1. And Lo, it came to pass that Exodus is not true ==>

1.4. Ancient Egypt after the "Exodus"

Egypt was at the height of its power at the time of the alleged Exodus.

National Geographic,

In its epic "Atlas of the Human Journey, The Genographic Project", Globe of Human History, Ancient Egypt",
https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/lan/en/globe.html#/ms003/, National Geographic society traces the history of ancient Egypt and tells how Egypt was at the height of its powers at the time the exodus presumably occured. Although it is duplicated below, I have excerpted the most important observations below:

"Egyptians wrote extensively, in their distinctive hieroglyphs, and practiced detailed art that depicted many scenes of Egyptian life."
(Wrote extensively... means we know what happened back then)
("Detailed art ... many scenes of Egyptian life" yet none depicts any of the 10 plagues)

  • "Because they left such a rich legacy, the Egyptians are more familiar to us than perhaps any other ancient civilization."
    (This is real stuff - etched in stone and tomb drawings)

  • "Throughout its history, ancient Egypt was dependent on the waters of the Nile to make life possible."
    (These would be the waters that turned to blood...)

  • "Amosis drove out foreign rulers and established the 18th dynasty at the dawn of the New Kingdom (1593-1075 B.C.). The kings of this era, including legendary rulers like the Ramessida Kings, reestablished Egypt's great power and wealth. The new kingdom represented Egypt at the height of its power, when pahraohs reigned from Syria to Sudan. "
    ("The kings of this era... reestablished Egypt's great power. The new kingdom represented Egypt at the height of its power." )

    Now how could Egypt be at the height of its power after the events of the Exodus?)

  • "Wealth flowed from the Nile and precious metals emerged from the gold mines of Nubia to help build enduring monuments to the mighty pharaohs of the age."
    ("Wealth flowed....Well, the loss of 1/3 of the population, the loss of all their crops, the loss of all their cattle, the loss of the water of the Nile, the loss of all their slaves, epidemics of lice, epidemics of boils, epidemics of locusts, etc... didn't stop them at all. Amazing.)

    Can you honestly say that you believe Egypt could have been at the height of its power if it had experienced gawd's 10 plagues? What then, is the point of the plagues if not to punish Egypt and show them the power and might of gawd?

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    The History Channel

    The History Channel has a production entitled "Egypt: Engineering an Empire" which documents the history of Egypt from about 2500 BCE to 500 BCE.

    The production is carefully crafted and relies heavily on the commentaries of both historians and engineers. All of the key figures, monuments, and events are included, several in great detail. The importance of the Egyptian religious tradition is given a central focus as is the region's geography and the importance of the Nile River. The time period in question is regarded as the height of Egypt's empire.

    I took the following notes from that presentation:

    Pharoah Hatshepsukt (1473-1458 BCE) commissioned an obolisk that was crated by pounding rock against rock:

    POINT: NO chisels!

     

    1200 years after the first pyramid was built, Egypt was at the peak of its power.

     

    1352 BCE - Karnack Temple

     

    1352-1336 BCE Amenhotep IV - "KIng of Gods", his priests controlled 1/3 of Egypts wealth.

     

    AGAIN... more evidence from reputable sources testifying to the state of Egypt at the time of Exodus.

    Additional Corroborating Evidence for History of Egypt

    Read about "The New Kingdom" in "The History of Egypt"

    @ http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=256&HistoryID=aa28&gtrack=pthc

    It is one more confirmation of the state of Egypt during the alleged "plagues".

     

    All the Pharaohs who reigned during that time are accounted for - there are temples and tombs for each of them.

    It was the 18th Dynasty (1539 - 1295 BC); see http://www.touregypt.net/hdyn18a.htm for details.

     

    Ramesses II, the greatest Pharaoh of Egypt, reigned less than 150 years after the Exodus.

     

    In addition, one of the Pharaohs that succeded Thutmose, Akhenaten, presided at a time when "Egyptian art flourished and attained an unprecedented level of realism". None of this realistic art depicts any of the events of Exodus.