Translated from the French by Art and Lois Banta.
Discover that the "Chosen People" were the Egyptians; the Hebrews were the conquering rulers - not slaves; Moses was the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses I and other amazing facts.
Messod and Roger Sabbah's work forever changes the reading of the books of Genesis and Exodus. Based on 20 years of research, the authors reveal tales of treachery, murder, fanaticism and romance in the great kingdom of the Valley of the Nile.
Until now, the Bible has never been studied as an element of Egyptology. 'Secrets Of The Exodus' is a ground breaking book exposing the true origins of monotheism.
Though a major part of the biblical story takes place in Ancient Egypt, no trace is to be found of Abraham, Joseph or Moses as described in Genesis and Exodus. Also, no mention of stories or eyewitness accounts has been discovered in Egyptian hieroglyphic texts about the presence of a population which lived in Egypt for 400 years, 210 of which were in slavery, under the rule of various Pharaohs.
The authors' remarkable discoveries reveal the genesis of the Hebrew alphabet in Egyptian hieroglyphics. Digging deeper into recent archaeological and historical discoveries, the authors also found that the Hebrews were never slaves in Egypt and that the "Chosen People" were Egyptian inhabitants of the holy city of Akhet-Aten.