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3.32 The New Kingdom Part 3; Thutmose III

6/14/2018
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In this episode, I cover Thutmose the 3, whole ruled ancient Egypt in from about 1479 to 1425 BC. According to Rabbinical Judaism, this is the period when the Exodus occurred. Most historians consider him to be a great military leader, having expanded the empire to the largest extent seen up to that period. Next week, I’ll continue the history of the Egyptian New Kingdom. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:33:06

3.31 The New Kingdom Part 2

6/7/2018
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In this episode, I cover the first next three rulers of the New Kingdom, Thutmose the 1 and 2, as well as Queen Hatshepsut. But, Thutmose the 3 was also on the throne at the time, but he was too young to rule. These are essentially the year 1506 through 1458 BC, so just before the proposed time of the Exodus. Next week, I’ll continue the history of the Egyptian New Kingdom. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:32:36

3.30 The New Kingdom Part 1

5/31/2018
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In this episode, I cover the last couple of rulers from both the Hyksos and the Egyptian 17 Dynasties. Knowledge of the life and times of both groups are necessary to understand the New Kingdom. I then get started on the first ruler of the New Kingdom, Amenhotep the 1, who died around the time that it’s believed Moses was exiled to Midian. Next week, I’ll continue the history of the Egyptian New Kingdom. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:29:15

3.29 The Hyksos

5/24/2018
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In this episode, I cover what is known about the Hyksos. A people originally from Canaan who would rule part of Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period. What do they have in common with the Biblical account of the Israelites exiled to the same country? Listen and find out. Next week, I’ll begin the Egyptian New Kingdom. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:32:25

3.28 Egyptian Second Intermediate Period

5/17/2018
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In this episode, I walk through the history of the Middle Kingdom from about 1806 to 1550 BC. This was the most probable period when the Israelites lived in exile in Egypt. I also touch on the several concurrent dynasties of the period, including the Hyksos. These immigrants from Canaan seem extremely familiar. Listen to find out why. Next week, I’ll do a deeper dive into the Hyksos. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:30:50

3.27 Egyptian Middle Kingdom Pt. 2

5/10/2018
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In this episode, I walk through the history of the Middle Kingdom from about 1914 to 1806 BC. It was sometime during this period where Joseph was sold into Egyptian slavery, sent to prison, released, and became the vizier of Egypt. Probably towards the end of the period, his bothers make their multiple trips to the kingdom, and finally his father, Jacob, and the rest of his family arrived there. The beginning of the 400 or so year exile. And, this episode walks through the country he would...

Duration:00:32:51

3.26 Egyptian Middle Kingdom Pt. 1

5/3/2018
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In this episode, I cover the first 120 years of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom. It was during this time that Abram and his family probably journey to the land of the Pharaohs and Pyramids. I talk through the forces that reunited the land and the societal dynamics that Abram would have encountered. Next week, I’ll continue the history of the Middle Kingdom. After listening, let me know what you think. https://www.facebook.com/ChristianHistoryPodcast/

Duration:00:32:56

3.25 Egyptian First Intermediate Period

4/26/2018
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In this episode, I cover the entire 1 Intermediate period. In the episode, you’ll learn why we know so little of the history of this time. Also, I cover how the previously powerful kingdom was spilt up. I then walk through the precursors to the reemergence of the empire. Next week, I’ll begin the history of the Middle Kingdom. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:33:00

3.24 Egyptian Old Kingdom Pt. 3

4/19/2018
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In this episode, I wrap up the Egyptian Old Kingdom by working through the 5 and 6 Dynasties. The reigns of the Pharaohs Neferefre, Shepseskare, Menkauhor, Djedkare, Unas, Teti, and the two Pepis. Throughout these two dynasties, the power and prestige of the empire shrank while the administrative ranks of the government swelled. Next week, I’ll begin the history of the First Intermediate Period. After listening, let me know what you think. https://www.facebook.com/ChristianHistoryPodcast/

Duration:00:31:13

3.23 Egyptian Old Kingdom Pt. 2

4/12/2018
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In this episode, I wrap up the Egyptian 4 Dynasty and work about a third of the way through the 5. Pharaohs such as Djedefre, Khafre, Menkaure, Shepseskaf, Userkaf, Sahure, and Neferirkare are covered. Essentially the years 2566 BC through the next 100 or so years. In this era, pyramids got smaller while Sun Temples grew in importance. Next week, I’ll continue working through the Old Kingdom. After listening, let me know what you...

Duration:00:29:01

3.22 Egyptian 2nd Dynasty Pt 3, 3rd Dynasty, Old Kingdom Pt 1

4/6/2018
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Today the 22 episode of the 3 chapter was published on Blubrry and is also available on iTunes. In this episode, I wrap up the Egyptian 2 Dynasty, work all the way through the 3, and begin the 4 Dynasty. And, it’s the 4 Dynasty that marks the beginning of the Old Kingdom. Why does this matter? It was during the 4 Dynasty, so also the Old Kingdom, that many of the monuments that still exist were built. Like the Pyramids. The same structures that Abraham, Isaac, Josephs and his brothers,...

Duration:00:29:08

3.21 Egyptian 2nd Dynasty Pt. 2 and The Palermo Stone

3/29/2018
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This episode marks the 2 anniversary of the podcast, and I take a few minutes and give a peek behind the curtain. I also walk through the Pharaohs of the middle part of the 2 Dynasty, around the 28 century BC. I end the episode with the history of the Palermo Stone, and its related artifacts. Next week, I’ll wrap up the 2 Dynasty and begin the 3. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:26:26

3.20 Egyptian 1st Dynasty Pt. 2 & 2nd Dynasty Pt. 1

3/22/2018
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This episode covers the end of the 1 Dynast and the beginning of the 2. Pharaohs Anedjib, Semerkhet, and Qa’a wrap up the 1 Dynasty. Then, there’s a few lesser known Pharaohs: Hotepsekhemwy and Sneferka. And even one known as Horus Bird. You’ll have to listen to find out why he was called that. Then there was Raneb or was it Nebra. I also walk through the history of the Turing King List. Next week, I’ll continue working through the 2 Dynasty. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:28:47

3.19 Egyptian 1st Dynasty Pt. 1

3/15/2018
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This episode covers the several Pharaohs after Narmer, which include Hor-Aha, Djer, Djet, and Den all of the 1 Dynasty and midway through the 30 century BC. There’s also Merneith, possibly the first female monarch in history. I also cover the history of their tombs, including the people buried with them and our current understanding of this practice. Finally, there’s the intersection of history with the plagues found in Exodus. Next week, I’ll continue working through the 1 Dynasty. After...

Duration:00:29:21

3.18 Pre-Dynastic Egypt: Menes & Narmer

3/8/2018
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This episode covers what is known about the reign of the 1 Pharaoh, is it Menes or Narmer? Or one in the same? Listen to learn of the legendary Menes and the animal he rode while uniting Egypt and the other fearsome beast that was his undoing. I also cover Red and White Egypt, and how these two distinct kingdoms united to form the whole of Egypt. Next week, I’ll continue working through the Pre-Dynastic period. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:31:12

3.17 Ancient Egyptian Religion Part 3 and Egyptian Prehistory

3/1/2018
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In this episode, I finish the summary of the ancient Egyptians’ religion. In this episode, I’m discussing how magic was important to their religion and talk through its mention in Exodus. Also, I discuss the importance of the Nile to the religion. Then, I finally begin to deep dive into the history, working through what is known about the cultures that make up their pre-history, through about 3100 BC. Next week, I’ll begin in the Proto-Dynastic period. After listening, let me know what you...

Duration:00:33:30

3.16 Ancient Egyptian Religion Part 2

2/22/2018
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This is also the 100 episode of the podcast. In this episode, I continue the summary of the ancient Egyptians religion. In this episode, I’m delving into the evolution of the religion, how their temples worked, and individual religious practices. Oracles, animal cults, and a few of merging of the Pantheon with others from the region are also discussed. Next week, I’ll cover wrap up their religion and should have time to begin the deep dive into their history. After listening, let me know...

Duration:00:33:08

3.15 Ancient Egyptian Religion Part 1

2/15/2018
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In this episode, I begin a summary concerning the religion of the ancient Egyptians. I dive into their gods, the deistic view of the pharaoh, and the workings of the temples. I also cover their view of the afterlife and the two parts of the soul. Finally, I touch on their brief foray into monotheism, or is it monolatry? Listen and find out. Next week, I’ll cover wrap up their religion in what will be the 100 episode. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:33:44

3.14 Egypt: The Rosetta Stone

2/8/2018
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In this episode, I cover the history of the Rosetta Stone and how it led to a greater understanding of Egyptian History. Napoleon, King George III, World War I, Julius Caesar, and many others all hand a hand on the stone. Listen to learn how it was found, how it ended up in Britain, and the many nations that contributed to its understanding. Next week, I’ll cover the religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:33:09

3.13 Egypt: The History of the Language

2/1/2018
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In this episode, I cover the development of the three Egyptian written languages: hieroglyphics, hieratic, and demotic. I detail how we know about the languages and where each was used. I wrap up with how the rise of Christianity led to the decline in these ancient languages. Next week, I’ll cover the Rosetta Stone and their ancient religious practices and the development of their language.

Duration:00:30:08