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1 This PowerPoint/Keynote presentation is part of the apologetics course entitled An Unshakeable Faith. Copyright 2011 Way of Life Literature P. O. Box Port Huron, MI In Canada Bethel Baptist Church, 4212 Campbell St. N., London, Ontario N6P 1A

2 Most of the photographs in this presentation (except for those pertaining to Tut) were taken by the author on location.

3 Archaeological Treasures that Confirm the Bible Part Three

4 Egypt The first mention of Egypt in the Bible is in Genesis 12 when Abraham went there to escape the famine in Canaan.

5 It was to Egypt that Jacob and his sons moved to escape the great famine after Joseph became vice- ruler, and Israel dwelt there for 400 years before departing under the leadership of Moses.

6 Egypt was often used by God to judge Israel during the time of the Judges and the Kingdom

7 Moses’ Pharaoh There were probably at least two pharaohs associated with Moses’ life: one who ruled when he was born and another who ruled during the Exodus.

8 Israel was in Egypt from about 1876 to 1446 BC, when God raised up Moses to lead them to the Promised Land.

9 “Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph” (Exodus 1:8).

10 “And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive” (Exodus 1:22).

11 “By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter” (Hebrews 11:24).

12 Hatshepsut was the daughter of Pharaoh Tuthmosis I, who probably issued the decree to have the Jewish babies killed.

13 “A noted historian wrote: ‘Only she of all known women of the period possessed the presumption and independence to violate an ordinance of the king, and under his very nose at that.’”

14 There is a red granite obelisk inscribed with the name of Hatshepsut in the British Museum.”

15 There is also a statue of Tuthmosis I in the British Museum.

16 Some say the pharaoh of the Exodus was Amenophis II (also called Amenhotep).

17 It is interesting to speculate about this, but since the Bible doesn’t give his name, it is not important for us to know it.

18 “The secret things belong unto the LORD out God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29).

19 King Tut Moses’ decision to give up his life as an adopted son of Pharaoh can better be understood in light of the discovery of the burial chambers of King Tutankhamun in 1922.

20 The wealth represented in this one tomb is staggering. There is a solid gold coffin weighing about 243 pounds

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22 It is estimated that the tomb’s gold plate alone weighs 400 pounds. A gold death mask

23 Gold daggers and gold-plated bows

24 Gold- and gem-encrusted jewelry

25 A carved wooden throne encased in gold with details inlaced in silver and glass

26 A gold encased chest inlayed with semi-precious stones and painted with hunting scenes

27 The tomb had four dismantled chariots, one of which was encased in gold.

28 The mummy was nested in four coffins. The outer was red stone. The next two coffins were made of wood covered with gold. The innermost coffin, covering the mummy, was solid gold.

29 Moses’ wise choice The glory represented by Tut gives the background for the choice that Moses made in his youth, when he rejected life as an adopted son of pharaoh, with its pagan wealth and pleasure, choosing rather to serve the true and living God and to cast his lot with God’s despised people.

30 “By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season” (Hebrews 11:24-25)

31 “Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward” (Hebrews 11:26)

32 Egyptian Doctrine of Salvation The Egyptian doctrine of salvation dates back to Cain and his offering of good works to God. It is the same doctrine that most people believe today.

33 The Egyptian Book of the Dead describes the deceased led into a hall of judgment by Anubis.

34 There his heart is weighed against the feather of Maat, signifying the weighing of his good works against the bad.

35 If he passes the judgment he is received into the presence of the gods.

36 Here we see the entire scene.

37 The vast majority of people everywhere believe this ancient Egyptian lie, thinking that salvation is by good deeds, sincerity, religion, etc.

38 The truth is that man is totally condemned by God’s righteous standards and only through the sacrifice of Christ can any sinner be accepted before Almighty God.

39 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:23-24).

40 This gospel was not hidden in the days of Egypt’s might. It has been proclaimed through the prophets since the days of Abel and was typified by Israel’s sacrificial system.

41 The Merneptah Stele This is the most ancient reference to Israel outside of Scripture.

42 It dates to 1229 B.C. and was erected by Pharaoh Mernepah to celebrate a military campaign in Canaan.

43 The 7.5 foot tall stele was discovered in 1896 and is in the Cairo Museum.

44 “Canaan is captive with all woe. Ashkelon is conquered. Gezer seized.... Israel is wasted, bare of seed.”

45 The event occurred during the period of the Judges, and the reference to Israel having no seed refers to the nation’s destroyed food supply.

46 It proves that even then Israel was a nation of some importance. Otherwise, the proud king of Egypt would not have mentioned her.

47 It also confirms the Bible’s account of how that Israel was often harassed by neighboring nations because of her sin.

48 It refutes the liberal view that Israel did not enter the land of Canaan until about 1230 BC, because by then the Mernepah stele confirms that she was already a recognized nation in the land.

49 It also refutes the modernistic “12th century emergence theory” which claims that Israel emerged from the Canaanite people in about 1150 BC instead of coming into the land from Egypt in about 1450.

50 These are just some of the archaeological artifacts pertaining to Egypt that demonstrate the historical accuracy of the Bible.

51 NOTE TO TEACHERS There are review questions and a summary to this section in the book An Unshakeable Faith.

52 This PowerPoint/Keynote presentation is part of the apologetics course entitled An Unshakeable Faith. Copyright 2011 Way of Life Literature P. O. Box Port Huron, MI In Canada Bethel Baptist Church, 4212 Campbell St. N., London, Ontario N6P 1A


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