Introduction into Egyptian history: for Jehovah’s Witnesses and friends.
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What will we discuss in the tour #1 Discoveries from ancient Egypt strengthen our faith in Jehovah?
This tour is about 2 hours (with a short brake in the middle) and highlights faith strengthening archeological finds. Egypt is the first of the “8 kings” that are discussed in the Watchtower of June 15th 2012.
The Egyptian civilisation with its distinct language and religion has existed more or less without interruption from the very earliest times just after the Flood of Noah’s days until the Arab invasions of the 7th century. Before this era Egypt had seen many previous occupations and invasions by the Romans, Greeks, Babylonians, Assyrians, Nubians, Hyksos and Sea Peoples.
Many pieces of evidence are hiding in plain sight in the account of Genesis that prove that this account was truly written by Moses around 1513 BC and not, as some Bible critics would argue, in the 7th or 6th century BC by a Jewish exile in the Neo-Babylonian empire.
What extra-biblical proof is there that the Israelites where slaves in Egypt? How did scientists of centuries past manage to finally decipher the Egyptian hieroglyph writing system? How did this writing style, and the Hieratic writing system, influence the invention of the Jewish alphabet, and by extension, other Semitic nations’?
Serabit el-Khadem is a locality in the southwest Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, where turquoise was mined extensively in antiquity, mainly by the ancient Egyptians. Thirty incised graffiti in a “Proto-Sinaitic script” shed light on the history of the alphabet. The mines were worked by prisoners of war from southwest Asia who presumably spoke a Northwest Semitic language, such as the Canaanite that was closely related to Phoenician and Hebrew. The script has graphic similarities with the Egyptian hieratic script, the less elaborate form of the hieroglyphs. This early alphabet was ‘invented’ between 1800 and 1500 BC.
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