The Exodus of the Hebrews, Moses and the Pharaohs
Moses, who led the Israelites out of bondage in the land of Egypt
Colored portrait in likeness of the Oahspe Bible image
The Date of the Exodus
Oahspe's account of the Migration of the Faithists of Egypt at the time of the Arc of Bon can be placed in context with surviving historical accounts and recent archaeological discoveries to reveal corresponding details that affirm Oahspe's account of the Exodus of the Hebrews.
Biblical scholars have long searched for evidence of Moses and the Israelites in Egypt and the miracles that accompanied the Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt. Not least of these are the identity of Moses' Egyptian family and the Exodus Pharaoh, evidence of the plagues prior to the Exodus, the Exodus route and the location of the Red Sea Crossing and more.
In dating the Exodus we have access to a firm date given in Oahspe of the dawn of the Arc of Bon. This date provides a timeframe of reference by which other accounts can be measured. Oahspe places the dawn of the Arc of Bon at 3400 years before the dawn of Kosmon which was ca 1850 ce. Thus subtracting 3400 from1850 we find that the date of the dawn of the Arc of Bon in common era dating is 1550 bce. This is the time when Moses began his mission resulting in the Exodus of the Israelite Faithists from Egypt some 4 years later. This places the date when the Israelite Faithists left Egypt at ca 1546 bce.
Oahspe, Book of the Arc of Bon, 27/18.2-3
||.....And the name of the place
they reached when they crossed over (the sea)
was Shakelmarath; and they camped there many days.
From the time Moses began to put on foot the migration of Israel until he reached
Shakelmarath was four years two hundred and seven days.....||
Although scholars disagree on dates of the Exodus, those that recognize that the expulsion of the Hyksos in the reign of Ahmose I is synonymous with the Exodus of the Hebrews, find that Egyptologists confidently assert this date to be circa 1550 bce which also concurs with the dates of the ancient Jewish Historian Josephus:
Biblical scholars dating the Exodus according to the Ezra bible, calculate the date of the Exodus by counting the number of years before the foundation of Solomon's temple. This brings them to 1446 bce, which is 100 years short of the date revealed in Oahspe and the Exodus of the Hyksos. 1446 bce is also disputed by various Biblical scholars: |1|
The Date of the Migration of the Faithists, aka the Exodus of the Hebrews occurred in 1546 bce as given in Oahspe. This date is corroborated over and over again as being accurate in various supporting details which correspond between Oahspe and historical and archaeological contexts which are addressed in later parts of this series of The Exodus of the Hebrews, Moses and the Pharaohs.
Ancient Hebrew, pre-Chaldean pictorial script carved onto rock faces in various sites around the Sinai desert were found in the 19th century by archaeologists and explorers, indicating independent accounts of the crossing of the Red Sea by the Hebrews. The script in which these writings are rendered have been dated far older than the account written in the Ezra bible. According to Oahspe the Ezra bible was compiled and established by the Jewish scholar, Ezra in Jerusalem, completed in 2344 before kosmon (BK), or by common dating, 495 bce.
Sinaitic Inscriptions in Wadee El-Mukattab, Sinai
Photographed in 1857 by Francis Frith (1822-1898)
BOOK TITLE: Sinai, Palestine, The Nile. ca. 1863
The following is a translation of the inscription by A. P. Stanley in his book, Sinai and Palestine, London: John Murray, 1905, p. 70 :
"The wind blowing, the sea dividing into parts,
they pass over"
"The Hebrews flee through the sea; the sea is turned into dry land."
"The waters permitted and dismissed to flow,
burst rushing unawares upon the astonished men,
congregated from quarters banded together to slay treacherously
being lifted up with pride."
"The leader divideth asunder the sea, its waves
The people enter, and pass through the midst of the waters."
"Moses causeth the people to haste like a
fleet-winged she-ostrich crying aloud;
the cloud shining bright,
a mighty army propelled into the Red sea is gathered into one;
they go jumping and skipping.
Journeying through the open channel,
taking flight from the face of the enemy.
The surge of the sea is divided."
"The people flee, the tribes descend into the deep.
The people enter the waters.
The people enter and penetrate through the midst.
The people are filled with stupor and perturbation.
Jehovah is the keeper and companion."
"Their enemies weep for the dead, the virgins are wailing.
The sea flowing down overwhelmed them.
The waters were let loose to flow again."
The people depart fugitive.
A mighty army is submerged in the deep sea,
the only way of escape for the congregated people."
|1| Biblical Archaeology:The Date of the Exodus According to Ancient Writers; Dr. Stephen C. Meyers; 2003; chapter 1, Ancient Writers.
All Oahspe references are from the Standard Edition Oahspe of 2007