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Sayce, Oxford Professor of Assyriology, affirms Sargon is the embodiment of a popular tale, not reflecting accuracy or trustworthiness. [Archibald
Henry Sayce, Ancient Empires of the East (New York: P. F. Collier & Son Publishers, 1916). p.71.]
Propp agrees, a mid- seventh-century Assyrian pseudo-autobiography that does not antedate the Biblical account. [William H. C. Propp, The Anchor
Bible. Exodus 1-18 (New York: Doubleday, 1999). p.155.]
Levin states the Bibles reference to Accad related to Nimrod and cuneiform literature dates the Sargonid empire to 23rd century BCE while it was over
a thousand years after this date the Neo-Assyrian kings begin to use Sargon's royal title as 'King of the Universe', and Nimrod and Sargon share
identical stories, regarding themselves as the first postdiluvian ruler of the same cities and at the same time. [Yigal Levin, "Nimrod the Mighty,
King of Kish, King of Sumer and Akkad," Vetus Testamentum 52, no. 3 (July, 2002). pp.351, 353, 361-2. It should be noted that with the bible flood
chronologically being dated around 2,500 BC and Nimrod arising as the 4 generation from Noah, that this 23rd century date for his empire seems
According to Luckenbill, a handful of inscriptions amongst the anonymous reference Sargon with Nimrod are found in Ancient Assyria. [Daniel David
Luckenbill, Ancient Records of Assyria and Babylonia, 2 vols., vol. 2 Historical Records of Assyria: From Sargon to the End (Chiacgo, Illinois:
University of Chicago Press, 1927). pp.71-73.]
The Exodus in 1450 BCE created instability for Egypt that was not resolved until after the reign over Amenhotep IV who changed his came to Akhenaton,
symbolising a change of worship in the country, introducing a monotheistic worship of a Creator God. The Assyrian empire upon hearing the events from
Egypt about Moses most likely sought to counteract any negative influence such revelations could have on their power and religion so their priests,
like the Babylonian priests of old, made up the story details, creating a new legend manifestation of Nimrod, instead of this time it being about him
as Gilgamesh or Marduk they made it about the unnamed mysterious king of Sargon and included his wife Semiramis again, this time as one of her common
deified manifestations, Ishtar. The Assyrian god Ashur and Egyptian Osiris are traced back to represent Nimrod's Marduk and it is in this
neo-Assyrian setting inscriptions are found referring to Sargon of Akkad, a story that only links the infancy details of Moses, with no further link
to other parts in the Exodus. The circumstantial evidence indicates a later story produce for public Assyrian consumption protecting the religious
stability of their nation. [Sidney Smith, "The Relation of Marduk, Ashur, and Osiris," The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 8, no. 1/2 (April 1922).
The scriptural tradition states that Israel had just spent some 400 years under Egyptian slavery prior to the Exodus and recent archaeology discovered
confirms such an acrimonious slave relationship they shared with Egypt in line with Biblical chronologies. The artefact, in the Berlin Museum, dates
to the 18th Dynasty or the 15th century BCE and in 2010 Egyptologist published that the hieroglyph inscription on the bottom right refers to Israel.
[M. Gӧrg, Theis, C., and Veen, P. van der, "Israel in Canaan (Long) before Pharaoh Merenptah? A Fresh Look at Berlin Statue Pedestal Relief 21687,"
Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 2, no. 4 (2010). p.17.]
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia affirms that at the end of the second millennium and beginning of the first millennium BCE, the
Israelites themselves understood the Exodus to be in the middle of the 15th century considering the time frames they give in 1 Kings 6:1 and Judges
11:26. ["Exodus, Date of The," in The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, ed. Geoffrey W. Bromiley (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans
Publishing Co, 1982). p.237.]
Tutmoses III reign is identified as from 1504 BC- 1450 BC and James Henry Breasted, America's first noted Egyptologist, using the details written
down by Amenemhab, Thutmose III biographer and scribe, was able to produce a specific date of death March 17th 1450 BC, from the details "the last day
of the third month of the second season". ["Exodus, Date of The." p.234.]
The March 17th 1450 BC date of death is right in line Biblical chronological year for the Exodus and is a day shortly after with Passover that year,
Amenhotep II who was away from Egypt at the time has his first son mysteriously misplaced from history, a contrived succession story is recorded that
the second born who would become Tutmoses IV gained the right to being Pharaoh over his older brother by clearing some sand away from between the legs
of the sphinx where he was resting one day ["Exodus, Date of The." pp.234-6]
The body in Tutmoses III tomb has been identified as not his but rather substituted with someone who was much younger than he was known to be.
["Exodus, Date of The." p.235.]
Do a google search of images of the altar to the golden calf found in Saudi Arabia, and red sea crossing chariot wheels....
Summary for Moses - Sargon of Akkad is a made up story from the neo-Assyrian empire found in ruins which date many centuries after the Exodus of 1450
BC. The neo-Assyrian religion shared the same gods as the ancient Babylonians but under different names and sought to protect the heritage of their
religion. If Israelites were to come in number bearing the message about Moses birth and defeat of the Pharaoh they would just react by saying that
they had heard that story before, that it really traced back to their own heritage and thus no need to change religions, to see the Jews as
embellishing the story by raising the status of the beginnings of their corresponding Moses/Sargon legend, and thus have the lay Assyrian people see
the Hebrew story as untrustworthy or unreliable.
So your evidence that Abraham is made up is???? The 'star of David', a symbol the ancient Jews never used and is an entirely modern plant upon the
now some evidence for Abraham. The Bible mentions Abraham and Lot and how they split, with Lot traveling to Sodom I believe and later the city was
destroyed by brimstone (aka molten sulfur)
Destroyed cities of Sodom and Gomorrah found
along with millions of 97%+ balls of sulfur
all around the place when the most pure naturally forming sulfur on earth only comes around 40% pure.
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