June 2: How was Moses related to Akhenaten?

Jerry Russell

Staff member
We are going to pre-record this show tomorrow. This is good, because if the show turns into a disaster, I can play a rerun Friday morning instead.

Points I want to cover:

1) Biblical Exodus as a portrait of colonial conquest

The basic thesis we are proposing, is that Judaism (like Christianity and Islam) is a synthetic religion that has been invented by the elites, for purposes of controlling and pacifying the masses.

Judaism, we say, was invented by Egypt for use in controlling their colonial outpost in Israel (and, possibly, the Arabian peninsula.)

Freemason symbols seem to embed an Egyptian esoteric view. Pyramids, Eye of Horus, twin pillars of Joachin and Boaz -- all Egyptian.

The OT story of the Exodus depicts a scenario of great political utility to the elite. Namely, a great army is raised by Moses in Egypt, and they go forth to invade and colonize a neighboring country, Israel. The people see themselves as former slaves who have been set free, and given a land of their own.

Their leader, Moses, is seen by the slave people as one of their own. However, he has been raised by the royal family, as though he were a Pharaoh himself. So which is he, really?

Moses meets with God, and brings a set of laws including a set of arbitrary dietary restrictions and ritual practices that are direct inversions of Egyptian practice.

Moses' tribe, the Levites, are set up as priestly rulers over the other tribes. Tribute in the form of temple sacrifices is collected.

The Israelites are constantly backsliding into worshipping their old Canaanite gods. The leadership is constantly trying to get them to follow new practices.

The Israelites are constantly fighting tribal local enemies.

Missing from the Biblical picture is a hidden role for the Egyptian pharaohs, as beneficiaries of the Levitical system. Can a historical - critical analysis provide probable cause to believe that such a link did, in fact, exist?

2) Moses as mythical (or typological) character

Acharya's book "Did Moses Exist" provides comprehensive argument showing that he could not have existed as depicted, but is an accretion of myth.

Moses was an archetypal lawgiver. His birth history was similar to Sargon of Akkad. Laws had similarities to Hammurabi Code. Some similarities to Dionysius are to be noted.

According to archaeology (per Finkelstein) there was no evidence of any writing culture in Palestine prior to the ninth century BC.

The Documentary Hypothesis says that the earliest sources of the Pentateuch, J and E, were compiled as literary works no earlier than the ninth century BC. The process of editing and redaction continued at least until the time of Ezra and Nehemiah, circa fifth century BC. By Biblical chronological dead reckoning, the Exodus was approx. 1500 BC, or about 700 years before the story was written down.

It is hard to believe that any historical information could survive for such a long time?


3) Striking similarities between Exodus and the time of Akhenaten!

To be continued...

Richard Stanley

Well-Known Member
Their leader, Moses, is seen by the slave people as one of their own. However, he has been raised by the royal family, as though he were a Pharaoh himself. So which is he, really?
As a modern example of such, witness how The Donald is idolized as one of the common peeps, even while he constantly mocks them.

Moses' tribe, the Levites, are set up as priestly rulers over the other tribes. Tribute in the form of temple sacrifices is collected.
The most interesting, and telling, aspect of all this, to me, is how the Levites are placed in absolute control of the 48 largest cities of Canaan, all within the assigned tribal bounds of the other 11 tribes, one of which was divided in two half tribes (Ephraim (with the blessing of Abraham) and Manasseh) from that of Joseph's tribe.

At the end of the Conquest the assignment of tribal lands, BTW, takes place at Bethel (aka Shiloh) which according to the Bible account, is the interim capital before the time of David's founding of Jerusalem. Bethel is where Jacob had his all night wrestling match with God, the outcome of which his name was changed to 'Israel'. Bethel / Shiloh is at the center of the lands of Ephraim.

While I have not traced through the Bible account to confirm yet, Barbiero discusses an interesting stratagem, hidden in the textual account, that demonstrates that Moses' descendants become the true masters of the priesthood, above that of Aaron's descendants, albeit they are both accounted as sons of Levi. Barbiero claims these form the lineal basis of the later Maccabees including Josephus.

I claim that the account of Samson killing the young lion, barehanded, and later finding bees and honey in its carcass is telling that the tribe of Judah has been hijacked, at least by the beginning of the Davidic period, or later, by the time of the final redactions.

The Sabbah brothers, French rabbis, trace the name of 'Judah' back to the Yahud, the personal prelature priests of Amenhotep III, the father of Akhenaton. The name of these priests are inscribed in a temple of Amenhotep III's in today's northern Sudan. Amenhotep III is the first pharaoh known to have overtly expressed that he is a living god. He, or his representative, makes a unique state visit to Mycenae Greece via numerous stops along Crete's coasts, where his faience plaques are also uniquely left to memorialize the trip. The order of the stops are recorded on Amenhotep III's main temple statue bases. In subsequent years, the Mycenae are recorded to have attacked Troy, an outpost of the Hittites, which marks the fall of the Late Bronze Age, including the collapse of all eastern Mediterranean civilizations, ... except Egypt.

But the supposedly victorious Mycenaeans, disappear from 'Greece', for centuries (as shown by the archaeology), only to have various (Sea Peoples) peoples like the Danoi (the new Hebrew tribe of Dan) and the Philistines show up in Canaan. Another Sea People tribe is hosted by Egypt in the Nile Delta (Egypt's supposed enemies).

The Classical Greeks then arise, with the likes of Pythagorus, claiming their knowledge came from Egypt. Plato was a Pythagorean, and his input became central to Christianity. After the so-called Greek Dark Age, the rise of the Classical Greeks, is roughly concurrent with the rise of the Roman city state, and as well, the rise of Judea via the interactions with the Assyrians and Persia (Cyrus et al.).

As Moses Hadas discussed, the exoteric Jews appear as cultural mirror images of the Classical Greeks, both having undergone extreme periods of 'cleansing', and with the 613 laws of Moses providing the basis for this dialectic. Otherwise, as Hadas pointed out, they utilize similar literary and other techniques to form their new cultures. And just as importantly, Hadas provided an analysis that the Hasmonean Maccabees were more aligned as Hellenizers than as exoteric Jews. And that we should indeed believe the letter found in Maccabees that they were related to the 'queer' Spartans.

Jerry Russell

Staff member
Thanks Sarge! Next week, Joe wants to talk about the myth of Christian martyrs. But there is still a lot to say about Moses.

Richard Stanley

Well-Known Member
Yes, good show.

It should also be noted that the serpent god, Apophis, was also the name of the Hyksos 'pharaoh' expelled by Ahmose I, the founder of the 18th dynasty.

It is my understanding that the name 'moses' means 'son of', and this is one reason it is found in many pharaoh names, like Tutmoses (son of Thoth).