MOSES THE HIGH PRIEST OF AMEN AND A VIZIER OF NORTHERN(UPPER)EGYPT
IS IN A POWER STRUGGLE WITH THE PHAROAH
In this story we find “Mose” responsible for the death of an Egyptian official and in a position of power and influence.
He is a leader/member of a religious faction attempting to take the Pharoanic throne.
He fails and is driven out of Egypt by the successful Pharoah
THE STORY OF MOSES IN EGYPT
the chief foreman of Deir el-Medina, a certain Neferhotep, was killed in the reign of king Amenmesse on the orders of a certain ‘Msy’ who was either Amenmesse himself or one of this king’s agents, according to Papyrus Salt 124
Neferhotep, one of the two chief workmen of the Deir el Medina necropolis, had been replaced by Paneb, his troublesome son-in-law. Many crimes were alleged by Neferhotep’s brother—Amennakhte—against Paneb in a violently worded indictment preserved in papyrus now in the British Museum. If Amennakhte’s testimony can be trusted, Paneb had allegedly stolen stone from the tomb of Seti II while still working on its completion—for the embellishment of his own tomb—besides purloining or damaging other property belonging to that monarch. Paneb was also accused of trying to kill Neferhotep, his adopted father-in-law, despite being educated by the latter and after the murder of Neferhotep by ‘the enemy,’ Paneb had reportedly bribed the Vizier Pra’emhab in order to usurp his father’s office. Whatever the truth of these accusations, it is clear that Thebes was going through very troubled times. There are references elsewhere to a ‘war’ that had occurred during these years, but it is obscure to what this word alludes, perhaps to no more than internal disturbances and discontent. Neferhotep had complained of Paneb’s attacks on himself to the vizier Amenmose, presumably a predecessor of Pra’emhab, whereupon Amenmose had punished Paneb. This trouble-maker had then brought a complaint before ‘Mose’ (i.e.: ‘Msy’), who then acted to remove Pra’emhab from his office. Evidently this ‘Mose’ must have been a person of the highest importance, perhaps the king Amenmesse himself or a senior ally of the king.
THIS FACTION LOOSES THE POWER STRUGGLE TO NORTHERN PHAROAHS
THE RISE OF THE PHAROAH SEKNAKHTE IN THE NORTH
“He was Khepri-Set, when he is enraged; he set in order the entire land which had been rebellious; he slew the rebels who were in the land of Egypt; he cleansed the great throne of Egypt; he was ruler of the Two Lands, on the throne of Atum.
James H. Breasted, Ancient Records of Egypt, Vol No.4,(1906), pp.198-199
THE PHAROAH SEKNAKTHE EXPELLS THE ASIATICS (SEMITES)
Setnakhte stele: pharaoh Setnakhte presents an offering to the god Amun.
A MAJOR PLOT TO BRING THE HYKSOS SET WORSHIPPING (AS MALE FERTILITY/CANAANITE) PHAROAHS BACK BUT UNDER PRIESTLY AMEN RULE.
IS DEFEATED BY THE EGYPTIAN SET WORSHIPPING (AS HERO OF RA/EGYPTIAN) PHAROAH
Setnakhte’s royal Elephantine stela on the island of Elephantine
“from the second (?) year of Pharaoh Sethnakht, founder of the XXth Dynasty …, dating in absolute chronology from the first or second decade of the 12th century B.C.E. …, the political situation in Egypt … was marred by the enigmatic intervention of Asiatics … who were approached and bribed by a faction of Egyptians … who revolted against another faction … who remained loyal to Sethnakht.”
Sethnakht overcame the plot and drove the Asiatics from Egypt.
THERE ARE MANY BIBLICAL SIMILARITIES
Setnakhte’s Elephantine stela touches on this chaotic period and refers explicitly to the expulsion of certain Asiatics, who fled Egypt, abandoning the gold which they looted from Egyptian temples behind. Setnakhte identified with the God Atum or Temu, and built a temple to this God at Per-Atum (Biblical Pithom)
The Papyrus Harris I also describes “the Syrian-Palestinian usurpation of Egypt” as well as the “desolate conditions” that held sway prior to Ramses III. According to the papyrus, the Asiatics were led by “someone called Irsa,”
There is a strong resemblance between the items offered as bribes by the rebels to the Asiatics in the Levant and the items described in Exodus taken by the Israelites from the Egyptians:
“And it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty; but every woman shall ask of her neighbor, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment; and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.”
BUT IT DOES SEEM THEY MANAGED TO RUN OFF WITH A “WAS SEPTRE” (SET STAFF/ ROD OF AARON)
BUT THEY HAD TO MAKE A NEW CHEST OF ANUBIS(ARK OF THE COVENANT)
NON-EGYPTIAN EVIDENCE OF AN EXODUS
Apion (20s BC – c. 45 AD), Graeco-Egyptian grammarian, sophist and commentator on Homer, was born at the Siwa Oasis, and flourished in the first half of the 1st century AD, identifies a second exodus mentioned by Manetho when a renegade Egyptian priest called Osarseph led 80,000 “lepers” to rebel against Egypt at the end of the 19th Dynasty (12th century). Then Apion additionally combines these with the Biblical Exodus, even alleges that this heretic priest changed his name to Moses.
SET WORSHIPPERS RETAKE AVAIRS AND INVITE THE HYKSOS BACK
Osarsiph Seizes the Throne
It is to Flavius Josephus, the Roman Jew who transmitted certain fragments of Egyptian history to the modern world, that we will turn for further hints about the person of Moses. In Against Apion, and in the process of trying to refute certain statements of Manetho, Josephus tells us the following:
Manetho therefore had acknowledged that the his Hyksos forefathers were gone out of Egypt so many years ago,
FATHER OF MOSES AMEN-RA
Amram, the father of Moses according to the bible
Moses was simply the Egyptian word for child ,or born of, such as Ah-mose, Thut-mose, and Ra-mose (Ramses)
THUS ” MOSES” IS NAMED AFTER A GOD THAT CANNOT BE NAMED BY THE UNINITIATED
SETMOSES WOULD FIT THIS DESCRIPTION,
SET IS ALSO THE SON OF AMEN
SET IS WORSHIPPED BY THE HYKSOS
SET IS WORSHIPPED AS BAAL IN CANAAN
MOSES PLANS A COUP
USING THE GODS TO SOW DOUBT AND COVER HIS PLANS
“how this namesake(Amenmesse) of his told him that he might see the gods, if he would clear the whole country of the lepers and of the other impure people; that the king was pleased with this injunction, and got together all that had any defect in their bodies out of Egypt; and that their number was eighty thousand; whom he sent to those quarries which are on the east side of the Nile, that they might work in them, and might be separated from the rest of the Egyptians.”
SOME PRIESTS ARE INVOLVED
He says further, that “there were some of the learned priests that were polluted with the leprosy; but that still this Amenophis, the wise man and the prophet, was afraid that the gods would be angry at him and at the king, if there should appear to have been violence offered them; who also added this further, (out of his sagacity about futurities,) that certain people would come to the assistance of these polluted wretches, and would conquer Egypt, and keep it in their possession thirteen years; that, however, he durst not tell the king of these things, but that he left a writing behind him about all those matters, and then slew himself, which made the king disconsolate.”
MOSES RETAKES AVAIRS ,THE CITY OF SET
EGYPTIANS SUN WORSHIPPERS WOULD REFER TO IT AS PI-RAMESSE
THE BIBLE CLAIMS THE HEBREWS LEFT EGYPT FROM PI-RAMESSE
After which he writes thus verbatim: “After those that were sent to work in the quarries had continued in that miserable state for a long while, the king was desired that he would set apart the city Avaris, which was then left desolate of the shepherds, for their habitation and protection; which desire he granted them. Now this city, according to the ancient theology, was Typho’s city.
MOSES TAKES CHARGE OF THE CITY
A SACRED RED HEFFER IS SLAUGHTERED?
EGYPTIANS SUN WORSHIPPERS WOULD CALL THIS THE APIS BULL AND WORSHIP IT
THE POPULATION AND PRIESTHOOD ARE SLAUGHTERED
But when these men were gotten into it, and found the place fit for a revolt, they appointed themselves a ruler out of the priests of Heliopolis, whose name was Osarsiph, and they took their oaths that they would be obedient to him in all things. He then, in the first place, made this law for them, that they should neither worship the Egyptian gods, nor should abstain from any one of those sacred animals which they have in the highest esteem, but kill and destroy them all; that they should join themselves to nobody but to those that were of this confederacy.
WAR IS DELCARED AGAINST THE EGYPTIAN PHAROAH
When he had made such laws as these, and many more such as were mainly opposite to the customs of the Egyptians, he gave order that they should use the multitude of the hands they had in building walls about their City, and make themselves ready for a war with king Amenophis, while he did himself take into his friendship the other priests, and those that were polluted with them,
THE SET WORSHIPPING HYKSOS ARE INVITED BACK
BY THE “EGYPTIAN LEPER” SET WORSHIPPING FACTION
and sent ambassadors to those shepherds who had been driven out of the land by Tefilmosis to the city called Jerusalem; whereby he informed them of his own affairs, and of the state of those others that had been treated after such an ignominious manner, and desired that they would come with one consent to his assistance in this war against Egypt.
WEALTH POWER AND RICHES ARE PROMISED AS WELL AS THE PHAROANIC CROWN
He also promised that he would, in the first place, bring them back to their ancient city and country Avaris, and provide a plentiful maintenance for their multitude; that he would protect them and fight for them as occasion should require, and would easily reduce the country under their dominion. These shepherds were all very glad of this message, and came away with alacrity all together, being in number two hundred thousand men; and in a little time they came to Avaris.
THE EGYPTIAN PHAROAH RETREATS TO SOUTHERN(UPPER) EGYPT
And now Amenophis the king of Egypt, upon his being informed of their invasion, was in great confusion, as calling to mind what Amenophis, the son of Papis, had foretold him; and, in the first place, he assembled the multitude of the Egyptians, and took counsel with their leaders, and sent for their sacred animals to him, especially for those that were principally worshipped in their temples, and gave a particular charge to the priests distinctly, that they should hide the images of their gods with the utmost care he also sent his son Sethos, who was also named Ramesses, from his father Rhampses, being but five years old, to a friend of his. He then passed on with the rest of the Egyptians, being three hundred thousand of the most warlike of them, against the enemy, who met them. Yet did he not join battle with them; but thinking that would be to fight against the gods, he returned back and came to Memphis, where he took Apis and the other sacred animals which he had sent for to him, and presently marched into Ethiopia, together with his whole army and multitude of Egyptians; for the king of Ethiopia was under an obligation to him, on which account he received him, and took care of all the multitude that was with him, while the country supplied all that was necessary for the food of the men. He also allotted cities and villages for this exile, that was to be from its beginning during those fatally determined thirteen years. Moreover, he pitched a camp for his Ethiopian army, as a guard to king Amenophis, upon the borders of Egypt. And this was the state of things in Ethiopia.
THE HYKSOS BRING BARABARISM AND SLAUGHTER TO NORTH EGYPT …AGAIN
But for the people of Jerusalem, when they came down together with the polluted Egyptians, they treated the men in such a barbarous manner, that those who saw how they subdued the forementioned country, and the horrid wickedness they were guilty of, thought it a most dreadful thing; for they did not only set the cities and villages on fire but were not satisfied till they had been guilty of sacrilege, and destroyed the images of the gods, and used them in roasting those sacred animals that used to be worshipped, and forced the priests and prophets to be the executioners and murderers of those animals, and then ejected them naked out of the country. It was also reported that the priest, who ordained their polity and their laws, was by birth of Heliopolis, and his name Osarsiph, from Osyris, who was the god of Heliopolis; but that when he was gone over to these people, his name was changed, and he was called Moses.”
This is what the Egyptians relate about the Jews, with much more, which I omit for the sake of brevity.
THE HYKSOS INVADERS ARE DRIVEN OUT OF EGYPT BY PHAROAH
But still Manetho goes on, that “after this, Amenophis returned back from Ethiopia with a great army, as did his son Rhampses with another army also, and that both of them joined battle with the shepherds and the polluted people, and beat them, and slew a great many of them, and pursued them to the bounds of Syria.”
…AND SO IS THE GOD SET!!
HE GETS RELACED WITH THOTH
ANUBIS ,SET’S SON,IS RELACED BY OSIRIS
Clearly, Sethos was Seti I;
Rhampses, his son Ramses II.
Amenophis, whom Josephus insists was mythological, was Merneptah, the father of
Thermuthis/Tausret and whose victories in Palestine are commemorated on the Israel Stele; And
Sethos/Ramesses was Seti II.
Osarsiph must therefore have been the usurper Amenmesse, and what Manetho is claiming is no less than that Amenmesse was Moses.
Amenmesse simply seizes Egypt with the help of his Hyksos allies and drives Merneptah into exile in “Ethiopia,” the Cush of the Masoretic Text
Clearly, this does not agree with the biblical account, nor does it fit our revised chronology, but it does explain certain aspects of the political conditions that allowed Moses to pull off what he did a generation later.For it was Merneptah’s excursion into Palestine that finally cleared the playing field of the Hyksos, whoever they may have been, driving them to the borders of Syria and placing authority over the region in the hands of the Egyptians where it remained until the murder of Ramses III. In the Egyptian political sphere, it demonstrates the ability of a priest to overthrow the government of Egypt.
SET BELIEF IS DEMONISED BY THE 20TH DYNASTY
Sepermeru is perhaps of most interest to modern Egyptologists because of its status as one of the chief ancient Egyptian cult centers of Seth, along with the cities of Ombos, Nagada, and Avaris . It is thought that the cult of Seth waned considerably after Dynasty XX, due to the increasing “demonization” of this deity and his association with territories and priorities increasingly considered foreign to the general interests of Egypt.
Throughout history Seth’s reputation grew steadily worse, until he became Seth, the abominable. In the Book of victory over Seth the god is expelled from Egypt. Magic is invoked against him, his effigy is burned, and he is delivered to the Devourer. Even his mother Nut is driven to repudiate her son:
They are expelling (you, who) is of evil disposition
and throw you in your badness into the land of the Asiatics.
Egypt, loyal to Horus, organized your slaughter;
your grief is repeated. They deliver you to the Devourer.
BY THE 22ND DYNASTY ALL REFERENCES TO SET ON TEMPLES HAD BEEN REPLACED
By the 22nd Dynasty, Set was equated with his old enemy, Apep, and his images on temples were replaced with those of Sobek or Thoth. a late inscription in the Ptolemaic temple of Horus at Edfu makes reference to “Seth of Sepermeru,” albeit with an insulting caveat that the god’s canals in this district had become “dried-up and useless” (cf. P. Wilson, A Ptolemaic Lexikon, p. 827).
Most modern popular misconceptions of Set come from Plutarch’s secondary source interpretations of Set (via the writings of Herodotus et al.), long after Set’s demonization (circa 100 A.D., Roman Period in Egypt).
SO WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS…
MOSES A PRIEST OF AMEN/SET
FAILS TO PLACE HIS MAN ON THE THRONE AND IS RUN OUT OF TOWN
MOSES SEEMS TO BE AN AMEN/SET POLYTHEIST
AND IT WAS THE HYKSOS MISRULE AND THIS LATER INVASION THAT LEAD TO THE GOD SET BEING EXPELLED AND EXCORSICED FROM EGYPT
WITH THE EXPULSION OF THE GOD SET OUT OF EGYPT AND INTO CANAAN
WE SEE IN CANAAN, THE BIRTH OF THE “POLYTHEISTIC” KINGDOM OF ISRAEL
the “sons of God” who appear in Genesis 6:2 are identified as the children of Seth(Set), and the “daughters of men” as women descended from Cain(Canaan), who successfully tempt most of the Sethites to come down from their mountain and join the Cainites in the valley below, under the instigation of Genun son of Lamech.
THIS IS THE BIBLICAL EXODUS
THIS IS WHY NO-ONE EVER MENTIONS THE EGYPTIAN GOD SET AND HIS FALL AND EXPULSION FROM EGYPT
FOR THE FULL STORY CHECK
THE INVENTION OF ABRAHAMIC MONOTHEISM PART 1
THE INVENTION OF JUDAISM