Ancient Egypt Lecture – 16th November 2022

The next Ancient Egypt/Ancient History lecture will be on Wednesday 16 November at La Senieta in Moraira, starting at 10:30 a.m.

The topic this month is a critique of the ’18th Dynasty Exodus Theory’, which argues that the Exodus of the Israelites took place in Year 9 of Pharaoh Amenhotep II. This is the alternative ‘conventional chronology’ dating of the Exodus, using the Bible’s own date for the event in 1446 BC. Such a historical position (advocated by many evangelical Bible historians) is in stark contrast to the date of circa 1250 BC proposed by the majority of scholars, which is known as the ‘Ramesses II Exodus Theory’. The latter, of course, is what the general public is so used to, mainly as a result of the various Hollywood Moses movies.  

David Rohl