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    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 Now Ahmed Osman, using recent archaeological discoveries and historical documents, contends that Akhenaten and Moses were one and the same man.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 Akhenaten provides 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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    Title
    Moses and Akhenaten
    Subtitle
    The Secret History of Egypt at the Time of the Exodus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ahmed Osman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 650 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781591430049
    ISBN 10: 1591430046
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJH, HRCG9
    B&T General Subject: 590
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: OP
    Libri: I-OP
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/NEWAGE, CULT/NAFRIC
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, OCC014000
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    DC21: 222.12095
    BISAC V2.8: OCC031000
    DC22: 932.014
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 932/.014
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DT87.4 .O86 2002, DT87.4.O86
    Thema V1.0: QRMF19, VXA, NHC, NHHA
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    8pp b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Imprint name
    Bear & Company
    Publication date
    03 December 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Rochester
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "His study makes for an interesting alternative perspective."
    Back cover copy
    ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS / EGYPT "The Classic work which redefines the timeframe of the Exodus and places it firmly in the age of Akhenaten and Tutankhamun. Essential reading for all Bible historians." --Andrew Collins, author of From the Ashes of Angels and Gateway to Atlantis During his reign, the Pharaoh Akhenaten was able to abolish the complex pantheon of the ancient Egyptian religion and replace it with a single god, 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 reinterpretation 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 monotheism, 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 the Egyptian royal ritual and Egyptian religious expression. He shows that even the Ten Commandments reveal the direct influence of Spell 125 in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Moses and Akhenaten provides 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 of the major Old Testament figures are of Egyptian origin. 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.