MOSES VS. AMENHOTEP IV
David Rohl calculated a timeline for his research based on the astrological records of the Egyptians who, let’s face it, kept much better records and placed Exodus somewhere around 1440 BC. Obviously this isn’t the timeline for Ramasees II as is generally thought but I promise you it is a much better fit. This also puts us in line with Manetho, the famous priest and scribe who wrote Aegyptica(History of Egypt).
The famous researcher Gardner also agreed with this line of thinking arguing that Moses, or Mosis, actually denoted a title meaning the “true heir” and was given to Amenhotep IV by the Israelites. This obscure Pharaoh was actually so hated by the priesthood at the time that they tried to wipe his name from the history books completely.
After closing various temples devoted to the multiple God’s of Egypt, Amenhotep IV built new ones to honor the unknown Aten. He even changed his name to Akhenaten which means “glorious Spirit of the Aten.” Aten is the Egyptian equivalent of the Hebrew Adom, meaning Universal God, or one true God. Couple his religious beliefs with his background and a new picture emerges.
Amenhotep IV was floated down river in a basket to hide him from the Pharaoh who would see him as a pretender to the throne born of his second wife Tiye. So the midwives snuck him away to be nursed by Tey who raised him as her own amongst the Israelites. After receiving a religious education at Heliopolis- where Pythagoras would later study- he married his half-sister Nefertiti thus putting him back in line for said throne.
If Moses actually was Akhenaten it would help explain why Hebrew and Egyptian history is so intertwined. Egyptians had Aten worship suppressed and any mention of this Pharaoh destroyed whereas the Israelites used the story as a classic example of the continuous contest between good and evil we see in Exodus.
One thing is for certain, this was the first time in recorded history where such a clear line in the sand was drawn between pantheism and monotheism. The ancient Egyptians found the concept of an Everlasting God so shocking and reviling that they were willing to wipe out an entire civilization. But why?
EHYER ASHER EHYER
The name generally translated as “I am that I am,” or “I am who I am” remains a sacred mystery. That is because it contains a part of the verb asher- to be in a way which can refer to the past, present and future. It’s the context of the sentence which reveals which one of these three tenses is being referenced. Unfortunately, there is almost no context. So what exactly is being conveyed here?
On the surface God is saying “I was, am, will be WHO was, am, will be,” but the subtle underlying meaning seems to be that eternal part of us that lives within. “I (God) am that sense of I (within yourselves).”
While this hardly seems worthy of driving men to genocidal fury let’s think of what those implications would’ve meant to Ancient Egyptians. They had a highly developed sense of their own individual Spirit-self which they called Isis. Much like the Hellenistic Greeks used the term Sophia the ancient Egyptians believed this represented both the human Spirit and the Divine from which they came. She was seen as a guide that lead to higher states of consciousness. When speaking of Isis the Greek priest Plutarch said “I am all; that which has been, that which is, & that which will come into being.” Sound familiar?
Now then, you have this extremely profound Spirital truth being conveyed that flies in the face of everything you believe. You’ve just been told that your entire concept of possibly reaching Godhood is a lie. They also claim that it’s THEIR GOD, not your Spiritual self that you feel within yourself. How do you react? Violently.
See, the Egyptians had long since held the belief that they are Divine and not simply connected through the Divine by God living within them. This was a very revolutionary idea at the time and it wasn’t exactly easy for some to accept. Was it worthy of genocide? Maybe. What we can be sure of is that there is a spiritual lesson here that we can all benefit from.
PRAY FROM A PLACE OF AUTHORITY
The “I AM” presence is divinity within you. There is a part of you that God literally resides in. We aren’t connected to the Divine, we are- in part- Divine. What is often referred to as the still small voice is in fact the Holy Spirit within us. This in no way, shape or form is meant to imply that we are gods it simply means God is within us. That being said we should ALWAYS pray from that place of authority. Your words have a potent & powerful manifesting ability. That “sense” of demanding is God working through you. If life truly does give whatever you ask for then ask with authority. Ask knowing it yours.
It should be clear to all my readers by now that I greatly enjoy speculation. A great deal of my spiritual development has been question driven. Does that mean that I’ve got all the answers? Hardly. In fact, I’ve come to believe that spirituality is completely subjective and up to the individual to interpret in their own right. I will, however, continue to ask questions. I will continue to share the knowledge I receive.
I have really enjoyed researching this alternative view of the Biblical patriarch Moses. If it ends up being disproved I will gladly accept that too. After all, I believe it was Winston Churchill who said “eating words has never given me indigestion.” Thank you all so much for your time. Take care guys.