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Do any Christian groups believe that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain in?

Here is a fascinating article about the history of the idea that the pyramids were grain stores. There is no mention of pyramids in the Bible's version of the story but in the Middle Ages people ...
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Is Ezekiel 29 a failed prophecy?

What you have missed is conceiving Egypt as maintaining a substantial continuity as a kingdom beyond the last native ruler of Egypt (Nectanebo II). But that's not what happened. Although around 525 ...
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Do any Christian groups believe that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain in?

There may be the occasional Christian who who speculates that there is a link between the pyramids and Joseph's grain storage, but it's not part of any mainstream theology. Consider three problems: ...
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Is there extra-biblical evidence for the Exodus?

"I've heard from multiple sources that there isn't even the slightest of (extra-biblical) evidence of the Exodus story or even evidence for the presence of Israelites in Egypt. If this is true.......
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What does the Bible say about Egypt aside from the story of Moses in Exodus?

It's pretty clear from the Bible that people outside the Hebrews knew about the existence of God. To make that more specific, they knew that there was a God that the Hebrews worshipped, just as the ...
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Does anyone know the name of the pharaoh that Joseph brought his family to meet?

I have spent rather too long on this very question... on and off for two or three years.. or was it more? can't remember exactly. I came to the conclusion that, for the 12th dynasty (about 2000 - ...
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Is there extra-biblical evidence for the Exodus?

One problem with finding an answer to this important question is that there are conflicting views as to which Pharaohs ruled when. There is an Egyptologist who says it was NOT Thutmose III who was on ...
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Is Ezekiel 29 a failed prophecy?

The following is from John Gill's Exposition of the Bible: Verse 13. Yet thus saith the Lord God, at the end of forty years,.... Reckoning from its devastation by Nebuchadnezzar to the taking of ...
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Alexander Helios disappearance-Scriptural Nephites?

No, the Nephites arrived in America around 600 B.C., long before Alexander Helios' days, with a much smaller group, on a single ship, and without their worldly treasures. The Nephites are considered ...
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Who was Pharaoh when Moses lived in Egypt?

Who was Pharaoh when Moses lived? Manetho was a historian in the first or second century bc. Historians today rely heavily on Manetho for their chronology of Egyptian history. According to Manetho &...
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Is there extra-biblical evidence for the Exodus?

The Hebrews lived in separate encampment (see Exodus) and were treated as common labourers. Effectively, they were migrants living on a separate housing estate, with a separate language, separate ...
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What was the name of the Pharaoh during the time of Moses?

Nobody knows for sure but modern speculations and depictions have centered on Ramses the II, Aka Ramses the Great. Here is an Egyptian news paper article on the subject. http://thecairopost.youm7....
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What was the early Coptic doctrine for beliefs in the afterlife?

Regarding Coptic doctrines on afterlife or any other topic, it is important to note that Orthodox in general (be they Chalcedonian or Miaphysite) generally place great stock in "keeping the faith of ...
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According to the Catholic Church, what was the point of all the plagues?

The ten plagues corresponded to ten of the major Gods of the Egyptians. The God of the Hebrews wasn't trying to convert anyone, but assert himself as the God above all other gods. 1) God of the Nile, ...
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How does Christianity traditionally explain the need to subject the Israelites to slavery in Egypt?

According to the Westminster Shorter Catechism: Q. What is the chief end of man? A. Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever. In the most general sense, God subjected the Israelites ...
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Who was Pharaoh when Moses lived in Egypt?

I agree with Mike's answer that Thutmoses II was probably the Pharaoh of the Exodus for the reasons he stated and because it fits my possible timeline below.
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Who was Pharaoh when Moses lived in Egypt?

This question appears to assume there really was an Exodus from Egypt, as described in the Book of Exodus, although it should be noted that the strong consensus of scholars is that the Exodus did not ...
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