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3.46 The 3rd Intermediate Period Part 4: The 25th and 26th Dynasties

9/20/2018
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In this episode, I wrap up the 25 and make significant progress through the 26 Dynasties of the 3 Intermediate Period. And, in the transition from the 25 to 26, I have to backtrack, so the episode covers ancient Egypt between 664 to 589 BC. During this period, power shifted back from Nubia to the Delta region. Interactions with the Assyrians, Judeans, and Babylonians were frequent, and one of the Pharaohs, Necho the 2, merited several mentions in the Old Testament. It’s even written that God...

Duration:00:30:47

3.45 The 3rd Intermediate Period Part 3: The 23rd, 24th, and 25th Dynasties

9/13/2018
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In this episode, I make my way through the 23, 24, and partially through the 25 Dynasties of the 3 Intermediate Period. Essentially ancient Egypt from 837 to 664 BC. During this period, power shifted from the northern region to Nubia, but not before a few competing rulers would try to seize the whole land. The Assyrians were the rising power in the northeast, and Egypt’s clashes with the Assyrians were recorded not only in Egypt, but also in the books of 2 Kings and Isaiah, as well as Greek...

Duration:00:36:14

3.44 The 3rd Intermediate Period Part 2: The 22nd Dynasty

9/6/2018
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In this episode, I cover the 22 Dynasty’s reign during the 3 Intermediate Period. This is the period from about 945 to 720 BC. There were sporadic interactions with the Hebrews in Canaan during this period, some of which merited brief mentions in the Old Testament. But, towards the end of the dynasty, the rulers of Lower Egypt would fall to the former vassal state of Kush, aka Nubia. Listen to learn how all of this unfolded. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:27:54

3.43 The Transition from the New Kingdom to the 3rd Intermediate Period

8/30/2018
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In this episode, I wrap up the New Kingdom, covering Ramses 10 and 11. And when 11 died, so did the New Kingdom, plunging the declining country into the 3 Intermediate Period. This period begins with the 21 Dynasty, and I manage to make it through these leaders and into the 22. Two of these rulers, one from the 21 and the other from the 22, are potentially mentioned in the Old Testament. Listen to find out the roles they played. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:28:49

3.42 The New Kingdom Part 11: Setnakhte, Ramses 3-9

8/23/2018
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In this episode, I continue working my way through the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom, beginning in the 20 Dynasty. And, I make it from Pharaoh Setnakhte then Ramses the 3 through Ramses the 9. So, the period of 1189 to 1111 BC. I also cover the apparently self-made Egyptian governor of Canaan, a man known as Irsu. Next week, I’ll finish the 20 Dynasty and begin the 21. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:31:44

3.41 The New Kingdom Part 10: Merneptah, Seti II, Siptah, Queen Twosret

8/16/2018
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In this episode, I continue working my way through the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom, the remaining Pharaohs of the 19 Dynasty: Merneptah, Seti II, Amenmesse, Siptah, and Queen Twosret. So, the period of 1213 to 1189 BC. These rulers, while none reigned for any great period, did have a lasting impression of the history of Egypt. I also dive into a foreign leader who would rise to great power in Egypt, only to have a rapid fall leading to his execution. Next week, I’ll press the accelerator as...

Duration:00:30:41

3.40 The New Kingdom Part 9: Ramesses II

8/9/2018
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In this episode, I continue working my way through the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom, covering the domestic policy and accomplishments of Ramesses the 2. Ramesses the Great ruled between 1279 and 1213 BC. He built many temples, palaces, and other structures, but unfortunately, few have stood the test of time. Listen to learn the surprises his mummy revealed. Next week, I’ll continue the history of Ramesses, including his potential role in the Exodus. After listening, let me know what you...

Duration:00:31:10

3.39 The New Kingdom Part 8: Seti the 1st and Ramesses the 2nd

8/2/2018
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In this episode, I continue working my way through the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom, covering Pharaohs Seti the 1 and Ramesses the 2. This father and son duo ruled between 1290 and 1213 BC. While covering the entire reign of Seti, time permits me to only cover the foreign exploits of Rameses. And this included many legendary military campaigns in Canaan. Next week, I’ll continue the history of Ramesses, including his potential role in the Exodus. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:29:11

3.38 The New Kingdom Part 7

7/26/2018
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In this episode, I continue working my way through the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom, covering Pharaohs Ay, Horemheb, and Ramesses the 1, spanning the years 1323 through 1290 BC. Which also marks the transition from the 18 to the 19 Dynasty. Depending on the Exodus date you choose to subscribe to, this was either after the 40 years of wandering, or just before the Exodus. And, the Egyptian Empire controlled much of Canaan at this time, so either way, the Pharaoh influenced the lives of the...

Duration:00:27:22

3.37 The New Kingdom Part 6

7/19/2018
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In this episode, I continue working my way through the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom, covering Pharaohs Smenkhkare, Neferneferuaten, and one of the most famous Kings, and that is Tut. Which is ironic considering that not long after his death, the Egyptians consciously tried to forget him. They reigned between 1335 and 1323 BC. Depending on the Exodus date you choose to believe, this was either just after the 40 years of wandering, or just before the Exodus. And, the Egyptian Empire controlled...

Duration:00:30:17

3.36 The New Kingdom Part 5

7/12/2018
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In this episode, I continue the journey through the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom, covering Pharaohs Akhenaten and Smenkhkare. They reigned between 1353 and 1334 BC. Depending on the Exodus date you choose to believe, this was either just after the 40 years of wandering, or just before the Exodus. And, the Egyptian Empire controlled much of Canaan at this time, so either way, the Pharaoh influenced the lives of the Israelites. Next week, I’ll continue the history of the New Kingdom. After...

Duration:00:31:30

3.35 The New Kingdom Part 4

7/5/2018
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In this episode, I pick up where I left off a few episodes ago with the history of the New Kingdom, covering Pharaoh Amenhotep the 2, Thutmose the 4, and Amenhotep the 4. Their reigns spanned the years 1427 through 1353 BC and represent the high point of Egyptian civilization in the period. Next week, I’ll continue the history of the New Kingdom. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:27:10

3.34 When was the Exodus? Part 2

6/28/2018
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In this episode, the second of two, I dive deeper into the theories that attempt to date the Exodus. First, I take a look at the archaeological evidence that researchers have offered in an attempt to place the events in a timeline, focusing on various cities in Canaan. I also look at the known Egyptian history and align it with the biblical narrative. Next week, I’ll restart the history of the New Kingdom. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:32:44

3.33 When was the Exodus? Part 1

6/21/2018
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In this episode, the first part of two, I cover a couple of the theories attempting to date the Exodus event. In most of these, historians attempt to align the events found in the Book of Exodus with historical evidence. I also explore the 1450 date I’ve been referring to. Next week, I’ll wrap up the theories around the date of the Exodus. After listening, let me know what you think.

Duration:00:32:25

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