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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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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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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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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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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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When Did Israel First Expect Deliverance from Egypt?

I see that you have accepted an answer already but I would like to offer an answer regardless. I recommend all of Genesis 15 as foundation and I believe it to be more complete regarding the OP, than ...
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Who was Pharaoh when Moses lived in Egypt?

Who was Pharaoh when Moses lived? Amenhotep II was the Pharaoh of the Exodus, in 1446 bc. This answer takes the 480 years in 1 Kings 6:1 as a literal number. Summary Ahmose was the Pharaoh who began ...
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When Did Israel First Expect Deliverance from Egypt?

Films are not a good guide to any kind of history. In Genesis ch50 v24, Joseph says "God will visit you and bring you up out of this land to the land which he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to ...
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Why do ancient Egyptian records make no mention of the Crossing of the Red Sea narrative?

Consider this excerpt from a National Geographic article, and notice the part I've highlighted: The identity of Pharaoh in the Moses story has been much debated, but many scholars are inclined to ...
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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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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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Did Israelites ever think that Egyptian gods were part of Yahweh's heavenly/divine council?

So did the Israelites once believe that the Egyptian gods were part of that council? or was it just limited to Mesopotamian deities? Colloquial concepts of deities morph over time, and especially ...
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The plagues of egypt

The source of this concept can be found in the Bible. When God sent Moses to deliver the children of Israel from bondage in Egypt, He promised to show His wonders as confirmation of Moses’ authority: ...
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Did Israelites ever think that Egyptian gods were part of Yahweh's heavenly/divine council?

Being a touch pedantic here, nobody can say whether "the Israelites" - as a nation - believed the Egyptian gods were part of a heavenly council that Yahweh had. Now, if anyone can produce ...
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Did Israelites ever think that Egyptian gods were part of Yahweh's heavenly/divine council?

First, we should clarify that the teaching of Israel's God being the head of a council of gods is not a Christian one. However, there are indeed some scholars of religion - include some who identify ...
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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?

Once we realize the Exodus happened in 1446 bc (see my other answer) the only viable Pharaoh for the one who wanted to kill Moses is Thutmoses III, and thus the only viable Pharaoh for the Exodus is ...
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