In the Sabbahs' Secrets of the Exodus they have equated the biblical Joshua, son of Nun, with the general Seti, who later became the pharaoh Seti I. This forms the THIRD SO..MOKING GUN IMHO linking the biblical Exodus to the so-called Amarna experience. Here the number of names and attributes linking Joshua to Seti I is just ridiculous, and in my first reading of the book not all of this resonated, as with for instance the name of the god El Shaddai was underplayed by the Sabbahs. Previously in the OT series I have discussed the various names of gods that were later attributed to the Biblical ... God, as the so-called 70 names of him. In addition, the name of Nun is a direct reference to an iconic aspect of being a 'pharaoh', as they were said to have ultimate ascent from the primordial Sea of Nun. Another iconic aspect of many pharaohs was the dual 'Yod' or 'reed'. Here we can centrally see in the Exodus story that Moses (and God) parted the Sea of Reeds to facilitate the passage of the 'Hebrews' on their way to the 'Wilderness' before being allowed to enter the Promised Land. Only now we can comprehend that the two Yods can represent a Janus like, two-faced aspect that is being alluded to. This metaphor can then be individually applied to each pharaoh that takes part in the project as well as being applied to those who played more on one side of the contrived Aten / Amun divide than the other. Furthermore, I shall also provide a hieroglyph of the Sea of Nun with the waters divided by two 'yods'. From chapter 18, Joshua and Seti I, page 162: In Chapter 33 of the Book of Exodus, we meet a young man who becomes one of the great warriors of the Bible. "And Adon-Ay [God] spoke with Moses face to face, as one man speaks with another. And Moses returned to the camp. But Joshua, son of Nun, his young aide, did not leave the inside of the tent" (Aramaic Bible, Exodus 33:11). Joshua ben-Nun appears to be the character devised by the scribes to tell the story of the Egyptian pharaoh Seti I. The word "Nun" ties the pharaoh in with the Egyptian creation story. In earlier chapters dealing with the Egyptian creation story, we encountered the word Nun. The Egyptian meaning of the word is found in the Pyramid Texts.1 It is the primordial ocean, the original place which gave birth to everything, and the cradle where each pharaoh was born: "Pharaoh was conceived in the primordial energy [Nun], before the existence of the heavens and the earth." Like the God of the Bible, Pharaoh existed before the creation of the universe. Above is a hieroglyph of "the waters" (sorry about the focus). Note that the 'waves' are parted by two yods, or reeds. In the Bible the parted waters of the Exodus were called the "yam suf" with 'yam' being the word for 'sea', derived from the Canaanite god of the Sea, Yam. 'Suf' meaning 'reed', and in the book, one can see how this hieroglyphic 'yod' became the corresponding character in the 'modern' Hebrew script, as did all the others derive from Egyptian phonetic glyphs. If fact, each individual wavy line is an Egyptian 'N', and one might speculate that the very name Nun might be derived from the above, assuming the affinity between the 'Y' of the yod and the letter 'U'. The book goes on to derive the name Shaddai from the cartouche of Seti I with the dual yod glyphs associated with the glyph for the god Seth (or Shad as an acceptable pronunciation). Then the Sabbahs equate biblical term "Yahu-Shua, son of Nin" with the Egyptian "The great God Shaday, beloved of Ptah and Nun. Then another form of the cartouche is presented that allows a the derivation of AH-SH-YA MEN NUN, or Joshua men Nun, presumably MEN meaning 'son of', but I'm not sure of this. In this regard the glyph for MEN is also given as "loved by Meri" above the Nun. Separate from the book, it is known that Jesus, is a type of Joshua, both being 'Yeshuas', and this was the source of considering the Jewish messiah to be a secular military hero, as was Joshua. The name Meri (Mery) is well known as the wife of Amun, and evokes the virgin wife of a god --- giving birth to ... Yeshua .. the pharaoh .. and Christ. As such note the various Egyptian queens prepended with the name Meri/Mery. If they are having relations with their husband, a god, then she might be considered a virgin - in human terms. Thus Mery, the virgin mother of Jesus / Yeshua, a god in his own right. They go on to discuss that Joshua is allowed into the sacred Tabernacle, as was Moses and Aaron. They suggest here that Joshua was Moses son, as Seti I was the son of Ramessee I. What the Sabbahs did not realize to their benefit was that such a tabernacle as described in the Bible is the exact definition of a pharaonic portable shrine used for military campaigns. This even includes the security perimeter that the Bible calls a mishkan(?). The Sabbahs then go on to discuss the military campaign of Joshua and how it matches that of Seti I. Joshua began his campaign upon the death of Moses, while Seti began his campaign upon the death of his father Ramesses I. Not mentioned is that the Bible claims that the land of Canaan was then divided up amongst the 12 tribes, but this is not so as many of these 'tribes' were merely the pre-existing Canaanites and such as the odd tribe of Dan - related to the 'Greek' Mycenaeans - aka the Danoi. The Book of Leviticus tells that the Levites were assigned political control of the 48 largest cities irrespective of the twelve tribal regions. Odd the the different leaders of the respective tribes don't even control their own capitol city. Thus is was not such a massive number of people being moved around, more like the Yahudites, the Benjamites, and the two half tribes of 'Joshua' from around Jerusalem to the south. The elites 'expelled' so-to-speak from Akhet-Aten. Thus the people most loyal to the pharaoh, under the Sabbah scenario are forming a better buffer perimeter for the Egyptians. This is exactly the 'buffer' role that the Jews have been placed in throughout the rest of Western history, as discussed by Israel Shahak and James Carroll. Next is related that Seti had to confront a coalition of unhappy Canaanite kings, just as Joshua did. Then he must deal with such as the powerful Hittites as at Kadesh. Seti and Joshua set up stone memorials (stele), with Seti's being found in Beth-Shean in Israel. There is no recorded war between the Egyptians and these otherwise rather powerful forces of Hebrews described in the Bible. That's because they were the forces of the Egyptians, the same stories being told from two perspectives. Later on it will be in the time of Ramesses II, the son of Seti I, that the Sea Peoples come to the Levant and Egypt. This is associated with the collapse of the Late Bronze Age, the outcome of which leaves only the Egyptians standing as a power. Even Mycenae collapses after supposedly winning the Trojan War, and in which those lands will not be occupied for centuries till the rise of the Classical Greeks. Yet the the tribe of Dan survives in northern Israel (the men of Ra and El). Remember from my just prior posts that it is Akhenaten's father, Amenhotep III, who has a uniquely documented mission to Mycenea, to visit the Danoi. Lastly, the Sabbahs mention the silver trumpets which God order Moses to have made. These are used by Joshua's men to help bring down the walls of Jericho. In Tut's tomb were found four silver military trumpets.