Marianne Luban
Re: Amenhotep II and His Reign
Thu Dec 28, 2017 15:48
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The interpretation of the words of the lunar date of Thutmose III hangs on this phrase "hrw m Hb n psDntiw r mty"-- meaning "the day the festival of the new moon as usual" in my opinion.

Of course, before writing the brief paper about this, to which I made a link, I studied the usage of the term "mty"--and it all agrees with my interpretation. Whatever the connotations of "mty" are here "true" is not one of them and it certainly doesn't require a preposition like "r" to write an adjective like "true" or "precise".

If one makes offerings associated with the word "mty", they are not "true" or "precise" but "regular". That should be obvious enough but, to see the interpretations, one must wonder. When one wrote "irt ixt nbt r mty irw" it doesn't strike one that it should mean "doing everything right" as even Hannig suggests but "doing everything as usually done" because "irw" should mean "done". "irt" is the infinitive and "irw" in the past in the manner of "sDm pw irw.n=f" meaning "it is a hearing which he did". [Gardiner's grammar, page 395]. But I'll admit that, a lot of times, it isn't so clear whether "mty" means "correct" or "usual" or "regular" because it can have any of those connotations.

  • Re: Amenhotep II and His ReignMarianne Luban, Thu Dec 28 13:52
    This is what I wrote here in July of 1017 in the "Dahamunza" thread: "I now believe I have solved the problem of why Eusebius, by whose reckoning Moses should have left Egypt in 1510 BCE, perversely... more
    • Re: Amenhotep II and His ReignJoe Baker, Sat Dec 30 02:50
      Hi Marianne As for the Chronicle of pseudo-Dionysius, which is now called the Zuqnin Chronicle and whose last entry is for 774/5 AD, I am afraid it does not support your argument. Now, I can not find ... more
      • Re: Amenhotep II and His ReignMarianne Luban, Sun Dec 31 09:10
        Joe wrote: "Here the era used is (inclusive) years since the birth of Abraham. So 490 in pseudo-Dionysius, is just 490 (inclusive) years after the birth of Abraham. In this year Chencheres began his... more
        • Re: Amenhotep II and His ReignJoe Baker, Sat Jan 6 21:15
          Hi Marianne pseudo-Dionysius ... is the first one to say that the Year 490 is when Moses confronted Cencheres This entry does not say Moses confronted Cencheres in 490. The entry says “Year 490. The... more
        • Re: Amenhotep II and His ReignMarianne Luban, Sun Dec 31 09:27
          And see Pietersma's book on page 8 as to when Palmanothes and Cenephres were placed. They were Amenhotep I and Thutmose I.... more
          • Re: Amenhotep II and His ReignMarianne Luban, Sun Dec 31 10:52
            Here, once again, is the math of Eusebius. According to Eusebius, there are 2044 years from the birth of Abraham to the 15th year of Tiberias Caesar [which is 29 CE]. Abraham born in 2015 BCE.... more
            • Re: Amenhotep II and His ReignJoe Baker, Sat Jan 6 21:22
              Hi Marianne In response to your posts, I, for clarity, again give a chart showing the chronology of Eusebius, Pseudo-Dionysius and his excerpts from Artapanos (I add an extra one - via Eusebius [in... more
              • Re: Amenhotep II and His ReignMarianne Luban, Sun Jan 7 12:50
                Joe wrote: "In your post of 31 Dec 2017 (post 17794) you said According to Eusebius, there are 2044 years from the birth of Abraham to the 15th year of Tiberias Caesar [which is 29 CE]. Abraham born... more
                • Re: Amenhotep II and His ReignJoe Baker, Mon Jan 8 06:51
                  Hi Marianne On the 15th year of Tiberius you said The consensus now is 29 AD for the 15th Year of Tiberias--so I reckon with that. Can you explain how you know how Eusebius counted? It does not... more
                  • Re: Amenhotep II and His ReignMarianne Luban, Mon Jan 8 08:07
                    Joe wrote: "However Eusebius did not use the Julian calendar. He used the Syro-Macedonian calendar of Caesarea to fix the start of the year which began in October and he dated years both by Olympiads ... more
                    • Re: Amenhotep II and His ReignMarianne Luban, Mon Jan 8 13:35
                      Now this site gives a different take on the "Seleucid reckoning" which, to be honest, I have never known to be viewed like this. https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/counting-the-years/ Of... more
                    • Re: Amenhotep II and His ReignMarianne Luban, Mon Jan 8 08:35
                      I think Joe probably got his ideas regarding Eusebius and what calendar he used from Burgess--but see Sacha Stern.... more
            • Re: Amenhotep II and His ReignMarianne Luban, Mon Jan 1 11:31
              Studying Latin for four years comes in handy once in awhile, so I was able to translate the version of Pseudo-Dionysius from that language to a more or less accurate degree. Here is the relevant... more
              • Re: Amenhotep II and His ReignRobert Killian, Wed Jan 3 04:26
                This post, by Marianne, can be verified mathematically. "Suggestion", for integrating most of this information. Year 000 b.Abram 1948AM, 1813CJ/BC,+131yrs=1944BC. ----------------------+420yrs---... more
              • ErrataMarianne Luban, Tue Jan 2 14:31
                I should make some corrections to my previous post. They are: "[*Obviously, Pseudo-Dionysius got all this from Artapanus [via Euseubius] but knew that the story had to do with that same Amenhotep who ... more
    • Re: Amenhotep II and His Reign — Marianne Luban, Thu Dec 28 15:48
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