All posts tagged: Hyksos

74 | Does the Ipuwer Papyrus solve the mystery of the Egyptian Guard?

In this podcast, I want to discuss an issue that has puzzled many people namely: why don’t we find any mention of the of the devastating 10 plaques or Israel’s departure in Egypt’s archaeological records. In fact, we do but puts the exodus about 300 years earlier than traditionally believed.

El misterio del guar egipcio

English Version: Mystery of the Egyptian Guard Hay muchas teorías sobre quién fue el Faraón del Éxodo. Mientras que algunos buscan a la arqueología para la respuesta, la Biblia proporciona pistas muy claras sobre su identidad. Para determinar quién era el Faraón, primero debemos descifrar un misterioso pasaje en Génesis: Cuando José fue llevado a Egipto, Potifar, un oficial Egipcio de Faraón, capitán de la guardia, lo compró a los Ismaelitas que lo habían llevado allá. 2 Pero el Señor estaba con José, que llegó a ser un hombre próspero, y vivía en la casa de su amo el Egipcio. 3 Vio su amo que el Señor estaba con él y que el Señor hacía prosperar en su mano todo lo que él hacía. 4 Así José halló gracia ante sus ojos y llegó a ser su siervo personal, lo hizo mayordomo sobre su casa y entregó en su mano todo lo que poseía. 5 Y sucedió que desde el tiempo que lo hizo mayordomo sobre su casa y sobre todo lo que poseía, el Señor bendijo la casa …

Was a Pharaoh’s violent death curiously connected to Joseph?

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a little known pharaoh who may have had a connection to Joseph. According to what was written on the tomb’s wall, his name was Senebkay. He had looted a nearby tomb of Pharaoh Sobekhotep I, stealing a cedar chest, suggesting Senebkay was not financially well off. The tomb found in Abydos had been ransacked by grave robbers. They even ripped apart Senebkay’s coffin, including his mummy, which was buried under a pile of debris. His body was found in January 2014.

Another confirmation of Exodus: Has a statue of Joseph been found?

If you ever watch any movies about the Exodus, they usually portray Ramses as the Pharaoh. One thing secularists have complained about is the lack of extra-Biblical evidence of the Exodus in archaeological excavations in Egypt. The Biblical portrayal of the ten plagues as being catastrophic and national would certainly call for a mention somewhere, they suggest. Well there are such mentions but the problem is we are not looking at the right Pharaoh. The Ipuwer Papyrus, on display in a Dutch museum, lists six of the plagues including water turning to blood and a great darkness. But it dates to a period connected to the Hyksos who ruled Egypt many centuries before Ramses. A second, the Ahmose Tempest Stela, goes into detail on a great darkness that covered Egypt — again dated to the Hyksos period. There is now a third confirmation — possibly a statue of Joseph — also from the time of the Hyksos, but at the beginning of their reign. Who in the world are the Hyksos? Around 2000 BC, a …

Israel captive in Egypt by Edward Poynter (1836-1919) Credit: Wikipedia/Creative Commons

The Mystery of The Egyptian Guard

Español: El misterio del guardian Egipcio There are many theories on who the Pharaoh of the Exodus was. While some look to archaeology for the answer, the Bible provides very clear clues on his identity. To determine who the Pharaoh was, we must first decipher a mysterious passage in Genesis: 1. Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there. 2. The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. 3. Now his master saw that the LORD was with him and how the LORD caused all that he did to prosper in his hand. 4. So Joseph found favor in his sight and became his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he owned he put in his charge. 5. It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his …