Song of Moses & Interesting Facts – 1556-1511

After You saved the Hebrews from slavery and killed Pharaoh and his men I bet they didn’t complain any more.  Did they?

“Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation:

He is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.

Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea:

His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.

The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.

Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power:

Thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.

And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee:

Thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.

And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together,

The floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.

The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil;

My lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them:

They sank as lead in the mighty waters.

Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods?

Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.

Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed:

Thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.

The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.

Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed;

The mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them;

All the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.

Fear and dread shall fall upon them;

By the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone;

Till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.

Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance,

In the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in,

In the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.

The LORD shall reign forever and ever.

For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea,

And the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them;

but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea” (Ex 15:1-19).

“Moses then led the Israelites from the Red Sea to the wilderness of Shur.  They were there for three days and there was no water so they went to Marah, but they couldn’t drink the water there, and the people became angry.

And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? 

And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them. 

And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters” (Ex 15:24-27).

Exactly where the Hebrews went when they left Goshen is unknown, except that they traveled through the land of the Philistines to the Red Sea (Ex 13:17-18).  

The Egyptians called it yam sûph, and the Greek translation is Red Sea.

There are alot of people that whine and complain when someone else has a better life.

Facts Reported in Books Other than the BIBLE

1556 B.C.

Cecrops
a mythical king of Athens who, according to Eusebius reigned for fifty years. The name is not of Greek origin according to Strabo,[1] or it might mean ‘tail-face’ (cerc-ops): it is said that, born from the earth itself, he had his top half shaped like a man and the bottom half in serpent or fish-tail form. He was the founder and the first king of Athens itself, though preceded in the region by the earth-born king Actaeus of Attica. Cecrops was a culture hero, teaching the Athenians marriage, reading and writing, and ceremonial burial.

Cecrops is said to have been the first who deified Zeus, and ordained sacrifices to be offered to him as the supreme Deity. He is likewise affirmed to have been the first who built altars and statues of the gods, offered sacrifices, and instituted marriage among the Athenians, who, before his time, it seems, lived promiscuously.

Cecrops, and Egyptian, transported a colony of the Sais into Attica and there set up the kingdom of the Athenians. 

This was 780 years before the first Olympiad, according to Eusebius, as derived from Castor. 

The chronology of the Isle of Pharos, published by that most learned J. Selden as part of his Marmona Arundelliana, deduced the history or antiquities of Greece from the time of Cecrops. 

After the time of Cecrops and Moses, who was his contemporary, many notable things happened in Greece.  The accounts of these items may have been exaggerated with time and became encrusted as myths. 

Eusebius stated:

Now the history of the events so celebrated among the Greeks is later than the time of Cecrops. 

For after Cecrops comes

* the deluge in the time of Deucalion,

* the conflagration in the time of Phaeton, 

* the birth of Ericthonius, 

* the rape of Proserpina,

* the mysteries of Demeter,

* the establishment of the Eleusinian mysteries,

* the husbandry of Triptolemus,

* the abduction of Europa by Zeus,

* the birth of Apollo,

* the arrival of Cadmus at Thebes, and still later than these,

* Dionysus, Minos, Perseus, Asclepius, the Dioscuri, and Hercules.

1539

In the 18th year of Cecrops, the Chaldeans went to war against the Phoenicians.

1538

In this war, the Chaldeans were defeated, and the Arabians resigned in the country of Babylon for 216 years before Belus the Assyrian came to reign there. 

The Chaldeans were an ethnic group that lived in Mesopotamia in the first millennium B.C. The Chaldean tribes started to migrate—from exactly where scholars aren’t sure—into the south of Mesopotamia in the ninth century B.C. At this time, they began to take over the areas around Babylon, notes scholar Marc van de Mieroop in his A History of the Ancient Near East, along with another people called the Arameans. They were divided into three main tribes, the Bit-Dakkuri, the Bit-Amukani, and the Bit-Jakin, against whom the Assyrians waged war in the ninth century B.C

The first king of the Arabians was Mardocentes, who reigned there 45 years, and seems to have been the man that is called Merodach. 

He was later reputed by the Babylonians to be a god.  Succeeding kings copied their names from him as Merodach, Baladan, and Evil-merodach.

1531

When Moses was 40 years old, he visited his brethren, the Israelites. 

When he saw their sad plight and observed an Egyptian smiting a man of the Hebrews, he killed the Egyptian and buried him in the sand. 

This became known  not only to his brethren but also to Pharaoh, who sought to kill him.  Moses fled from there unto the land of Midian. 

He married Zipporah, the daughter of Jethro, and stayed there 40 years.

1530

Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, was born 40 years before he was sent by Moses to spy out the land of Canaan.

1511

Ramesses Miamun died in the 67 year of his right about 1511 B.C.  the length of his tyrannical reign seems to be noted in these words:

“And it came to pass in process of time that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they ried…”

This was the cruel bondage, which, even after Ramesses was dead, they endured for about a further 19.5 years under his son Amenophis, who succeeded him.

For Manetho in his writings assigns so long a time and no longer to his reign.  Although Manetho is filled with a multitude of old wives’ tales, all of which were abundantly refuted by Josephus in his first book Against Apion, yet there are two truths in Manetho’s work:

Ramesses II (c. 1303 BC – July or August 1213 B.C. Referred to as Ramesses the Great, was the third Egyptian pharaoh (reigned 1279 BC – 1213 BC) of the Nineteenth dynasty.

He is often regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire. His successors and later Egyptians called him the “Great Ancestor”. Ramesses II led several military expeditions into the Levant, re-asserting Egyptian control over Canaan. He also led expeditions to the south, into Nubia, commemorated in inscriptions at Beit el-Wali and Gerf Hussein.

At age fourteen, Ramesses was appointed Prince Regent by his father Seti I. He is believed to have taken the throne in his late teens and is known to have ruled Egypt from 1279 BC to 1213 BC for 66 years and 2 months, according to both Manetho and Egypt’s contemporary historical records. He was once said to have lived to be 99 years old, but it is more likely that he died in his 90th or 91st year.

If he became Pharaoh in 1279 BC as most Egyptologists today believe, he would have assumed the throne on May 31, 1279 BC, based on his known accession date of III Shemu day 27. Ramesses II celebrated an unprecedented 14 sed festivals (the first held after thirty years of a pharaoh’s reign, and then every three years) during his reign—more than any other pharaoh. On his death, he was buried in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings; his body was later moved to a royal cache where it was discovered in 1881, and is now on display in the Cairo Museum.

a) Amenophis was the father of Sethosis or Ramesses who was the first king of the following dynasty, or successive principality, which Manetho makes to be the 19th dynsasty.  (This was not under the other Amenophis who was the third king in the 18th dynasty as Josephus vainly surmised.) 

It was the time of the second Amenophis in the 18th dynasty that the Israelites left Egypt, under the conduct of Moses, according to Manetho’s account. 

b) The Egyptians called him Amenophis, the father of Sethosis and Harmais.  The Greeks called Amenophis by the name of Belus, the father of Egyptus and Danaus. 

Thallus, the historian (as he was cited by Theophilus ands Lactantius), confirmed that the time of Belus agreed with the time of this Amenophis. 

However, the fable writers confounded this Belus of Egypt with Belus the Assyrian, the father of Ninus.  They stated that certain colonies were transported by this Belus (who was drowned in the Red Sea) into the country of Babylon.