.examiner.com/article/the-hyksos-identified
  2. Who were the Hyksos? Save-Soderbergh, t. (1951) The Hyksos rule in Egypt, The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Egypt Exploration Society.
  3.    Peter A Clayton  Chronicle of the Pharaohs  The Reign by reign record of the rulers and dynasties of Ancient Egypt.  Thames and Hudson 2006  ISBN 978-0-500-28628-9

Unwrapping the Pharaohs  How Egyptian Archaeology confirms the Biblical Timeline.  John Ashton & David Down.  Master Books 2006.  ISBN 978-0-89051-468-9ISBN 0-89051-468-2

Chronicle of the Pharaohs  The Reign by reign record of the rulers and dynasties of Ancient Egypt.  Peter A Clayton.  Thames and Hudson 2006  ISBN 978-0-500-28628-9

[Roger Henry.  Synchronized Chronology Rethinking Middle East Antiquity]

Links

[Debbie Hurn - The Amelekites - Were they the Hyksos?]

[John D Keyser  The downfall of Egypt and the Amelekites of the Bible.]

[Ralph S Pacini  In search of Amelek.]

[The time of the Judges in the Promised Land]

[Chart - The period of the Judges and the Amelekite / Hysos occupation of Egypt.]

[Terry Hurlbut  The Hyksos Identified]

[Save-Soderbergh, T.  Who were the Hyksos?




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