Ancient Egypt knew no Pharaohs
The title might sound a bit strange and perplexing, but in my book (published on Kindle) I’ve elaborated on the historical reasons why the rulers of ancient Egypt were called kings and not Pharaohs.
Supported by a community of high-profile scholars and their amazing findings, I will reveal one of the biggest acts of deception in history responsible for creating/concocting the myth of Egyptian Pharaohs.
And yes, the whole story of Egypt ever being ruled by so called Pharaohs is nothing but a pure myth and a blatant duplicity. As a matter of fact the notorious story of Moses and Pharaoh never happened in ancient Egypt.
My research combined with a body of serious and academic investigations, and supported by evidence-based findings will expose a staggering two-thousand-year deception.
“Kings or pharaohs, what difference does it make?” some might argue. Well, it would make a world of difference if we discovered that for thousands of years we’ve been living a myth, another twisted/misinterpreted Jewish tale that we continue to cling to and hold dear as the only irrefutable truth till this very day. It would make a difference to discover that in a few centuries after the demise of the ancient world we had regrettably renounced its wisdom and mysticism and instead embraced falsehood and dogma.
It would make a world of difference if we knew that what took place at that remote time in the ancient Near East has shaped, over the long centuries and through our willful ignorance, the way we live today with all this web of political, ethnic and religious conflict and intolerance.
It is only by exposing the ancient deception and revealing the truth could we untangle this web of antagonism and belligerence we have long been enduring. Separating the truth from falsehood is what we hope to achieve by debunking this myth of Pharaoh/Moses in Egypt.
ANCIENT EGYPT, THE RISE AND DEMISE
Egypt, a nation mistakenly known worldwide as the land of the pharaohs, is so embedded in history you can trace back its culture, spirituality and traditions for thousands of years. While the world was still crawling out of its prehistoric ages, ancient Egypt was building the great pyramids under a powerful and highly organized central government .
The thing that makes Egypt stands out as a unique civilization in the ancient world, besides its legacy of colossal wonders is the fact that ancient Egyptians kept a solid and coherent documentation of their chronicles.
The Egyptian records covered the geo-political, socio-economic, military records and even the daily life activities in a way that left not much room for second guessing or speculation.
Despite that obsession for documentation, Egyptian records are completely devoid of any mention of Moses, Israelites or the so called Pharaoh. The same goes for Ancient Egypt’s oral tradition.
With the demise of ancient Egypt, the language of that civilization – hieroglyphs – that kept intact and thriving for well over three millennia was eventually declared extinct during the Ptolemaic and Roman period (332 BC- 395 AD).
Afterwards, the ancient Egyptian monuments and texts had been shrouded in sheer silence and neglect. The great civilization that had once witnessed the first dawn of human conscience and helped shape the human code of moral conduct turned into oblivion.
For the following 1500 years too many narratives and stories had been spawned trying to retell the story of ancient Egypt, not as it actually occurred but through interpretations and manipulations that somehow served the interests of the story tellers.
THE STORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT (THE ISRAELITE VERSION)
Of all the narratives that were told about ancient Egypt, the Hebrew Bible is the only one that somehow claimed to monopolize the truth about the history of ancient Egypt.
Thus, for more than two thousand years, most of the scholars of ancient Near East history relied primarily on the Bible as a scientific reference. And in doing so they simply followed what the Hebrew scribes wrote, or better yet tampered with in the history of ancient Egypt and blindly took it for granted. As for the common people, who were mostly illiterate and gullible, they simply fell prey to the distorted stories told by the new influx of Jewish immigration into Egypt and North Africa.
After the translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek, there was no stopping for the wide dissemination of the distorted stories of the Israelites, especially that of Pharaoh and Moses.
The world began to envision Egypt, according to the Hebrew’s distorted narrative, as the land where pharaohs brutally reigned and enslaved the ancient Hebrews. Biblical Egypt was the land that witnessed the alleged devastating ten plagues, the fictional parting of the sea and the exodus of the Israelites.
“Get ready to think the unthinkable and imagine the never thought imaginable, for if Egypt knew no Pharaohs then it goes without saying that Egypt never Knew Moses either”
So whenever Egypt was mentioned during the last two thousands of years, the word pharaoh would simultaneously pop up in the discourse thus adding more power, albeit deluding, to the Biblical designation of the rulers of ancient Egypt as pharaohs.
ANCIENT EGYPT RESURRECTED
It was not before 1822 when Jean-François Champollion, the French philologist managed to decipher the hieroglyphs in his arduous task and breakthrough of translating the Rosetta stone. Thanks to this brilliant Champollion, the long muted records and chronicles inscribed on stone and written on papyrus scrolls were resurrected and finally brought back to life.
Upon dusting off the ancient artifacts and temple inscriptions modern archeologists, and for the first time, began to listen to the stone uttering the truth about the genuine story of ancient Egypt.
In the mid-nineteenth century the genuine version of the history of ancient Egypt and the Near East began to unravel as its true stories were being retold again. Ironically, what the excavated records of ancient Egypt had told the modern historians and archeologists was totally different from what the Hebrew narrative said or claimed to have taken place on the land of Egypt.
But what struck historians as a total surprise is the fact that ancient Egyptian records had no mention of any Israelites in Egypt, non-whatsoever, whereas the Hebrew Bible is replete with epic tales about Egypt.
As the more of ancient Egypt texts and inscriptions were decoded, the remoter from truth the Biblical narrative looked. Interestingly, as the non- stop archeological discoveries were in the process of resurrecting the true story of ancient Egypt the Biblical narrative kept on decomposing subjecting some of the dominant Israelite stories, like the exodus, to scientific doubts and second thoughts.
For two thousand years the world has been indoctrinated into an unshakable belief that linked the Israelites with Egypt. As more chisels were unearthing the true story of ancient Egypt, the Biblical narrative kept on getting more unauthentic to the eyes of academics.
The Exodus story is currently refuted by prominent modern archeologists, many of whom are interestingly Israelis. Egyptologists now view the story of the Israelites’ exodus as a mere myth that could not reflect true history.
THE AMAZING DISCOVERY
Was pharaoh the name of the Egyptian king, or was it his title or his epithet, that is one thing the Bible had not been clear about.
Tracing the etymology and the historicity of that word “Pharaoh” took me on a long journey back in time to ancient Egypt. During the exciting journey I stumbled upon the most amazing discovery.
I haven’t discovered a new royal mummy nor have I found the lost tomb of king Akhenaten, I simply found out, contrary to what everybody believed, that the (true) history and the chronicles of ancient Egypt had no mention of so called pharaohs.
History shows that ancient Egypt only knew kings and sometimes queens but never pharaohs nor any mention of the enslavement of Israelites. As a matter of fact; slavery was not a common practice in ancient Egypt and it was only introduced into the late dynasties of ancient Egypt after the Persian and the Greek conquest.
The staggering truth is that the geography of the Hebrew Bible cannot and will not fit into the Egyptian nor the Palestinian territories. In other words, the Hebrew Bible and its stories is an enigmatic case of lost geography (as well explained in my book)
When it comes to decoding enigmas connected to Egyptian ancient history and traditions, believe me Egyptians know best (even though Egyptology is a western made scholarship) simply because Egyptian researchers are not alien to the cultural code of their native land and this is primarily where orientalists failed. Decoding the ancient Near Eastern history thru a western (Bible-oriented) cultural prism is why the whole thing went wrong.
“Now take a deep breath, and try to digest that the Israelite’s Promised Land is not in Palestine where the modern day Israel has been established for nearly six decades now. How is that for a paradigm shift, pretty huge eh?”
Western scholars have so far been preoccupied with unearthing not the historical truth, but the Biblical narrative of the ancient Near East as they were told happened. But what the orientalists believe and know happened is actually the flawed premise this book is exposing. We are revealing that the Biblical Israelites and their stories/history/book have more to do with ancient Arabian history and traditions than western culture and spirituality. In the book Dr. Ezzat is not only breaking the stereotype of linking Pharaohs to ancient Egypt but also that of Judaism to western spirituality.