Amarna and the Biblical Exodus: Gods in Ruins

Amarna and the Biblical Exodus: Gods in Ruins

by Dirk Schroeder

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ISBN-13: 9781999618377
Publisher: Michael Schroeder Books Ltd
Publication date: 08/16/2018
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Dirk Schroeder is an egyptologist who has spent decades writing some of the most widely used tour commentaries and museum notes for major museum collections, sites and tour companies in the near east, europe, USA and the UK. Now semi-retired and settled in the UK, he has helped many to realise the real value of ancient Scripture and its precise fit with archaeological finds. Whether you are a skeptic or confirmed theist, Dirk will amaze you with what he has discovered in his extensive travels and rare linking of different academic disciplines.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: FACTS THAT LINK THE AMARNA PERIOD WITH THE EXODUS

An executive summary of the evidence and the relevance of it, in Akhenaten’s discovering the real power difference between what he called the ‘Aten’ and the other gods. Ay called Akhenaten "The Prince of Truth". The new god had made his existence most evident, open to everyone, not secret nor ineffective, nor dark. ‘the Aten’ was the Sun at its highest point; featuring the effective rays as well as the enigmatic disk. The Hymn to ‘the Aten’ indicates his view. ‘Truth’ (Maat), was evidently highly important to Akhenaten. Unfounded scepticism of Scripture is discussed.

Chapter 2: THE AMARNA LETTERS; MISSING GOLD, MISSING ARMY

The Amarna Letters are hundreds of contemporary artefacts from many writers, on a common theme of (a) Egypt’s missing army, (b) Egypt’s missing gold, and (c) the tragic death of the previous king Amenhotep III; just as the Hebrew Bible describes regarding the Exodus period. Akhenaten was not a pacifist; he just had no army!

Chapter 3: THE EXODUS; THE HEBREW ACCOUNT OF POWERFUL RESCUE

The Hebrew Bible describes relevant events of the time.

Chapter 4: THE SHAMED EXODUS PHAROAH; AMENHOTEP III

Looking at how he was viewed after the Red Sea debacle, and his highly unusual mummy and burial. How was this ‘greatest ever’ Pharoah viewed, and treated in burial and immediate posterity?

Chapter 5: A NEW WORLD AT ‘AMARNA’

Details of the ‘new’ monotheism at Akhet-Aten2 (Amarna), and life there. Who inspired the new young king? What was his relationship with the priests at Waset3 ? Did everyone change their religion? When did monotheism really start?

Chapter 6: OTHER INSCRIPTIONS AND CHRONOLOGY

Other stelae, inscriptions, writings and finds that relate to the new religion, and some that do not; chronology also, and a brief refutation of some sceptics.

Appendix:

CONCISE EVIDENCE FOR HISTORICITY OF EXODUS (pages 16 & 99)

REFERENCES & NOTES (page 100)

BIBLIOGRAPHY (page 104)

PHOTO ATTRIBUTION & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (page 107)

INTERCHANGEABLE EGYPTIAN SPELLINGS (page 109)

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