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TEN COMMANDMENTS AND THE BOOK OF THE DEAD

There seems to be a similarity between the moral codes of the ancient Egyptians and the early Israelites. The Ten Commandments given by God to Moses on the top of Mount Sinai are clearly set in an Egyptian tradition and would seem to have common roots with the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Except for…
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05/11/2020 0

Exodus from Egyptian sources

  The recent film by Ridley Scott on the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt; has raised discussions about the historicity of this event. Although the film tried to offer a natural interpretation to explain the miraculous events in history, it failed to give a convincing historical account of the Exodus. Presenting Moses as an…
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04/27/2020 0

Who were the Hyksos?

Manetho, the Egyptian historian, who lived in the Ptolemaic era, is the main source of information on the invasion of the Hyksos. Some pieces of information dealing with the invasion are preserved by Josephus, Eusebius and Sestus Giulius Africanus. Josephus, has preserved a large part of the second book of the Egypt of Manetho. Quote…
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11/25/2019 0

I DIECI COMANDAMENTI E IL LIBRO DEI MORTI

  Sembra esserci una somiglianza tra i codici morali degli antichi egiziani e dei primi Israeliti. I dieci comandamenti dati da Dio a Mosè sulla cima del monte Sinai sono chiaramente posti in una tradizione egiziana e sembrano avere radici comuni con il Libro egizio dei morti. Tranne i primi due comandamenti, troviamo le stesse…
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