Egyptian Chronology; An Attempt to Conciliate the Ancient Schemes and to Educe a Rational System

Egyptian Chronology; An Attempt to Conciliate the Ancient Schemes and to Educe a Rational System

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...430 years for the sojourn: nor can the number 430 be got at from Aahmes in any numbers in Manetho. The only ancient authorities who ascribe a sojourn of this amount are the author of Ex. xii. and Manetho himself: and his 430 years expire in the reign of Amenofath--i.e., of Ramessu i. For my part, I hold that they are right, and that theExode took place 1322 B.C., only 10 years from 1312, the date assigned by the modern Jews, and agreeing in the main with that of Lepsius. The only note of time of any importance in the Biblical Hebrew chronology that does not agree with my Egyptian scheme is the 480 years of 1 Kings, vi. 1. The exceptions are Clemens of Alexandria and Theophilus of: Antioch. MANETHO'S THIRD VOLUME. From the end of Manetho's twenty-first dynasty we stand on historical ground; the contemporary Hebrew monarchs from Rehoboam onwards affording definite dates for comparison; and later on the history of Persia also giving means of correction in various cases of doubt. Moreover, the stelse of the Apis bulls and the genealogies of the Egyptian architects provide abundant tests of the correctness of the chronological data obtained by these other means. All this period has been examined by skilled hands, and I should have omitted it altogether, were it not that the "totals" in Manetho's system and in that of the Old Chronicle necessitate a statement of the regnal years and kings of these later dynasties. But I must ask the reader to bear in mind that my first object is not to fix the true chronology but todetermine what was the system actually received by the Egyptian priests: and that however I may judge (as I have doubtless indicated moi-e often than I am aware of) that this was a true system back as far as2000 B.C. at least, ...show more

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