- Rediscovered accounts in the very ancient Rabbinical
texts and in Egyptian sources reveal that the Bible's greatest prophet was born
as a prospective heir to the Egyptian throne. However, enemies at court and in
the priesthood obstructed his chances of becoming a pharaoh.
- New Data Revealing Moses' Unknown Egyptian Background:
What lay behind the mysterious account of
Do the earliest texts of the Bible contain hidden encroachment?
Was Moses borne by Pharaoh's Daughter?
What is the implication of Moses' name
Why are the first many years of Moses' life
not spoken of?
Critical material from an array of ancient and modern sources regarding the
historical Moses is gathered and presented here in completeness for the
first time. The data reveals surprising facts including a royal plot and
attack on Moses in Egypt. His life and position appear to be quite different
from prevailing perspectives.
In Antiquity the episode
of "the infant sailing on the river" was a widespread, well-defined ritual
for royal heirs; but was the Egyptians' drowning of children a sacrificial
act in the ancient secret, cultic rituals?
historical knowledge and many rare sources about Moses handed down through
the ages prove their connection with Egyptian tradition and
archaeological findings showing them to be mutually related to the Bible,
the 'Rabbinical Writings' as well as authors of Antiquity. The dating is based
on numerous sources, not least the recovered ancient astronomical data, all
possible to verify scientifically.
Historical and biblical
knowledge concerning the time and status of Moses - about which the lack of
sufficient facts has hitherto created confusion - can now be re-established. It
will contribute to the solution of several puzzling biblical matters. Living
history, comfortable providing the reader with access to the exceptional
"... New exciting approaches. A grand synthesis ...One feels enriched as a
human being, not just intellectually enlightened, when Ove von Spaeth
with unusual insight and understanding explains the religious rationale
behind innumerable phenomena of history as well as of the present time
...Having read this work nobody will doubt the obvious relevance to
modern people of studying antiquity...".
Jens-André P. Herbener,
M.A. in Comparative Religion and Semitic Philology; Project Leader of the
New Scholarly Translation into Danish of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
Author and researcher, OVE VON SPAETH, is recognized internationally for
his works on the
historical Moses and ancient Egypt. His
explorations provide new orientations and inform on vital areas of culture
and evolution. His research is based on exacting studies in history and
He is also recognized for
work in accurately dating the world's oldest star map and establishing a
scientific methodology. It includes a significant contribution to the chronology
of Egypt and the Moses era.
has carried out extensive research on Egyptian history, archaeology, ancient
star knowledge, religion, anthropology, cultic mystery doctrines, and mythology.
With acute proficiency and years of experience, he researches in depth and
detail the often controversial material.
Key Phrases concerning "The
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the Bible, cultural history, chronology, mystery cults,
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religious history, theology, the Old Testament, Torah,
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World-axis, mythology research.
At some time someone had to break through conventional views and, instead,
present the story of Moses in a logical coherence based on the large, often very
detailed information about him which has still been preserved. Eventually, this
has happened - and in a refreshingly different form.
This book is based on
solid documentary material from a notably large spectrum also of rare sources
(in addition to the Talmud, for instance) - seen for the first time as a collected whole.
The present re-evaluation
of Moses' status and era is to the most impressive extent based in
inter-disciplinary research of the history of ancient cultures. The rare text material itself
is elementarily exciting - and is now made accessible to readers without
a formal scientific education or scholarly qualifications.
Moses has been the
inspiration for novels and films - but the data of the sources combined with
archaeological facts reveal that his real life-story is the most exciting of all.
The status and era of Moses re-evaluated in this book are based on
inter-disciplinary historical research.
This brings forward some,
hitherto hidden, chapters of our common cultural prehistory: Out of the
well-known biblical story an untraditional and stronger Egyptian background
is brought to light. Two important keys are astronomical dating, moving Moses from
myth to history, and the ancient magical rites and mystery plays, whose acting
language was lost to readers in later times.
(Inside front cover:)
"... It might as well be
said at once: This work probably renders the most original, and in various
ways most well-documented presentation of an answer to the (Moses) question within
The author... has a rare
aptitude for passing on an extremely complex and sometimes not very
accessible subject matter in a vivid yet logically structured and easily
... it is to be hoped
that Ove von Spaeth's book may contribute to marshal new
inter-disciplinary standards for future Bible research in general, and
for Moses research in particular - nationally as well as internationally ...".
Jens-André P. Herbener, M.A. in Comparative Religion
and Semitic Philology; - Project Leader at The Royal Library, of the New
Scholarly Translation into Danish of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
"... this work is inter-disciplinary to an
exceptional degree, based on extensive and thorough studies within
history, theology, archaeology, and the history of religion as well as
the history of astronomy. ...
With zeal and flair
Ove von Spaeth has collected evidence from widely different sources to
support his main thesis regarding Moses and his status and place in
history; and the astronomical-historical point of view I find the
starting point at a specific planetary constellation in 1537 B.C. worth
a trial in relation to biblical research, Egyptology, archaeology, and
general history. - Ove von Spaeth has chosen a vivid style in order to
reach a wider circle of readers than mere specialists ...".
Kristian Peder Moesgaard, D.Sc., Professor, History of
Science Department, Aarhus University; - Director of the Steno Museum, Danish
National Museum for the History of the Exact Sciences, Aarhus
From reviews on "The Suppressed Record", vol. 1 of the
"... a fascinating,
coherent, interdisciplinary depiction of the origins of the prophet ...the
Danish independent scholar and polymath, Ove von Spaeth, who after a supreme
effort lasting many years may convince us that he has traced the origin and
subsequent life history of Moses in a true deluge of sources. - With nothing
less than formidable control of historical developments and interaction within
the Mediterranean region and the Near East, Ove von Spaeth pieces together a
profoundly fascinating puzzle that may very well turn out to be a true portrayal
of Moses and his life ...".
- Steen Voigt,
Science Editor, - Berlingske Tidende, Daily
researcher attracts the attention and enthusiasm of a number of historians of
religion ...a feat comparable to a voyage of discovery. Yet not a voyage
exploring the far reaches of the earth, but one that delves into the missing
layers of history - a voyage that demands discipline, formidable knowledge and a
brain like a multi-gigabyte hard disk. - Studies like this one that rivet the
attention of others than the author and his family are rare nowadays. His books
may be the last Danish scientific bestseller in this millennium ..." (1999).
Chr. Nielsen, B.Sc., Editor, Writer, - Jyllands-Posten, Daily
"... broad vision
and a proper perspective. - I have greatly increased my knowledge of the ancient
Egyptians and the very diligent Jewish writers in this book, but I am unable to
verify the rabbinical placement of Moses. I am profoundly impressed by Ove von
Spaeth's vast knowledge ...".
Billeskov Jansen, Ph.D., Professor, at the University of Copenhagen, -
documented from start to finish ...this researcher is capable of working
open-mindedly with great breadth of view and coherence. - A copious breakthrough
rarely seen before in Moses research. A unique cultural-historical store of
Jorgensen, MA Historian, external History Examiner at the
Universities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense, - Frederiksborg Amts Avis, Daily
"... the dating of
Moses: from an astronomical viewpoint, I feel that the basis is worth testing in
relation to research and history ...deserves recognition outside Scandinavia
- Kristian Peder
Moesgaard, D.Sc., Professor, History of Science Department, University of
"… super-interdisciplinary -
unbelievably thorough studies. Ove von Spaeth has
succeeded in presenting the results in a language and a style accessible to
the man in the street. Top marks for its mediation qualities! …".
- Ejgil Soeholm, Master of
Literature Science, Chief Research Librarian, Writer - Jyllands-Posten, daily
"... What makes the
tale believable is the extent to which von Spaeth has been able to assimilate a
vast amount of information from a wide variety of sources,
into Hebrew, Egyptian and other contemporary language documents. ...
volume - anyone with a non-specialist interest in these far-off times from a
religious or historical perspective will enjoy having this volume at hand. -
Deserves an English translation so that it can be appreciated and argued about
by a broad international audience ...".
- Richard M.
Stern, Dr.rer.Nat., Copenhagen, - Swedano Journal
"... Rarely, if ever, has
the dating been so clearly defined or the implications elaborated in such
meticulous detail. - A presentation of detailed arguments and painstaking
analyses that contradict predominant theological trends. - Much more prestige is at stake than immediately anticipated, because if
Ove von Spaeth is correct even only in the main features, many years of
hegemonic theological perceptions in this field are simply going to tumble
like dominoes. ...Will encourage new breakthroughs and corrections
for a long time to come ...". -
Rune Engelbreth Larsen, M.A., History of Ideas; &
History of Religion, - Faklen
"... - A very, very interesting documentation that places Moses as a
concrete, historical person in Egypt of the pharaoehs. The author Ove von
Spaeth's hypothesis has not received the blue stamp from the academic
community. But said between us: it is the most convincing hypothesis
of Moses, yet obtained.
His presentation also
bringing a large amount of hitherto inexplicable historical events in
ancient Egypt into a full consistency: it will in future have a very,
very great historical significance.
He bases his hypothesis
on a combination of the ancient Rabbinical Writings, Egyptian rituals and astronomical events. He reveals to
have an unusually thorough knowledge of the three and this gives him several
advantages that ordinary Egyptologists do not possess. ... " - Erling Haagensen,
writer and film director, - in his crime novel "Murder on the word"
(Documentas, Copenhagen 2008) -
Record", the first book of the series, has been included in the list of
recommended literature about Egypt for official use by the basic school for
development aid experts of Danida, the Department for Development Aid of the
Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, as well as by the Educational Service
Centre in Copenhagen.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, - Official recording of the work in the
"Market Profile of Egypt" published by the Royal Danish Embassy of Egypt in
Said about Ove von Spaeth's entire "Assassinating Moses"-series, VOLUMES
Groundbreaking, outstanding, controversial -
The broad disclosure of the historical circumstances of Moses is
an exciting and thorough introduction to several fascinating aspects
of the ancient Egyptian world and the oldest history of Jews.
5 volumes disclosing
re-discovered traditions. The individual volumes can be read separately. -
Most professional reviewers have seen this work as the best documented
solution in modern research concerning the Moses question. The work
human enlightenment, presenting exciting perspectives and an immense amount of
informative history writing which cannot be read with the pace of a novel,
but nevertheless keeps the attention of the reader focused on the
ancient information has of obvious significance to modern human beings. The writer has spent
no less than 15 years on his studies and his work on these magnificent books -
described by scientists as "future biblical research", "broader spectra of
source material than other researchers in this line", "epoche-making
interpretation", ... It is an achievement to
be able to write about such distant years with thorough documentation -
(and) it requires a huge amount of self-discipline... The work is
interesting also in the sense that many of the old, interesting and
beautiful stories we know from the Old Testament get a scientific twist
showing the reader a better insight adapted to present time ...".
- Finn Bentzen, Editor-in-Chief, J.A.K Magazine, quarterly
"... I am very interested in your publications on Moses. - I have
translated the first 4 chapters of Genesis from the Hebrew, letter by letter
rather than assuming word divisions that may or may not have been there. The
result is so concise and beautiful that it identifies its author as being a
genius of the highest order. ...
The chapters of your
first book on your website were so very important to my work. - I will order
your books. It's good to read some logical reasoning behind the often
contradictory stories of Moses. It's also good for me in particular to have
Moses (and his writings) placed farther back in time than normally supposed ... ".
- Dianna Padgett,
Writer, Researcher, - Transframe, -
Danish: "De Fortraengte Optegnelser" - Attentatet på
Moses, Vol.1 / by Ove von Spaeth Copenhagen
1999, 2nd edition, updated 2004 pp. 236,
soft cover, DKK: 125, - illstr., facsims.,
genealog. table, maps, plans. Includes bibliography and
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A special treasure of knowledge and wisdom
of Greece, Rome, and the Renaissance had originated in Ancient Egypt -
and was here known to connect also with the historical Moses' dramatic
fate and mystery.
Ove von Spaeth has
written an intriguing, new-orientating work presenting this still
influential background of our civilization. • His interdisciplinary
research on history, archaeology, and anthropology goes deeply into
Egyptian tradition, history of religion, initiation cults, star-knowledge,
and mythology - relating to biblical studies, the Rabbinical Writings,
and the authors of Antiquity. • Each volume offers unique insights not
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