Other scientists and scholars' introductions, in full length,
as published in Ove von Spaeth's "The Vanished Successor", VOLUME 3
of the book-series "Assassinating Moses".
In addition, the table of Contents of Vol. 3.
JENS JORGENSEN: INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME 3
An incredibly delightful experience every single minute in the company of
this book about Moses and the tumultuous political machinations of the past
in the Middle East - a trail-blazing work with revolutionary results and
continually developed through serious, sober research.
Ove von Spaeth's work is
the result of hard work within a framework of quality that demands respect
in every context. A well-composed, balanced project based on years of
research - national and international alike.
research would still be lying hidden away in dusty archives if Ove von
Spaeth had not probed in the right places with his special sense of the
object of his study producing a presentation of such crucial, but up to now
lesser known, historical material.
Strictly and logically
structured, exquisitely underpinned by well-chosen sources prioritized to
uphold the reader's general view by avoiding the pitfall of flooding the
reader with excessive details. The exposition is superb in its text and
choice of words. At the same time, it is as suspenseful as a good crime
Also, the insights into
the early connections between Egypt and pre-classic Greek culture are
rewarding and refreshing.
The various chapters
based on purely historical material contain all the components that make the
writer's analyses and theories for the process scientific well-documented
Jens Jorgensen, MA Historian, former Headmaster, external history examiner at the
Universities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense
JENS-ANDRÉ P. HERBENER: INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME 3
The third book of researcher Ove von Spaeth's voluminous work on Moses
deals with the key period of Moses' life when he escaped from Egypt at the
age of 40 until he - as the great, prophetic leading figure of the people of
Israel - died at the age of about 120 on Canaan's threshold.
Just a few centuries ago,
the Biblical account most of us are familiar was viewed as historically
correct - and unambiguous - from start to finish. But with coming of the Age
of Enlightenment, encroaching doubt about this idea spread concurrent with
the slow but sure spread of a scientific outlook that took a critical look
at previous historical thinking. For instance, increasing numbers of
researchers rejected the notion that it was possible to date the immigration
into the Land of Canaan by the Israelites in accordance with the Bible's own
chronology, i.e., to the late 15th century BC. On the other hand, for
various reasons, the reign of Egypt's pharaoh Ramses II, near the end of the
13th century BC, was considered to be a more reliable benchmark from which
It soon became clear,
however that no evidence could be found during this era to prove that a
comprehensive exodus from Egypt was followed by a massive conquest of
Canaan, at least not without making a veritable 'Procustes-manipulation' to
analyse the growing archaeological and epigraphic material - and
particularly the Biblical account. This situation, and others, has now led
to a situation within influential circles of modern theological Bible
research, where Moses is perceived as a mystical fairytale figure who has
never existed, but who was invented for specific religious and political
considerations a few centuries before the beginning of the Christian era.
In recent research, this
fate has not only befallen Moses but also the primary substance of the
history of the Israelites, at least as it is presented in the Bible. The
overarching conclusion of this view of Moses is that the Titanic impulse
that lay the groundwork for the appearance of three world religions -
Judaism, Christianity and Islam - is ultimately based on a painstakingly
staged, imaginary figure.
With the cataclysmic
power of a comet, Ove von Spaeth's book bursts a gaping fissure in this
research construction. Using an unprejudiced acuteness - with something so
unusually heretical in our day as the ability to think independent thoughts
- the writer documents countless, spectacular coincidences among things like
historic astronomic dating, ancient Egyptian inscriptions, diversified
antique scriptures, Biblical and ancient Greek "myths", tales and
archaeological excavations from ancient Palestine, similarities which in all
historical probability cannot be merely accidental. On this basis he
assembles a depiction of Moses' integral role in the early history of the
Israelites, a depiction whose abundance of details and ideas, plausibility
and originality has perhaps never been seen before.
As a result Ove von
Spaeth's study represents one of the most potentially explosive theses in
the research history of the Hebrew Bible. For this very reason, there is
hardly any doubt that the writer - when he can no longer be ignored - will
be stormed by an army of academics waging the universities' bitter war of
self-legitimacy against this unorthodox outsider. As all experience shows, a
reaction pattern of this nature seems to be the fate of any genuine pioneer
- and an indisputable hallmark.
In conclusion, however,
the reader should be forewarned: this book presents an unexpectedly simple
solution and, as such, can hardly be read without forcing the reader to
alter his or her view of the Biblical scriptures.
Jens-André P. Herbener, M.A. in Comparative Religion and Semitic
Philology; - Project leader, at The Royal National Library of Denmark, of
the new scholarly translation into Danish of the Hebrew Bible (Old
P A R T 1 1: MOSES - AN HEIR TO THE THRONE, IN EXILE13
and the curse against Moses 2: The Strategy of Attrition - and the Mysterious
coercion behind Pharaoh's campaign.- Shuttle tactics.- Tuthmosis III's secret
enemy 3: The Game Nobody Won28
Pharaoh's propaganda misled researchers. - Moses affected by his own methods 4: The Evil Brother - and the Escape of the Allies32
Controversial stories from India about Moses. - Moses' allies in Greek legends 5: The Greek Gifts - after Tuthmosis III's 19-Year
bases for Moses' allies
P A R T 2 6: THE FINAL REBELLION - THE HEBREWS' BIG CHANCE59
opportunities for reclaiming the throne. - The brutal pharaoh 7: Canaanite Kings Expected to Support Moses' Revolte63
revolt and the new religion. - Canaanite alliance with Moses 8: The Spring Sacrifice69
first Easter's night of the long knives. - Blood on doorposts for magic
protection 9: The New Pharaoh on the Throne the Following Morning76
historical evidence prove pharaoh's death occurred at the same time as the
Exodus? 10: Cloud Column by Day, Column of Fire by Night86
unsuccessful comeback. - Moses makes use of his strategic skills 11: The Mysterious Number of Israelites and Their Residences100
founding of hidden, strategic bases 12: Magical Means Put to Use in the Conflict between the Pharaoh
Plagues of Egypt and the Pharaoh's sorcerers. - The magic of the names 13: National Treasure Used for Magical Protection113
mummy gone astray? 14: The Golden Calf - Exported from an Egyptian Cult?117
cult rituals brought along in the Exodus. - The Golden Calf of the Danaens 15: Who Was Promised the Promised Land?
great dilemma. - Without land anywhere 16: Moses' Special Egyptian Forces128
mysterious Levites. - Were all the tribes of Israel Hebrew? 17: The Defeat 137
decisively shunned. - Anti-Egyptian rebellion disbands, Moses stands alone
P A R T 3 18: AND THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN … 151
Battle of Jericho finally dated. - Astronomy and archaeology indicate the time
of Moses 19: The Day the Sun Stood Still164
the Bible solves astronomic mystery. - Rare celestial phenomenon precisely dated 20: Moses' Historical Existence Re-established
isolated position advanced his new religion. - The curse is lifted. APPENDICES: The Alphabet and Moses' Allies 183 -
Controversial Historic Crossroads 194-236
PREFACE BY AUTHOR: This re-evaluation of the time and status
of the historical Moses and the special inspirations behind his work - is based
on interdisciplinary scientific- and cultural historical research, connecting
archaeological findings, textual research, and astronomical dating - all being
evaluated in relation to the Bible, the Rabbinical Writings, and various
important authors of Antiquity.
Many handed-down sources
and findings have, for the first time, been put into a greater context all of
which should be judged in its entirety. The book is not based on
single sources or solitary decisions - rather,the focus is on the presentation
of a long string of clues and indications; these may be considered a "special
offer" to further research.
The book can be read
without previous scientific qualifications. It is not an attempt to present
Moses' "curriculum vitae", nor is it "documentary fiction", or a historical
account distributed in trendy reading form.
Annotations at the bottom
of pages or at special places have been left out in favour of coherence and
legibility. Instead, annotations have been continuously included in the
reading-matter. References of sources are given directly on the spot and may, as
you like, be passed over or used in further documentation just like summaries
and appendices. The intentional lack of other current annotation is compensated
for by a comprehensive bibliography with further substantiation of the
information given in the book. The bibliography has been divided into various
fields of subject matter in order to facilitate verification.
The British Egyptologist
Alan H. Gardiner's transcription of Egyptian names has been preferred.
Supplementary astronomical data are presented at the end of the book.
A number of researchers
and experts have from their separate fields of science most kindly contributed
with guidance, criticism, argumentation, and encouragement. Naturally, these
experts are not responsible for the way in which their information has been
Special thanks are offered to: Historical
Astronomy: Kristian Peder Moesgaard, D.Sc., Department of History of
Science, Aarhus University, and Director of the Steno Museum, Danish
National Museum for the History of the Exact Sciences. Egyptology:
Erik Iversen, Ph.D.,h.c., Assistant Professor, formerly Department of Egyptology, University of
Copenhagen; - Eva Richter Aeroe, M.A., Assistant Professor, Carsten Niebuhr Institute,
University of Copenhagen. Hebrew
Philology/Bible- and Talmud Texts: Egon K. Keck, M.A. in Semitic
Languages, Subject Adviser, Dep. of Judaism, The Royal National Library of
Denmark, Copenhagen; - S. Heimann, Rabbi, formerly Dep. of Judaism,
The Royal National Library of Denmark, Copenhagen; - Jens-André P.
Herbener, M.A. in Semitic Philology and Comparative Religion, and Project
leader, at The Royal National Library of Denmark, of the new scholarly
translation into Danish of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). Biblical Research:
Bent Melchior, former Chief Rabbi of Denmark; - Jakob H.
Groenbaek, B.D., Subject Adviser, Royal National Library of Denmark,
Copenhagen. Josephus Research:
Per Bilde, D.D., Study of Religion, Professor, Aarhus University. Greek Philology
and Mythology: Leo Hjortsoe, Assistant Professor, Department of
Greek and Latin, University of Copenhagen. History:
Jens Jörgensen, MA in History, former Headmaster, officiately app.
examiner in history at the Universities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense. Military Strategy
History: Michael H. Clemmesen, Cand.Phil., Brigade General, formerly
The Academy of Defence. Glaciochronologi:
Claus Hammer, Ph.D., Professor, Geophysical Dep., The Niels Bohr Institute,
Copenhagen. Principles of the
Jewish/Mosaic Calendar: Bent Lexner, Chief Rabbi of Denmark, Copenhagen. Astronomical
Calculation: Leif Kahl Kristensen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,
Department of History of Science, Aarhus University; - K.A. Ternoe,
M.A., formerly Department of Physics, Danish Post-Graduate Training College
for Teachers, Copenhagen; - Kyril Fabrin, Assist.
Professor, Mathematics & Astronomy, formerly Aalborg University; -
H. Quade Rasmusen, Astronomer, Kalundborg, DK; - F.R. Stephenson,
D.C., Astronomer, University of Durham, England; - David Dunham, DC,
Astronomer, US Naval Observatory, Washington DC, USA. Further thanks to: Rune Engelbreth Larsen, M.A. in History of Ideas
and History of Religion; - Eva Björnböl, Research-librarian, Cairo;
- Jannie Fursund, LLD, Assistant Professor; - Asmus Koefoed, Bach.Phys.;
- Karine Smidth, Journalist; - Erling Haagensen, Writer, and Film Director;- Sidney Maage, Principal, Ministry of Defence; - Bodil Eeg
Neumann, Techn.A.; - Raymond Bildstedfelt, Inf.Director, DI; -
Marianne Illum, proofreader; - Evan Bogan, Publ. Director; - The
Staff of The Royal National Library of Denmark, and of Dep. II of the Copenhagen
University Library; - Construction of Computer Programs: Laurids
Pedersen, Nysted, DK; - Ulla Hoff, H.D., English language,
Translator; - Astronomical Computer Calculations: Jarl Hansen, Macro
Systems Internet, Coín, Spain. OvS.
- ABSTRACTS - summary
and some guiding clues
OVE VON SPAETH: The Vanished Successor
- Rediscovering the Hidden War Leading
Volume 3 of the series
- Ancient texts and a variety of sources indicate that Moses was an exiled
Egyptian prince who repeatedly attempted to regain his claim to the throne
of the pharaohs by availing of the context of historic tensions then
existing in the Middle East.
A coup prevented Moses
from ascending the throne of the pharaohs, a position for which - according
to ancient Jewish texts, i.e. the 'Rabbinical Writings' - he had been
designated and educated. A number of rare sources indicate that Moses
continued to intervene in the political affairs of Egypt from his place of
exile in order to regain his claims to the power.
New light and
understanding are now brought to the image of Moses and this "forgotten
feud". This book unfolds the unresolved circumstances behind Moses’
extraordinary role in Egypt and the history of the Hebrews which led to
changes across the Middle East.
Several rare and old
sources reveal that in response to the untimely coup that prevented Moses
from ascending the throne of Egypt - a position for which, according to
ancient Jewish texts (the 'Rabbinical Writings'), he had been designated and
educated, - he instigated a major rebellion with the aid of Hebrew immigrant
workers and of many Egyptians. It was not until the end of this attempt that
these peoples sought another land and their own sovereignty.
The oldest Moses
traditions include information on rare astronomical phenomena, providing a
unique correlation to be revealed between source material and dating. In
addition, archaeological finds illuminate the data of the ancient scriptures
which also seem to provide clues to Moses' secret bases where the people of
the Exodus hid in 'the desert' for many years.
A realistic background is
unfolded of the crossing over the Red Sea. For the first time in the history
of scholarship, larger contexts are developed of ancient mystery cults with
religious and magical contents and practices which were also politically
active and powerful in their own ways.
Key Phrases :
Moses' rebellion, the Israelites, Pharaoh Amenhotep II,
the Exodus from Egypt, Joshua, the pillar of the cloud,
pillar of fire, spring sacrifice, the Golden Calf,
the Ten Commandments, the Levites, Jethro, the desert
journey, the promised land, Canaan, Jericho,
astronomical mystery, chronology, historians of
Antiquity, Sinai, alphabet invention, Cadmus,
cultural history, archaeology, anthropology, religious
history, Talmud, the Bible, the five Books of
Moses, Rabbinical Writings, Old Testament, Talmud,
Egyptology, Ove von Spaeth, Philo, Josephus,
Petra, Hatshepsut, Thebes, Tuthmosis III, Quadesh.
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the Volume 3 the revolutionary rediscovery of Moses' feud for the
Egyptian throne reveals an unexpected and new side of his dramatic role in
Egypt and in Hebrew history.
It is apparent that there
are many gaps in the biblical report on Moses. He enters history, only to
disappear, and returns in order to resume his leading role in the Israelite
exodus story. The pattern repeats itself several times, and the biblical
Books of Moses (the Septuagint) offer almost no clues to these "years of
silence". Here, however, now these gaps are filled and Moses' story is
News about Moses in Egypt in advance of Exodus
The increased knowledge also opens several new
- Were the ten plagues of Egypt a stage of magic
- Was one of Moses' secret burial chambers to be
found in Egypt?
- Who were the Levites with their Egyptian names?
- Which kings assisted in the Exodus of Moses and
- What is the meaning of the Bible's story of "the
sun stood still"?
"The forgotten feud" is revealed here showing how Moses, the missing heir to
the throne, and the dramatic role he played in Egypt and the neighbouring
countries, brought about transformation throughout the Middle East - an
unexpected background that could change how we perceive our early history.
Ultimately, he instigated a decisive showdown in the 15th century BC with
the help of Hebrew immigrant workers. Moses' daring action was in vain,
however, and it wasn't until then that the Hebrews/Israelites sought another
From obscure information
in the oldest Moses traditions also in conjunction with rare astronomical
phenomena, a unique correlation is revealed between source material and
dating. Archaeological finds illuminate the data of the ancient scriptures
which, among other things, seem to provide clues about important sites where
the people of the exodus hid in "the desert" for many years.
As rarely seen before in
historical accounts, politically radical and mystery cults and religious and
magic circumstances are drawn into a larger, proper perspective. The book's
vibrant explanation is also readable by people outside the world of
A myth created in later times by researchers
Many people are familiar
with the expression 'Exodus', not least from movies and books about the hard
fate of the Jews - and it is originally affiliated with the exodus of Moses
and the Israelites from Egypt. Up to now, insufficient evidence of this
event has caused doubt about this focal point of the Bible and about whether
this story about the Jews ever actually occurred. And if it did, when did it
Astonishing finds and
evidence shed light on the historical circumstances including whether the
"Promised Land of Canaan" had been promised to others before the Israelites.
It has long been
asserted, without substantiation that Ramses II was the "harsh Pharaoh"
mentioned in the Bible. But the historians of ancient times - as well as new
data from modern astronomical dating of the epoch - already indicate that in
reality Amenhotep II was the persecutor of the Israelites in the 15th
century BC, i.e. about 200 years before Ramses II.
After his 26-year reign,
Amenhotep did not - as opposed to other important pharaohs - leave behind
numerous edifices: Egypt seems to have lost a large number of workers during
his reign. Could this be due to factors such as Moses' successful leadership
of the exodus?
. . .
A myth created inl ater
times by researchers refers to Amenhotep II's predecessor, Tuthmosis III, as
"Antiquity's Napoleon", which is contrary to the overlooked fact: that he
never extended the Egyptian empire with an inch, but instead simply has
defended (cleverly) its wide borders. Here, the often rare material seems to
show that Tuthmosis III's many trips could have been systematically provoked
by Moses, who had several important allies in Canaan.
For the first time ever,
a military and historical analysis of the exodus from Egypt and the invasion
of Canaan is proven to be not only possible but probable - in contrast to
recent theological theories. This is the first time a study has focused on
the identity of the "first born" who were killed at the time of the exodus.
It traces the date of the action. The date of fall of Jericho is based on
the chapter in Joshua about "The day the sun stood still"; the logical
scientific information is presented explaining this mysterious astronomical
phenomenon described in the Bible.
The author has
open-mindedly ventured to ask the right questions, including those of
controversial sources in archaeology and ancient texts that reflect the life
of Moses as drastically different than the current perception - and actually
end up corroborating Moses' biblical and historical activities.
Rich, informative source material
The 'Rabbinical Writings'
mention Moses and his active work during his long exile from Egypt. These
subsequent, extensive operations, "the forgotten feud", are now revealed in
connection with Egyptian historical events. They show how Moses - the
missing heir to the throne and with the dramatic role he played in Egypt and
its neighbouring countries - having brought about transformation throughout
the Middle East: a surprising background able to change how we perceive our
Ultimately, he instigated
a decisive, major rebellion in the 15th century BC with the help of Hebrew
immigrant workers. Moses' daring action was in vain, however, and it wasn't
until then that the Hebrews/Israelites sought another land.
From hitherto unexpected
information found in the oldest Moses traditions much unique correlation
between source material and dating is revealed, and even in connection with
records of rare astronomical phenomena too. Archaeological finds illuminate
the ancient texts' data from 1400 BC all of which also providing traces of
Moses' brilliantly selected, protective sites where the exodus-people then
seems to have been hidden for many years in the desert.
Also, it is interesting
throughout the book to experience how a shadow-like figure from the Old
Testament turns into a human being of flesh and blood and emerges as one of
the major figures in world history.
. . .
The handed down
information about the impressive, apparent execution of Moses (symbolically
performed only) was early excluded from the biblical narrative while it has
still been preserved in the ancient 'Rabbinical Writings' - yet it was this
highly disruptive event resulting in making him barely surviving while all
his official identity in Egypt was eradicated.
His adversaries' so
carefully performed ritualistic removal of Moses' tracks in Egypt has in
particular contributed in recent times to the appearance of confused
theories about him. Through the meticulous investigated material of the
present book it becomes abundantly clear also how such seemingly lack of
information about Moses has led many of today's researchers to not attach
him any importance as a historical person. Thus, they argue - in fact, from
assumptions only and without any scientific proof - that he is just a myth
and a literary product.
A more clear picture
emerges from the book's exposing how a greater recognition of "the Egyptian
factor" - with its solid presence behind his entire life and work - would
have given the concept of Moses better main lines to follow. In order to
really understand this part of history better, the Moses figure must in
every way be seen - as has been experienced now - in the original Egyptian
context to a much stronger extent. Unfortunately, this is still very
underexposed hitherto in the research in question.
However, from the
new-orientating material presented by "The Vanished Successor" it has here
been revealed that at the time of Moses' long-term exile and then his
emigration with the Israelites from Egypt (around 1455 BC, an era based on
data from ancient writers, too), all this became the end result of the
previous coup which had prevented him from taking over Egypt's throne.
Moreover, it was from his protected exile in Nubia (the later Sudan and
Ethiopia) and then Sinai that he was capable of - for a very long period of
time and through the considerable great distances - succeeding in
establishing much political plot, altogether with the goal to regain his
Exploiting to the full the historic tensions reigning in the Middle East
During this period Moses
has travelled far and wide. His personality may be the main key to some
hitherto incomprehensible detail in the handed down reports on the wars
which through those years kept the Egyptian army on its toes at the
country's northern and southern border alternately; - incredible information
is now brought to the light of day.
By the events of Moses'
hidden years being brought out in the open, a gripping course is exposed
making the reader also forming acquaintances with: 1)
Moses' political alliances by which he manages from his exile to attack
Pharaoh Tuthmosis III; 2) Moses' from a military view
very professional diversionary tactics during the Israelite exodus
succeeding to mislead the pursuing Egyptian troops; 3)
his secret bases; 4) his vast communication system;
5) his desperate situation in the desert and the often
problematic relationship with the Israelites.
pharaoh-prince, who with his in antiquity so very famous great and versatile
talents should have become one of the most important rulers of Egypt - how
could all this be lost to such an extent that even a mentioning of most of
these circumstances have been lost in his later biblical reputation?
. . .
Even the necessary dating
information is available here - it concerns several independent,
astronomically verifiable checkpoints of the time of Moses - among these are
major events as the Exodus from Egypt and the invasion of Canaan: a)
According to Josephus the Israelite Exodus took place in "Moses' 80th year",
i.e. when Moses was 79 years of age. In 1455 BC, the Israelite exodus from
Egypt took place these 79 years after the birth of Moses. The date of this
first Easter can be astronomically computed: in the Bible's the Book of
Exodus the first Easter was determined from the first full moon at the 14th
day of the first spring month, i.e. the first full moon after vernal
equinox; the culmination of this full moon took place even on the very day
of equinox, here the 21st March (by modern calendar style). b) The
battle of Joshua at Gibeon, where "... the sun stood still ..." (Book of
Joshua, 10:12-13) in 1415 BC, the Israelite year of invasion (i.e. 39-40
years after the beginning of the exodus) is anticipated to have happened
during a special, celestial phenomenon. In the present Vol. 3 this is
carefully investigated and the result showing a rare kind of a total lunar
eclipse, i.e. "the Cleomedes phenomenon" taking place by sunset on 25th June
(modern calendar style). c)
Both the results by British archaeologist John Garstang, from his digging
out the ruins of Jericho - and later from his colleague John J. Bimson's
scientific examination by chemical analysis of the pottery found - confirm
in all respects the dating around the beginning of the 1400's BC.
Also these points being of the most logic coherence are thoroughly
documented here - and by the the present book they are for the first time
exposed to the public.
From the 400's BC til the
200's AD, Babylonia was a leading Jewish learning center. When settled in
Babylonia, the Jewish leaders' waning attention to Moses, - the first
tangible, major personality in the border area of our older history - seems
to have resulted in reducing him from his actual volume to appear in a more
limited role. Not least, from then his incoherent appearance in the shadow
of this diminishing status had contributed to that branches of contemporary
research claim Moses to be non-real and just a myth figure.
Practising of assassinating
Moses appears in fact to have occurred continuously for more than three
thousand years. This process is reflected in four main points: Moses'
identity as a prince and heir to the throne was - 1)
destroyed in Egypt, - 2) transformed and partially
supplanted by the Israelites/Jews, - 3) the
appearance altered by the church, - and finally 4)
transformed again or even entirely neglected among later theologians and
historians. His very identity appears to be annihilated, with effect until
the present day nearly three and a half millennium after his death.
There are religious
founders and prophets such as Buddha and Zarathustra, known only less
concretely through the traditions of their spoken words, transmitted through
the disciples. But their existence is not doubted. However, Moses is the
oldest known founder of a new religion - and here we have far more
concretes: e.g. it is mentioned numerous times in the Bible that he has
written down its (oldest) texts. That he is still regarded by many as a myth
and as non-existent, will already on such background seem absurd.
. . . Assassinating Moses was, as mentioned, carried out on several levels
and had taken place through several millennia. This in itself hidden riddle
from ancient darkness seems finally to be elucidated now.
As rarely seen before
when presenting history, the politically intrusive mystery cults and
religious and magic circumstances are included here and drawn into a larger,
proper perspective. The book's vibrant explanation is also readable by
persons outside the world of specialists.
Already by the attitudes
in the ancient time regarding the Egyptians’ magical
curse on Moses - which should "dismantle" him and condemn his work - it
seems that the well-known self-fulfilling effect have emerged by which the
curse became like almost a reality to those people who paid too much
attention to it. Even among opponents of Egypt's new ruler (Tuthmosis III)
this could certainly influence them to avoid involvement in or direct
supporting Moses' aspirations.
Thus in vain Moses
continued for years from his exile his rebellion against Pharaoh Tuthmosis
III and the successor, Amenhotep II. These matters disclose a new page of
ancient history - but at the end, despite Moses' impressive performance, the
surprising result of all the emaciated efforts and struggles became much
more different from what anyone would have expected ...
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3 of the series
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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