David F.: When was Arkenaten born? ************* M*W: I should have checked on this and posted it with my previous post. Here's some other info I have on Moses: Moses and Akhenaten had the same parents. During the last year of his pharaonic reign, Moses had been in power for 17 years. It was the 17th year of his reign that he was deposed by his brother/cousin Aaron who was only in power for 3 years. Following Aaron, Moses' son, King Tut became pharaoh and was in power for 9 years. Moses/Akenhaten/Amenhotep IV had a co-regency rule with his father, Amenhotep III. It was Moses' fervent worship of the Sun=God Aten that caused him to flee from Egypt. The Egyptians no longer wanted to believe in the Sun-God, but all their various and sundry gods which included the solar system, planets, moons, etc. The Exodus occurred toward the end of the 18th dynasty. The scholars I am reading say Moses was born in Zarw where both Moses And Akenaten were born. So, I may have spoken too soon about Moses being born in Heliopolis. Due to the mores of the day, it's possible that Miriam, Mosoes' sister was also his mother. When Moses set out to flee Egypt, he was only 18 years old. The date of his birth can be determined by the date of the Exodus and Moses' age at that time. Moses fled to Midian on Sinai (within Egypt) as he never made it to the Promised Land across the sea from Egypt. His people were trying to assassinate him for his belief in the Sun-God. Nefertiti was Moses' first wife who died prior to the Exodus. Moses then spent some time. The priest of Midian had seven daughters. Moses spent some time in the priest's tent, and the priest offered Moses one of his daughters called Zipporah and she bore Moses a son who was named Gershon. A new pharaoh had come to the throne and brought misery to the Habiru tribe who believed in the Sun-God as did Moses. The 'Lord' that appeared to Moses in the burning bush on the mountaintop was probably set afire because of the dryness of the bush and was ignited by the heat of the sun who Moses thought was God. I suppose in Moses' mind, he saw that burning bush as an act of his God, the Sun, but how can that be proven literally or was Moses feeling the affects of the heat as well? Now, there's something peculiar to what the Lord was supposed to have told Moses (to take the Israelites out of Egypt). What's strange about this is that the sun worshippers were called Habiru, and it is these people Moses wanted to free from the 'bondage' of forced belief in many everyday gods in Egypt. When Moses was on the mountaintop, he believed the sun to be talking to him, because this was his belief! The sun spoke to Moses in the Egyptian language -- not Hebrew. Besides, there were NO Israelites at this time, just a small tribe of Habiru! Moses must have written the Pentateuch on his sojourn in the desert, after all it allegedly took at least two generations of people to make it to the Promised Land. Moses never made it. The question is, how did the Pentateuch become the Hebrew Torah unless Moses' writings were translated from Egyptian to Hebrew in the Promised Land? I'd like to include more, but I have some business I need to take care of this afternoon. I look forward to your reply.