Oops--pressed some wrong button. Hatshepsut, her Speos Artemidos inscription, says the "Aamu" were ensconced at Avaris "with vagabonds among them". Now, the Aamu were realistically depicted in a tomb scene from the 12th Dynasty at Beni Hassan. They wore their colorful, striped tunics and are portrayed bringing powder for eyepaint to the local lord. The artist made a great point of their Levantine features. The name of the leader of the group is given as "Abisha". One would think that Joseph's "coat of many colors" would have appeared just like those of the Aamu.
Cullom, I don't place any more reliance on church fathers than I do on Jews and pagans. I just supply the info. People do with it whatever they like.
Hello Marianne, I should have said that Thutmosis I was succeeded by a "son-in-law" since his son Thutmosis II married his daughter Hatshepsut. The story of Abisha is remarkably similar to the story... more
Cullom: In your earlier post you related that Egypt was ruled by Palmanothes AND Chenephres so Chenephres must have been more than an important official. ML: Why? He can have been a local lord.... more