Yesterday we held our Psi Phi (ΨΦ) Society Discussion Group held our meeting at a local steak house…..It is a group of 6-10 members that meet occasionally to have a great steak and a good discussion.
Every time I mention the Group someone always thinks it is a scifi convention in the making….I have to explain that they are Greek letters and it is discussion group.
This time the meeting had myself, an archeology professor, a preacher, a math teacher, local software businessman and a nurse……we each bring a topic and we put it in a bowl and our waitress/waiter picks one out and that is our discussion for the evening….
The steak was marvelous…I open my meal with a bowl of French onion soup to die for then the main 8 ounce filet medium…..baked potato with sour cream and butter and a small dinner salad blue cheese dressing……a great Spanish red wine…..as we ate we discussed the days news and such……of course most of it was the hurricane aftermath and the US response.
The time came and the subject was drawn….Could Moses and Ankhenaten be one and the same person? We gave ourselves an hour to get acquainted with the issue…
This is the article that I used as my source…..
The Bible and the Kuran speak of Moses being born in Egypt, brought up in the pharaonic royal palace, and leading the Israelites in their Exodus to Canaan. In historical terms, when did Moses live, and who was the pharaoh of Oppression? Now that archaeologists have been able to uncover the mysteries of ancient history, we need to find answers to these questions. Egyptian born Ahmed Osman, believes that he has been able to find the answers for these questions which bewildered scholars for centuries. He claims that Moses of the Bible is no other than King Akhenaten who ruled Egypt for 17 years in the mid-14th century BC.
During his reign, the Pharaoh Akhenaten was able to abolish the complex pantheon of the ancient Egyptian religion and replace it with a single God, Aten, who had no image or form. Seizing on the striking similarities between the religious vision of Akhenaten and the teachings of Moses, Sigmund Freud was the first to argue that Moses was in fact an Egyptian. Now Ahmed Osman, using recent archaeological discoveries and historical documents, contends that Akhenaten and Moses were one and the same person.
We went back and forth for a couple of hours…..the consensus is that there is a huge possibility the they were truly the same person…..dates are about right, religious ideals were close, etc….of course the discussion tried to veer off in a couple of directions
We ended the evening with a great creme brule…and an Irish coffee….
The best part of the meeting is that the person who’s subject is used gets a free meal…..nope I was not so lucky.
Would anyone like to insert their two cents worth into this conversation?
Thanx everyone for your participation in IST this past week….it is Sunday and we all need to kick off our shoes and enjoy the day….peace out my friends.