It is very strange and disgusting how historians (Jews and gentiles) are willing to dismiss the Biblical record of history and accept the erroneous and unverified one created by an Egyptian priest called Manetho. c 323BCE.
To impress the Greek conquerors regarding the antiquity of Egypt, Manetho wrote “Aegyptiaca” (History of Egypt) in which he divided the rulers into dynasties (or ruling houses) which forms the basis of the modern system of dating Ancient Egypt. He divided Egyptian history in 18 dynasties.
Before Manetho there was no such record of dynasties of Egypt especially since Egyptians did not record the sequence of their Pharaohs like the Israelites.
The Biblical record of Israelite history from Exodus till their exile flows like a river sequentially recording the dates of the coming of their kings, their deaths and the next kings. The maximum error in the whole of Biblical records of their leaders and their kings spanning over 1000 years may amount to 10 years.
Let me give you one of the most outstanding examples~
1 Kings 6:1 “In the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites came out of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, the second month, he began to build the temple of the Lord.
According to historians, Solomon became king in 967 BCE. Add 480 years to this date, the result is 1447 BCE being the actual date of the EXODUS.
No historian of worth past or present would agree to c.1447 BCE as the date of the Exodus because according to different schools of thought it occurred between 1208 to 1236 BCE.
Almost all historians consider the ten plagues as myths thus misleading humanity into believing that only the Bible contains the story of the plagues while deliberately ignoring the fact that there is an EYEWITNESS record of these plagues written by an Egyptian called Ipwer.
His record is held at the Leiden museum in the Netherlands called: Admonitions of Ipwer (Papyrus Ipwer). It is written not as an allegory of the past or the future but of the PRESENT in the life of Ipwer himself.
It is the only document in the history of Egypt that tells of the following cataclysmic events befalling Egypt of his days:
|IPUWER PAPYRUS – LEIDEN 344||EXODUS – BIBLE|
|2:5-6 Plague is throughout the land. Blood is everywhere.
2:10 The river is blood.
2:10 Men shrink from tasting – human beings, and thirst after water
3:10-13 That is our water! That is our happiness! What shall we do in respect thereof? All is ruin.
|7:20 …all the waters of the river were turned to blood.
7:21 …there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt …and the river stank.
7:24 And all the Egyptians dug around the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river.
|2:10 Forsooth, gates, columns and walls are consumed by fire.
10:3-6 Lower Egypt weeps… The entire palace is without its revenues. To it belong [by right] wheat and barley, geese and fish
6:3 Forsooth, grain has perished on every side.
5:12 Forsooth, that has perished which was yesterday seen. The land is left over to its weariness like the cutting of flax.
|9:23-24 …and the fire ran along the ground… there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous.
9:25 …and the hail smote every herb of the field, and broke every tree of the field.
9:31-32 …and the flax and the barley was smitten; for the barley was in season, and flax was ripe.
But the wheat and the rye were not smitten; for they were not grown up.
10:15 …there remained no green things in the trees, or in the herbs of the fields, through all the land of Egypt.
|5:5 All animals, their hearts weep. Cattle moan…
9:2-3 Behold, cattle are left to stray, and there is none to gather them together.
|9:3 …the hand of the Lord is upon thy cattle which is in the field… and there shall be a very grievous sickness.
9:19 …gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field…
9:21 And he that did not fear the word of the Lord left his servants and cattle in the field.
|9:11 The land is without light||10:22 And there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt.|
|4:3 (5:6) Forsooth, the children of princes are dashed against the walls.
6:12 Forsooth, the children of princes are cast out in the streets.
6:3 The prison is ruined.
2:13 He who places his brother in the ground is everywhere.
3:14 It is groaning throughout the land, mingled with lamentations
|12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive that was in the prison.
12:30 …there was not a house where there was not one dead.
12:30 …there was a great cry in Egypt.
|7:1 Behold, the fire has mounted up on high. Its burning goes forth against the enemies of the land.||13:21 … by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night.|
|3:2 Gold and lapis lazuli, silver and malachite, carnelian and bronze… are fastened on the neck of female slaves.||12:35-36 …and they requested from the Egyptians, silver and gold articles and clothing. And God made the Egyptians favour them and they granted their request. [The Israelites] thus drained Egypt of its wealth.|
Only the Bible and Ipwer mention the “River is Blood” in all of recorded history.
Yet historians are in denial because they insist the Papyrus was written at least two centuries earlier as an apocalyptic story. They refuse to accept that the Biblical history should have been and should be the foundation of Middle Eastern as well as Egyptian histories although it is a FACT that archaeologists excavated the Middle East with one hand carrying the Bible and the other a spade.
Someday, some historian or archaeologist with a backbone and Politically Incorrect will shake the foundations of so called Egyptian history by pointing out the enormous errors, discrepancies and historical dislocations that fill their record