Moses and Akhenaten
The Secret History of Egypt at the Time of the Exodus
By (author) Ahmed Osman
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Moses and Akhenaten by Ahmed Osman
Book DescriptionDuring his reign, the Pharaoh Akhenaten was able to abolish the complex pantheon of the ancient Egyptian religion and replace it with a single god, the Aten, who had no image or form. Seizing on the striking similarities between the religious vision of this "heretic" pharaoh and the teachings of Moses, Sigmund Freud was the first to argue that Moses was in fact an Egyptian. Now Ahmed Osman, using recent archaeological discoveries and historical documents, contends that Akhenaten and Moses were one and the same man. In a stunning retelling of the Exodus story, Osman details the events of Moses/Akhenaten's life: how he was brought up by Israelite relatives, ruled Egypt for seventeen years, angered many of his subjects by replacing the traditional Egyptian pantheon with worship of the Aten, and was forced to abdicate the throne. Retreating to the Sinai with his Egyptian and Israelite supporters, he died out of the sight of his followers, presumably at the hands of Seti I, after an unsuccessful attempt to regain his throne. Osman reveals the Egyptian components in the monotheism preached by Moses as well as his use of Egyptian royal ritual and Egyptian religious expression. He shows that even the Ten Commandments betray the direct influence of Spell 125 in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Moses and Akhenatenprovides a radical challenge to long-standing beliefs concerning the origin of Semitic religion and the puzzle of Akhenaten's deviation from ancient Egyptian tradition. In fact, if Osman's contentions are correct, many major Old Testament figures would be of Egyptian origin.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591430049
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Bear & Company
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ahmed Osman
Soul of Ancient Egypt, Paperback (November 2015)
An examination of the cultural occupations of Egypt over the past two millennia and how we can return to the sacred harmony of ancient Egypt
Lost City of the Exodus, Paperback (May 2014)
Recent archaeological findings confirm Osman's 25-year-old discovery of the location of the city of the Exodus.
Christianity, Paperback (May 2005)
With the help of modern archaeological findings, Osman shows that Christianity survived as an Egyptian mystery cult until the fourth century A.D., when the Romans embarked on a mission of suppression and persecution.
Jesus in the House of the Pharaohs, Paperback (February 2004)» View all books by Ahmed Osman
Although it is commonly believed that Jesus lived during the first century C.E, there is no concrete evidence to support this fact from the Roman and Jewish historians who would have been his contemporaries. This thesis proposes that the historical Jesus was connected to the royal 18th dynasty of Egypt.
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Author Biography - Ahmed Osman
Ahmed Osman was born in Cairo in 1934, where he studied law. He is also the author of Stranger in the Valley of Kings, Out of Egypt, and The House of the Messiah. He has lived in England since 1964.
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