Most helpful positive review
46 of 53 people found the following review helpful
a must read with 2 issues
on October 31, 2006
i love this book. i've read it about 5 times and it's changed my life (along with scripture). every brother in america should read this, as we are the valley of the dry bones that ezekiel spoke of.
2 very important issues though,
windsor corroborates the popular belief that hyksos were in egypt as the ruling class when the israelites were there and later enslaved. however these hyksos were called "shepherd kings" but joseph told his family that the pharaoh thought shepherds were abominations and inferior before they entered egypt, so this could have only been native egyptians who ruled at the time, Hamites aka "black africans".
secondly, the israelites were not enslaved for four hundred years in egypt. the total time they spent in egypt was 430 years, so after the first 30, slavery should have begun if the prophecy of genesis 15:13 were about egypt. if you follow the life span of joseph, you'll see that he was buried as an egyptian (embalmed and mourned by the people of the land). if the israelites were enslaved, how could joseph had been a vice royal in the land and been buried with honor? it wasn't a secret that he was a hebrew, and slaves in ethnocentric egypt would not have embalmed just anyone. i mean, the israelites were brought in to egypt with the pharaoh's chariots, not in ships and in chains (as dueteronomy 28:68 says slavery will occur). furthermore to close this topic, i just want to point out that the bible says (in exodus) that there came a pharaoh that didn't know joseph (who lived to be 110). this means some time passed between the life of joseph and the slavery of the israelites. we can see that 30 years isn't enough time to forget a man who was mourned and loved by the masses. this tells us that the slavery didn't last four hundred years. if you understand this prophecy, you'll see that the trans-atlantic slave trade is the one in prophecy, which coincides with this book. Israelites are the black masses who have lost their history and traces of their ancestry. we are the valley of the dry bones. 1ove and halleluYAH!