This course reviews the various if, when, and who facts and theories regarding Exodus and Moses focused on Pentateuch era Biblical Egyptology. Uniquely, the instructor translates hieroglyphs so the student can read critical artifact inscriptions and make intelligent self determinations!
The debates about statues, steles and artifacts are discussed including which Pharaoh was most likely associated with the Egyptian “Israelites” immigration, their enslavement and ultimate departure. You will be introduced to ancient authors like Artapanus, Manetho, and Josephus and their quotations such as: “…he was from Heliopolis and when he led his people he changed his name to Moses…”
The course reviews current “Exodus” TV episodes and books. A dutiful student will be able to confidently discuss these and other issues as expected of a seminary graduate. The interfaith course is appropriate for anyone with an academic interest in one of the most fascinating subjects in archeology, books and motion pictures – Ancient Egypt and the Exodus epic!
COURSE SUMMARY Lessons 1 – 22
1. Basic Egyptology: The Introduction, Part I of IV
a) The sequence of Dynasties in Ancient Egypt
c) Kings lists
d) The 12 Dynasty kings list
e) The 17th Dynasty
f) The 18th Dynasty
g) The 19th Dynasty
2. Basic Egyptology: Introduction, Part II of IV
i) Major Egyptian pagan gods
j) Course index
k) Course bibliography
l) Course footnotes
3. Biblical Egyptology: Introduction, Part III of IV, Debate vs. Infallibility
a) Introductory quotations.
b) True and credible arguments and analysis
c) Academics vs. literalism and Biblical ‘infallibility’
d) Establishing references
4. Biblical Egyptology: Part IV of IV, the Ancient Literature
a) Can when Exodus occurred be established?
b) Egyptian names and spelling
c) Ancient Egyptian literature
d) The Great Historians
e) The Contemporary Historians
f) Other evidence, what we know now.
5. Egyptian Hieroglyphs and Old Testament Confirmations
a) The preponderance of evidence theory.
b) Research into Mosaic word use.
c) Moses and the Monuments
d) Egyptian artifacts of the ages are our intellectual treasures
e) Hieroglyphs and their role in this course
f) Bible verse translations and long term accuracy
6. Confirmed Old Testament Biblical References:
a) Biblical and Library Archaeology
b) Introducing Tuthmoses III, Person of Interest – Exodus
c) Egypt and Extension of the Holy Land
d) Roman Emperor Theodosius I
e) Abraham, Moses and Exodus accepted by 54% today
7. Greek authors and Coptic vs. Khumrey Translations.
a) Hecataeus, Danaus, Danites
b) Khumeric vs. Coptic Basis for Translating Hieroglyphs
c) Khumri – Khumree of the Lost 10 Tribes of Israel
d) Moses wrote in Cuneiform or Hieratic and Egyptian temple and tomb priests in hieroglyphics.
8. The basics of hieroglyphics – a tutorial
a) The Blessings of A, E, I, O, U and Y.
b) Example of deciphering the Rosetta Stone
c) Pharaoh Ra-Tutwell Loves Everybody hieroglyphs tutorial
d) Ancient Hebrew is a consonant only language
e) The premise of “Moses in Hieroglyphs”
9. Old Testament Canon process & proof pyramid
f) A Survey of Old Testament Introduction,
g) Biblical Views of Inspired Word
h) One Canon test, OLDEST text, etc.
i) The true test of Canon verification is the word of God
j) The proof pyramid.
k) The verification of the Habiru c 2000 – 1200 B.C.E.
l) The verification of Hyksos
m) Then when was Exodus – Amenhotep II?
10. Statues, steles, and papyri describing Exodus, Moses Ra-Hotep & Payprus of Ani, Part I of III
a) Putting Berkley to the Test
b) The Translation of Statue of Ra- Hotep or Moses?
c) Papyrus of Ani – Egyptian Book of the Dead
11. Statues, steles, and papyri describing Exodus, Moses, Part II of III