Three passages in the Pentateuch indicate that the Israelites were physically similar to the Egyptian nobility that ruled when the Israelites dwelt there and could not be easily distinguished from them (Genesis 42.8, 50.1-11, Exodus 2.19). Considering the racially tumultuous history of Egypt, if we want to make use of these clues, it is necessary that we establish when the Israelites lived in Egypt and what race ruled Egypt at that time.
Both the records of Flavius Josephus and an honest study of the chronology of the period attest to us that an 18th Dynasty pharaoh named Thutmose (called Tethmosis by Josephus, Against Apion 1.15) was the pharaoh of the Exodus. Another four pharaohs bearing this name were all related.
Hatshepsut was the fifth of the Thutmosid Dynasty, and it is probably Hatshepsut who drew Moses out of the water, perhaps giving him a form of…
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