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The Hebrew Pharaohs of Egypt: The Secret Lineage of the Patriarch Joseph [Kindle Edition]

Ahmed Osman
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A reinterpretation of Egyptian and biblical history that shows the Patriarch Joseph and Yuya, a vizier of the eighteenth dynasty king Tuthmosis IV, to be the same person

• Uses detailed evidence from Egyptian, biblical, and Koranic sources to place Exodus in the time of Ramses I

• Sheds new light on the mysterious and sudden rise of monotheism under Yuya’s daughter, Queen Tiye, and her son Akhnaten

When Joseph revealed his identity to his kinsmen who had sold him into slavery, he told them that God had made him “a father to Pharaoh.” Throughout the long history of ancient Egypt, only one man is known to have been given the title “a father to Pharaoh”--Yuya, a vizier of the eighteenth dynasty king Tuthmosis IV. Yuya has long intrigued Egyptologists because he was buried in the Valley of Kings even though he was not a member of the Royal House. His extraordinarily well-preserved mummy has a strong Semitic appearance, which suggests he was not of Egyptian blood, and many aspects of his burial have been shown to be contrary to Egyptian custom.

As The Hebrew Pharohs of Egypt shows, the idea that Joseph and Yuya may be one and the same person sheds a whole new light on the sudden rise of monotheism in Egypt, spearheaded by Queen Tiye and her son Akhnaten. It would clearly explain the deliberate obliteration of references to the “heretic” king and his successors by the last eighteenth dynasty pharaoh, Horemheb, whom the author believes was the oppressor king in the Book of Exodus. The author also draws on a wealth of detailed evidence from Egyptian, biblical, and Koranic sources to place the time of the departure of the Hebrews from Egypt during the short reign of Ramses I, the first king of the nineteenth dynasty.



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“A startling new theory that brings to life the biblical world of Joseph and places it firmly in the lead-up to Ancient Egypt’s most controversial period of history.” (Andrew Collins, author of From the Ashes of Angels and Gods of Eden)

“In The Hebrew Pharaohs of Egypt, Ahmed Osman single-handedly moves the goal posts of biblical scholarship. He successfully narrows the search for the historical Hebrew patriarchs by giving us a novel and persuasive case for a secret lineage of the patriarch Joseph. This is a ‘must read’ for all alternative history buffs and scholars alike.” (Rand Flem-Ath, coauthor of When the Sky Fell and The Atlantis Blueprint)

“. . . a fascinating and thought-provoking read. It is thoroughly well researched and convincingly argued.” (Graham Phillips, author of Atlantis and the Ten Plagues of Egypt)

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EGYPT / ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS

“A startling new theory that brings to life the biblical world of Joseph and places it firmly in the lead-up to Ancient Egypt’s most controversial period of history.”
--Andrew Collins, author of From the Ashes of Angels and Gods of Eden

“In The Hebrew Pharaohs of Egypt, Ahmed Osman single-handedly moves the goal posts of biblical scholarship. He successfully narrows the search for the historical Hebrew patriarchs by giving us a novel and persuasive case for a secret lineage of the patriarch Joseph. This is a ‘must read’ for all alternative history buffs and scholars alike.”
--Rand Flem-Ath, coauthor of When the Sky Fell and The Atlantis Blueprint

“. . . a fascinating and thought-provoking read. It is thoroughly well researched and convincingly argued.”
--Graham Phillips, author of Atlantis and the Ten Plagues of Egypt

When Joseph revealed his identity to his kinsmen who had sold him into slavery, he told them that God had made him “a father to Pharaoh.” Throughout the long history of ancient Egypt, only one man is known to have been given the title “a father to Pharaoh”--Yuya, a vizier of the Eighteenth Dynasty king Tuthmosis IV. Yuya has long intrigued Egyptologists because he was buried in the Valley of Kings even though he was not a member of the Royal House. His extraordinarily well-preserved mummy has a strong Semitic appearance, which suggests he was not of Egyptian blood, and many aspects of his burial have been shown to be contrary to Egyptian custom.

As The Hebrew Pharaohs of Egypt shows, the idea that Joseph and Yuya may be one and the same person sheds a whole new light on the sudden rise of monotheism in Egypt, spearheaded by Queen Tiye and her son Akhenaten. It would clearly explain the deliberate obliteration of references to the “heretic” king and his successors by the last Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh, Horemheb, whom the author believes was the oppressor king in the Book of Exodus. Osman also draws on a wealth of detailed evidence from Egyptian, biblical, and Koranic sources to place the time of the departure of the Hebrews from Egypt during the short reign of Ramses I, the first king of the Nineteenth Dynasty.

AHMED OSMAN was born in Cairo in 1934 to Egyptian Muslim parents. He studied law at Cairo University and later worked as a journalist and playwright. Since 1965 he has lived in England. This project is the culmination of twenty-two years of writing and research. Osman is also the author of Moses and Akhenaten and Out of Egypt.

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  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company; 2 edition (January 20, 2012)
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  • Language: English
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting alternative history December 9, 2003
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Drawing on the Bible, the Koran and various ancient Egyptian sources, the author places the events of Exodus in the time of Ramses I. This new interpretation of history may be compared with the work of Velikovsky although their conclusions are not the same; Velikovsky identifies Ramses I with Necho I of the end of the 7th century B.C.
I don't know who is correct, but Osman certainly provides a great read in this book as he identifies the biblical Joseph with Yuya, grand vizier of the 18th dynasty pharaoh Tuthmose IV. From this follows the introduction of monotheism by queen Tiye and her son Akhenaten. This explains the animosity shown towards Akhenaten and his religion by the later pharaoh Horemheb, whom Osman identifies as the oppressor king of the book of Exodus.
This book consists of two parts: A Father To Pharaoh which details the aforementioned history, and Notes And Sources, which contains the evidence and an interesting chapter on the name of Joseph/Yuya. This fascinating work concludes with a bibliography and index.
I also recommend The House Of The Messiah by this author plus the books of Immanuel Velikovsky, like Ages In Chaos, Oedipus And Akhnaten an Ramses II And His Time.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Convincing June 21, 2004
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While the theories of his other books of this genre (namely that Jesus and Moses were Pharoahs) are far-fetched in my opinion, this theory of Joseph and Yuya being the same person appears spot-on. The details fit together almost as perfectly as one could expect considering the language and culture barrier between Hebrew and Egyptian. I am convinced.

My only complaint about this book is that the author makes a few unwarranted assumptions, most notably about the nature of Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac, which seem designed to promote the entirety of his theories about the origins of Israel and Judaism.

If read as a stand-alone theory concerning Joseph, this book is very convincing.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor scholarship should be obvious to any reader September 18, 2008
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I have no idea whether Osman's basic premise -- that the story of Joseph etc happened a couple hundred years later than currently thought, thus cutting the time spent by the Hebrews in Egypt down by a few centuries -- is worth analysis or not. What I do see, from reading this book, is that Osman is a terrible scholar.

His politics is always obvious, and always showing. For example, he'll stop and slip in a chapter about what the Koran might possibly illuminate regarding the story of Joseph -- well frankly, that's pretty bad. The Koran was written a good 15+ centuries after the Joseph story, and it's about as absurd to imagine that the Koran might give us some new "true" details about Joseph in ancient Egypt, than Reverend Sung Moon might. Don't get me wrong --- if you believe any Bible literally, that's well and good, but if you're writing a book to analyze things from an archaeologists perspective, and you're highly critical of the Old Testament's origins, it's absolutely wrong to simply plop in a chapter describing what the Koran says as though the 7th century Koran more valuable as a source than the Old Test. (In discussing the Old Testament, the author discusses current ideas about its origins, possible multiple sources of documents, etc., but with the Koran, simply seems to accept it as true without even mentioning it was written 1500 years later and clearly was based on the Old Testament and no other sources!)

Okay, enough said about that one chapter, but the author does nasty tricks like this throughout. For example, he implies that Abraham's son Isaac was not actually begot by him (Abraham), but by an Egyptian prince, and thus only Ishmael is the true descendant of Abraham. Evidence?
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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The Hebrew Pharaohs Of Egypt: The Secret Lineage Of Patriarch Joseph by Ahmed Osman explores the possibility that Biblical Joseph (who was sold into slavery by his kin), was one and the same with Yuya, a vizier of the Eighteenth Dynasty Pharaoh Tuthmosis IV. Shedding light on the sudden rise of monotheism in Egypt as spread by Queen Tiye and her son Akhenaten, The Hebrew Pharaohs Of Egypt is an intriguing, iconoclastic, and highly recommended study which draws upon Biblical and scientific findings to offer a unique interpretation of this specific aspect of the Biblical record.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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I read the 2003 edition of the 1987 book aka "Stranger in the Valley of the Kings". It contains only 160 text pages (including maps) and 32 picture pages.

It is about the identification of the Biblical Joseph with the Egyptian vizier Yuya, whose tomb with mummy was found in 1905. The reasoning of Ahmed Osman is strong, however not set in stone. He strongly rejects the idea of the Hyksos having anything to do with the Biblical Exodus. In the meanwhile, Ralph Ellis has offered a stronger reasoning for precisely the opposite (in Jesus: Last of the Pharoahs and Tempest & Exodus). Overall, Osman seems to be more trustworthy by comparison, e.g. in the identification of Moses (in Moses and Akhenaten: The Secret History of Egypt at the Time of the Exodus), however not in this specific contest of revelations. Ellis also puts forward the idea that Joseph/Yuya was an inherited title, not an individual's name, hence leading to a varying identification of Joseph. Which I am not that convinced about, but by all means, every reader may find her and his personal opinion on that.

In some minor aspects, Osman's book is starting to accumulate dust. For example, using the n-word and falling for the legend that it was the Romans and later the Muslims who burned the library of Alexandria. In reality, it was the Romans and the Christians. There was nothing left, when the Muslims entered the scene.

This book is a stepping stone on the way to the real early and tempered with history - nothing more, but definitely nothing less.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping study in Egyptology
Osman has expended many years doing his homework on this informative, though at times speculative version of the identity of the Biblical Joseph as an important figure in Ancient... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Stan St. Clair
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better
This was an okay book, I do recommend it for any ancient history or religious history buff. It felt like it needed more info on Solomon and David and the stories and family... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Diane Kaster
3.0 out of 5 stars Joseph very well could be the first hebrew Pharaoh.
The author has impressive credentials as an Egyptologist but lacks clarity as a writer. Joseph is in the right place to become Pharaoh, but Mr. Read more
Published 19 months ago by James Galan
1.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Nonsense.
It's total nonsense. The author first assumes that the various religious scriptures to be true and then engages into wild speculations. Read more
Published on June 4, 2011 by Jacob Petion
5.0 out of 5 stars Joseph lost a coat and gained a crown
Ahmed Osman crafted a magnificent scholarly work of interest to both theologians and people in the pew. Read more
Published on July 3, 2008 by Thomas Laporte
1.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy Writing
The Bible has already been shown as historically accurate by even atheist archeologists. This author is the type to believe the myths of Atlantean nuts who make up imaginary things... Read more
Published on December 24, 2007 by Daniel Night
4.0 out of 5 stars The Hebrew Pharoahs of Egypt
This is by far Osman's best book in his alternative history of early Christianity. If you're only going to read one of his books then this would certainly be the one I would... Read more
Published on July 23, 2007 by Brett Pruitt
1.0 out of 5 stars Who has believed God's report?
I give it 1 star for creativity in fantasy literature, however I see this book as misleading to the simple in spirit.

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Published on March 21, 2006 by Jack
4.0 out of 5 stars Joseph was a Historical Figure After-all
Osman has fashioned a fascinating look at who biblical Joseph was: A historical figure in Egyptian history. Read more
Published on December 22, 2005 by OtherWorlds&Wisdom
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