What I am posting is leading up to Mary Magdalene, her lineage and why she has become an icon that has been fostered by the Knights Templar and other.
Before I continue with the Great Exodus, Plato in his treatise Law, wondered about the origins of man. He had his own idea and conferred with his peers in other countries who concluded he was correct. Plato put forth that the gods who came here, or the extraterrestrials that ruled the Earth for thousands of years, and after a long extended period decided to divide the Earth into 12 sections with each section having 12 tribes. Each tribe elected a king/ruler and the king of the section was elected or selected from the 12 different tribal kings in the sector. This has a great bearing on the 12 tribes of Israel. Thus we have 12x12 = 144. Each sector would have a god of the pantheon who would be in charge of that sector. The first pantheon of gods after a time became known as the Greek pantheon, the Roman pantheon, the India pantheon and so on.
From my research, Inanna was given the area we know today as India. It is important to realize that the so-called 12 tribes of Israel also had a god overseeing them. In the Old Testament/Talmud the foremost god name is Jehovah although it is sometimes erroneously given the name of Yahweh. Yahweh was a separate god. There was a battle between gods using nuclear weapons and resulting in the devastation of Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot’s wife was said to have looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. Today archaeologists are finding in their digs evidence of nuclear residue near those two former cities. We only have to realize what happened in Hiroshima to know that this was possible. We can also understand why the Dead Sea is devoid of life and has been monitored for its radioactivity.
My understanding of the great Exodus from the Hebrew point of view is that the Jews had been enslaved and wanted to be free of the tyranny of Egypt. Under the guidance of Moses, they departed Egypt and after the Red Sea parted for them, they wandered for 40 years until they came to the Promised Land. Have you ever wondered where they spent those 40 years when it only takes about three hours to travel by SUV from the Nile Delta to Palestine? Have you wondered who the Canaanites were? You know - those people who God gave the Israelites permission to ravish, kill and take-over.
There are researchers who question the validity of the Exodus story as written in the Old Testament (O.T,) and Talmud. Published on October 29, 1999, Ze’ev Herzog wrote an article titled Deconstructing the walls of Jericho in the Ha’aretz, the leading newspaper in Israel that after 70 years of intensive excavations in Israel, archaeologists learned that Israelites did not sojourn to Egypt or make an exodus. They did not wander in the desert. If there is no evidence of Israelites being in Egypt, then what is the Exodus all about? Perhaps the Israelites were not known under the name as given in the O.T.
If one were to research Egyptian history as given in hieroglyphics, paintings and other ancient writings, then another picture begins to unfold. This is very much like cracking a hidden code. The Jewish scholars who promote that the world is only 5764 years old could be right from the point of view that the Jewish or Hebrews had no beginning prior that time under the current names. Since this is the year 2008 AD, this would place the beginning of the Jewish race to around 3757 BC. What was happening around 3757 BC? When I began researching, I learned that even Jewish history scholars cannot agree upon the timelines when important events took place such as the Exodus. In The Gift of the Jews by Thomas Cahill, he writes that the Talmud came into being from oral history and there is no reliable record of written Hebrew before the 10th century BC. If you have ever played the ‘whisper’ or ‘telephone’ game, you have an idea of how garbled the original statements become.
Immanuel Velikovsky researched Egyptian history and the O.T. history extensively and even though there were parallels in both histories, the dates of the events did not agree. He finally realized that the Hebrews and the Egyptians counted time differently and when he learned how to reconcile the differences in times, he realized that their histories were practically the same. When in the O.T. it is written that Abraham journeyed south into Gerar, it could be he was traveling into Egypt because the names Gerar and Egypt were the same. What has been revealed is that the Hyksos were also the Israelites. Where did the Hyksos come from? Some say they came from Babylonia and other say Anatolia or Asia.
From what I can ascertain, the Hyksos came to Lower Egypt bringing with them chariots and horses, which had been unknown before then in Egypt. They were not ignorant people. For approximately a span from 1780 BC to 1560 BC, Egypt was split in two. The north (next to the Mediterranean) was ruled by Hyksos pharaohs during this period and the south (including Ethiopia and Nubia) was ruled by Egyptian pharaohs. The pharaohs and kings of ancient Egypt had many different names. There was the birth name, throne name, a name for different countries and it was usual to change the name by royal decree the name of the person so that it would sound more agreeable to the ears of foreign people. As an example: A pharaoh of the Middle Kingdom changed the name of Joseph mentioned in Genesis 41-45, to Zaphnaph-Paaneah. Therefore it is a challenge to know who was who.
During the time of Moses, it is interesting to note that moses was the ending to the name of Tuthmose I through Tuthmose IV. Instead of the O.T. Moses being found in a reed basket along the Nile River, he could have been one of the sons of Tuthmose I and he became Amenhotep IV with his half-brother being Tuthmose II, or Moses' brother Aaron. Or it could have been vice-versa. There is a general concensus of some scholars that Moses was Amenhotep IV who changed his name to Akhenaton and created the monotheism religion of Egypt dedicated to the god Aten or Aton. He even went so far as to establish a city dedicated to this new god and moved his city of power there. This would also mean that Moses aka Akhenaton was a Hyksos.
What if the Pharaoh of Upper Egypt wanted to rid Egypt of Akhenaton and his monotheism and over a period of time offered to pay him to move out of Egypt. There are possibilities that this happened. There is some validation that the Pharaoh of Upper Egypt paid a hefty price for the Hyksos to leave Lower Egypt and when the Hyksos left, they took the tribute paid and also destroyed property.
Regarding the plagues that came to Egypt, the volcano on the island of Thera in the Mediterranean erupted and the famine, river running red and diseases were the results of the eruption. The volcano eruption and the devastation is written about in Charles Pellegrino’s book Ghosts of Vesuvius. Therefore, the story of Moses taking enslaved Israelites out of Egypt and wandering in the desert for 40 years is a made-up story and a myth. It could be that Moses was following the instructions of his god Jehovah. Jehovah had created an Ark of the Covenant so that he could commune with his people. Jehovah was and is a vengeful god. The atrocities committed in the name of Jehovah are legion. The god Jehovah in Exodus 21:7-11 gives this order…And if a man sell his daughter to be a maid-servant (slave), she shall not go out as the men-servants do. If she please not her master, who hath espoused her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a foreign people he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her…Is this a loving God? No. The O.T. is filled with Jehovah commanding people to slaughter and to even to eat dung. In Deuteronomy 13:6, 8-15 Jehovah commands his people to kill anyone who would entice them to go and serve other gods. Who is Jehovah? That is the sixty-four dollar question. At this point one can only make assumptions. It could be Enlil who in all probability hated his sister Ninhursag. Or it could be the off-spring from one of the gods in the pantheon. Whoever he is, he is not the supreme God because there is no supreme God. He is an entity who never incarnated as man.
Who is the god the Muslims pray to? If there was one supreme God, then humanity is and has been in a heap of trouble. It doesn’t matter how many prayers are offered, one side will end up the victors in a war and this is usually the side that is the most powerful. It is up to each of us to connect with the Divine within each of us. I call it the Holy Spirit. We do not need anyone to intercede for us nor do we need to listen to priests, pastors or preachers. The ancient Egyptians had a code of ethics that is as valid today as it was in ancient times. In the Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Coming into Day, Chapter 125, it gives a long list of values to live by tht form the basis of the Ten Commandments. In the Egyptian Book of the Dead the gods are referred to over and over because these gods are the Nephilim who gave them the human form, and also gave them a creed to live by.
Mary Magdalene and Jesus came in as messengers and to awaken the god within eveyone. This was written before the time of Moses and is reflected throughout the Bible. It is time for each of us to move from a slave mind into a spirit mind.