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Dick Gagel asks "isn't the XII [Dynasty of Egypt] too early?" for Moses.


Dear Damien,

I must have had your paper on Moses ages ago, made my notes in the margin but never shared my understanding of the man's early life with you. Used the following to gainsay those who called him and the Exodus "a myth". It would appear we differ on both dynasties and chronology - isn't the XII too early? MOSES was a general, as fully described by Josephus in Antiquities, Book II, ch X. In ch XI, after he had virtually saved Egypt as its victorious general over the Ethiopians/Cushites, he had to flee for his life from an assassination plot. He was heir to a throne in Egypt as the ruler had a daughter but no grandchildren. Josephus: "if Moses had been slain, there was no one, either a kin or adopted, that had any oracle on his side for pretending to the crown of Egypt." Here are our clues - a dynasty in which Moses is General, and one which effectively ended at the point in history that Moses fled and did not regain authority in the land. There is suc…

Over Holy Ground- Exploring Sacred Sites

 Footprints of God: Peter Keeper of the Keys 1-DVD + Study Guide(Footprints of God) by Steve Ray The first film in a projected 10-video series, The Footprints of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine, join host Stephen Ray, best-selling author and dynamic speaker, on an amazing journey of adventure about Peter, the rugged fisherman Jesus chose to lead His Church. Filmed completely on location in Rome and the Holy Land, you will follow Peter from Galilee to Rome to discover answers about the major role of the Papacy in the saga of salvation. View Book

Footprints of God: Mary the Mother of God 1-DVD + Study Guide(Footprints of God) by Steve Ray This second film in the the Footprints of God series follows Mary on her extraordinary journey on location in Turkey, Israel and Greece with popular Catholic author and speaker Stephen Ray as guide. Down-to-earth teaching on subjects like Mary’s Immaculate Conception, Assumption into Heaven, and her role of intercessor, and more ar…

Archaeometric analysis of the “Jehoash Inscription” tablet

S. Ilania,A. Rosenfelda,H.R. Feldmanb, J. Kronfeldda Geological Survey of Israel, 30 Malkhe Israel Street, 95501 Jerusalem, Israelb Division of Paleontology (Invertebrates), American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024, United Statesc Department of Geomicrobiology, ICBM, Carl von Ossietzky Universitaet, Oldenburg, Germanyd Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, 69978 Tel-Aviv, IsraelReceived 7 January 2008Revised 9 June 2008Accepted 17 June 2008Available online 28 June 2008, How to Cite or Link Using DOIPermissions & Reprints Abstract A gray, fine-grained arkosic sandstone tablet bearing an inscription in ancient Hebrew from the First Temple Period contains a rich assemblage of particles accumulated in the covering patina that includes calcite, dolomite, quartz and feldspar grains, iron oxides, carbon ash particles, microorganisms, and gold globules (1–4 μm in diameter). There are two t…