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Paperback Book Details
  • 01/2015
  • 9781505688139
  • 344 pages
  • $14.95
Ebook Details
  • 01/2015
  • B00S8YDZS4
  • 344 pages
  • $5.69
Ted Loukes
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Moses and Akhenaten: Brothers in Alms
Ted Loukes, author

Adult; History & Military; (Market)

Two of the ancient world’s most enigmatic characters: Moses, who led the Israelites from bondage in Egypt to the Promised Land, yet 'archaeologically' didn’t exist, and Akhenaten, the heretical Pharaoh who overturned the religion of Egypt and was deliberately erased from history. Who were these two men and what was the legacy they left behind? To understand Moses and Akhenaten, it is necessary to understand the times they lived in, to establish how Moses came to be raised in a royal household, where he went when he left Egypt, what happened when he returned, how the circumstances of the Exodus occurred, and in which Pharaoh's reign did it take place. It is time to take a fresh look at whatever inscriptional evidence there is and re-evaluate the various texts that have survived. But before we do that, we need to understand why what we read in textbooks and encyclopedias today, is not really 'cast in stone'. This book is for the people who don’t know Ancient Egypt, or who only have recollections from history lessons at school mixed with Hollywood’s take on the whole thing, rather than for academics. It is written to be understood and enjoyed by everybody.
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Robert Kirkconnell for Readers' Favorite

Moses and Akhenaten: Brothers in Alms by Ted Loukes takes a fresh look at our most fundamental assumptions about these two men and ancient Egypt's fascinating history. Ted has taken characters that we think we know and presented scenarios that challenge our fundamental belief systems. He sheds new light on ancient Egypt's history, religious beliefs, social structure, and even proposes a far different chronology of events. Ted Loukes explains how our traditionally accepted timeline could be seriously flawed and pivotal events forced to fit false assumptions. Further, he illuminates how Egyptian religion and culture were far different from what we believe. Could Moses and Akhenaten have been brothers? Ted Loukes explores this fascinating question, and more!

I found Moses and Akhenaten to be a fascinating story. Ted Loukes puts us into the thoughts and beliefs of a people that were at variance with what we imagine. We assume that we know what these two enigmatic characters were like, but it turns out that everything we think we know is not as plausible as we believe. For example, Akhenaten probably recognized sunlight as the one creative life force, and did not worship the sun. Could his brother, Moses, have shared this concept and could this simple idea have been the basis of monotheism? I appreciated that Ted laid the evidence out for this and much more without forcing conclusions. Moses and Akhenaten takes us on a fascinating quest forknowledge. This well written, well-illustrated work is a treasure that will capture your imagination!

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 01/2015
  • 9781505688139
  • 344 pages
  • $14.95
Ebook Details
  • 01/2015
  • B00S8YDZS4
  • 344 pages
  • $5.69

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