Did Israel live in Egypt during the 12th dynasty ?

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Richard777, Jan 12, 2019 at 10:16 PM.

  1. Richard777 Registered Member

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    There may be evidence to suggest that Hebrews were living in Egypt as free people during the earlier part of the twelfth dynasty.

    An Egyptian official named Khnumhotep is believed to have lived during the reign of pharaohs Amenemhet II and Senusret II.

    His tomb contains paintings of everyday life in Egypt. Two scenes show Semetic people (possibly Israelites) offering gifts (tribute, or tithes, or taxes) to Egyptian scribes. At this time the Hebrews were not enslaved. One scene includes women and children. This agrees with the scriptural account that the Israelites “became fruitful and began to increase greatly, and they kept on multiplying and growing mightier at an extraordinary rate” (Exodus 1:7). It would be unusual if this scene did not include children.

    The scene probably represents occasions familiar to Khnumhotep.

    Reference; http://newstuff77.weebly.com page; 14 12th Dynasty
     
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  3. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Can we distinguish between residents and merchants/ambassadors/etc.? No.

    Even if they were actually there we'd still have to flesh out the rest of the story, including the supernatural events, like the plagues.

    It therefore follows that this is not important news.
     
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  5. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    after a little reading on some Egyptian stuff i noticed there was quite a bit of modern documented destruction of carvings & art, historical content etc etc by the following new pharaoh.
    massive art-works left half complete after 1 pharaoh had died... etc etc...



    when the infant mortality was probably around 25%
    childhood mortality was probably around 45%

    subsistence farming & constant genocidal war tactics holds down population growth.

    that's not beginning to mention the ideas around medical technology, ancestral word of mouth herbalist medicines etc.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khnum..._sStA_and_control_of_information_by_the_state

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khnumhotep_and_Niankhkhnum#Manicurists,_hairdressers,_and_adorners

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  7. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    Have you just imagined this from this evidence? How can I comment when you don't show the evidence?
     

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