The Egyptian kings mentioned in the stories of Abraham, Joseph, and Moses do not have any given names but only their title "pharaoh". I am Interested in learning about Egypt and I have heard some suggestions as who they were (Thutmose iii, Rameses II) but no archeological attestations of Hebrew slavery exist in those periods.
Exodus 1:1 - 22
ESV - 1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each with his household: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah.
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Great question the Hyksos a semitic people who conquered the native kings and established a strong government, with Zoan or Tanis as their capital. To the old native Egyptians, who were an African race, the Hyksos foreign rulers from Syria - Palestine 1663-1555 BC were an abomination Genesis 12:10-20 Abram pharaoh Mentiu Genesis 41 Joseph pharaoh was probably Apopi, or Apopis, the last of the Hyksos foreign rulers. The Hyksos, who for some 108 years had been masters of Egypt, were driven out, and the old dynasty restored. The Israelites now began to be looked down upon. They began to be afflicted and tyrannized over. Exodus 1:8-22 The “new king who knew not Joseph” has been generally supposed to have been Aahmes I., or Amosis, as he is called by Josephus. Recent discoveries, have led to the conclusion that Seti was the “new king.” Seti I. was the father of Rameses II., a great and successful warrior, also the great builder of his city Rameses on the Nile in 13 century BC. In the Lord's freedom to explore..........warrior on
Based on the research of Dr. David Hocking, he believes Pharaoh of the Exodus was Tuthmosis III. Rather than me copying and plagiarizing go to http://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/hocking_david/hna/hocking_hna01.cfm Next click on the blue radio button top-left of the screen "Take this course @ BLBi" Open or save the Adobe file "introduction part 2". Begin reading page at 10. Hocking's knowledge of ancient history and the Word of God is tremendous. The evidence supporting Tuth-"MOSIS" III as the Exodus Pharaoh is awesome! You don't actually have to take the course to read the material or listen to the audio but it is a wonderful study for the serious Bible student. Be blessed!
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