The House of the Pharoahs and the Ancient Hebrews


Three passages in the Pentateuch indicate that the Israelites were physically similar to the Egyptian nobility that ruled when the Israelites dwelt there and could not be easily distinguished from them (Genesis 42.8, 50.1-11, Exodus 2.19). Considering the racially tumultuous history of Egypt, if we want to make use of these clues, it is necessary that we establish when the Israelites lived in Egypt and what race ruled Egypt at that time.


Both the records of Flavius Josephus and an honest study of the chronology of the period attest to us that an 18th Dynasty pharaoh named Thutmose (called Tethmosis by Josephus, Against Apion 1.15) was the pharaoh of the Exodus. Another four pharaohs bearing this name were all related.


Hatshepsut was the fifth of the Thutmosid Dynasty, and it is probably Hatshepsut who drew Moses out of the water, perhaps giving him a form of her family name. The sixth and eighth pharaohs of the dynasty were Thutmose III and IV. The death of the last of the Thutmosids, who perished before he became pharaoh, led to the ascension of his brother Akhenaten.

Ramesses II. He was not an 18th dynasty pharaoh, but early 19th. He exhibits the same racial characteristics as his 18th dynasty predecessors. Some scholars (wrongly) date the exodus to the Ramesside period.

It was during the reign of Akhenaten that the Amarna Letters were written. As I have demonstrated in this essay, the Amarna letters document the Hebrew conquest of Canaan. While his Canaanite subjects begged Akhenaten to send soldiers to halt the Hebrew’s conquest, Akhenaten would not hear their pleas, probably because the Exodus was fresh in his people’s memory.

‘The Noahite Nations: the Shemites’


Here I have gathered some images of 18th dynasty mummies such as Yuya, Tjuyu, Thutmose IV and Ossipumphnoferu as well as the 19th dynasty pharaoh Ramesses II and they are unquestionably Caucasoid with Nordid features and fair blonde, red or sandy brown hair. If Israelites such as Moses and Joseph were blending in among their contemporary Egyptian nobility then they must have had similar phenotypes.

Amenhotep II.

Of course these Nordoid Egyptians are not the original stock of Mizraim. The Hamitic stock of Egypt was certainly of the Mediterranean variety which is clear from the art of ancient Egypt, the mummified remains of the Egyptians and the racial types which dominate there today, altered somewhat as they are.

‘White Ancient Egypt’


These Nordoid Egyptian aristocrats of the 19th and 18th dynasties must be of Asiatic Shemitic extraction, most probably connected to the migrations of Asiatic chariot warriors such as the Hyksos from the Levant.

‘The Noahite Nations: the Shemites’

‘Physical Descriptions of the Adamites, Shemites, Hebrews, Israelites and Judahites’

Thutmose IV.

Published by SloanVSutherland

"I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord"

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