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David The Last Pharaoh

Publishing Date : 15 May, 2018

Benson C Saili
THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER

    

Israel’s most famous king ruled in both  Egypt and Palestine

Circa 1413 BC, Jacob, aged 550 years, lay on his death bed in Egypt, which was now administered by his youngest son Iu-Sif, Joseph in English, Yuya in Arabic. Although this was about 115 years since the Hykso-Hebrews were driven out of northern Egypt (I-Sira-El) to Canaan, the memory of the event was still vivid in Jacob’s waning but far from senile mind, particularly the abominable deed that led to this outcome.  This was the murder of southern Egypt’s black Pharaoh, Seqenenre Tao II,  by Jacob’s own kids,  Simeon and Levi.


The ejection of the Hyksos from Egypt after a protracted see-saw war had greatly incensed Enlil-Jehovah as it resulted from a unnecessary provocation of southern Egypt by Simeon and Levi. The regrettable aftermath was that there no longer was an I-Sira-El (“El’s Shield”) in Egypt. Remember, I-Sira-El was vital because it denied the indigenous Egyptians,  Marduk’s people, direct access to the spaceport in the Sinai Peninsula and to Canaan as a whole.


It was a kind of Iron Curtain between southern Egypt and Canaan. At the time of Jacob’s death, the spaceport was of course no longer in existence. But Jacob was still wroth about Simeon’s  and Levi’s macabre  deed, and so was Enlil, who simply never let bygones be bygones.  More than 115 years after the event, it was now payback  time on the part of Simeon and Levi..


First, Jacob blessed his other sons. When it finally was the turn of Simeon and Levi, he refrained totally; instead, he pronounced a curse upon them.  Jacob was in fact so disdainful of his two sons that he did not even address them directly. This is what the dying patriarch said to the duo as captured in GENESIS 49:5-6:  “Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.  O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they digged down a wall.”


Jacob withheld blessings in respect of Simeon and Levi because they were “instruments of cruelty” who in the pursuit of self-serving interests had murdered  a man and “dug down a wall”. This man was not an ordinary man: he was Pharaoh Seqenenre Tao II of southern Egypt. “Digging down a wall’ is a metaphor  for the Iron Curtain Simeon and Levi caused to be brought down when  Tao’s sons Kamose and Ahmose  ejected the Hyksos from northern Egypt and united the country into one pro-Marduk domain.  


Have you  ever wondered why the Jewish royal line is traced through Judah, the fourth-born, and not any of his three older brothers?   Why was the first principal  Jewish domain in Canaan named after Judah and why is Jesus sometimes referred to as the Lion of Judah?  Now you know the answer: Judah leapfrogged Simeon and Levi in the Jacobite succession because his two immediate older brothers were cursed. Of course Genesis tells some rather unflattering story about Reuben,  but it is pure hogwash: Reuben was nearly 300 years dead when Simon and Levi provoked that comeuppance from Kamose and Ahmose. There is as much legend in the Bible as there is truth.     


In the course of time, however, the Levites for one did redeem themselves. They were  entrusted the  temple priesthood by their god Enlil and took it  upon themselves to document the history of  the  Jews, which they did embellish here and there anyway.  The Torah, the first five books of the Bible, were not written by Moses: they were written by the Levites.      

HYKSO-HEBREWS USE JOSEPH AS TROJAN HORSE TO REGAIN RULE OF EGYPT!

Having lost northern Egypt in the time of southern Egypt pharaohs Kamose and Ahmose, the Hykso-Hebrews did not take the matter lying down. They once again regrouped and came up with a strategy to win it back by sleight of hand. This strategy took the form of Joseph, Jacob’s older son with his most beloved wife Rachel (the other son was Benjamin). Since we will talk about Joseph in detail at the appropriate time, here we will simply dwell on him superficially.


Firstly, be informed that Joseph was not sold into slavery by his brothers because they were jealous of him. True, Joseph was Jacob’s most beloved son but this was for one reason only – he was the son of Rachel, his most adored wife among his four spouses. To Jacob, Rachel was the effective senior wife, the Mohumagadi, in that although he married her older sister Leah first, he was tricked into doing so (another made-up story): the woman he wanted from the word go was Rachel. Thus it was his most beloved son that Jacob chose to infiltrate Egypt and ultimately regain rulership of the country. Joseph wasn’t sold into slavery to  Egyptians: he was tactfully planted as part of the Enlilites’ long-term strategy to blindside  the Egyptian pharaoh and ultimately prise the country from Enkite rule.


Exactly how did the Enlilites re-take Egypt?  They had Joseph, a genius, impress Pharaoh Tuthmosis IV through his uncanny ability to interpret dreams and a unique gift of far-sightedness. But the person Joseph impressed the most was Tuthmosis IV’s  heir, Amenhotep III. It was Amenhotep III who made Joseph Prime Minister of the whole of Egypt. But Amenhotep III went a step further: he married Joseph’s daughter Tiye.  Amenhotep III and Tiye had a child they named Tuthmosis V. In the Bible, he’s best known as Moses.


Moses, however, never ruled Egypt: it was his paternal  half-brother, Amenhotep  IV who did. Amenhotep IV’s other names were Akhenaten and Smenkhkare. In the Bible, he is best  known as Aaron. In due course, however, there were intermarriages between the children of Aaron and Moses. It was the resulting dynasty that ruled Egypt  all the way to the time of  David.   

DAVID WAS EGYPT’S PHARAOH PSUSENNES II

What further evidence do we have that the biblical patriarchs were actually Egyptian pharaohs? It is the Bible itself. In  RUTH 4:18-22, the ancestry of David, Israel’s most famous king, is outlined as follows: “These are the genealogical records of Perez.  Perez begot Hezron, Hezron begot Aram (Ram in Hebrew), Aram begot Aminadab, Aminadab begot Nahshon, Nahshon begot Salmon, Salmon begot Boaz, Boaz begot Obed, Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David.”


These names, folks, appear  in Egyptian pharaonic records but in the  equivalent Egyptian language. Perez in Egyptian annals turns out to be Pharaoh Rameses IX.  Hezron is Rameses IX; Ram is Rameses XI; Aminadab is Amen-Nesban-ebjed; Nahshon is Amen-em-nishu; Salmon is Siamun; Boaz is Bas-Osorkon; and Obed is Amen-em-opet.


What about Jesse and David?  In Egyptian archives, Jesse was known as Harsiese, or Psusennes I in Greek, and David was known as Psusennes II. But Psusennes was not David’s Egyptian name: his Egyptian name was Pasebakhaenuit (which can also be rendered as Pa-sheba-ka-en-at), which translates to “The Star of the City” or “Bright Star of the Lord”. Why star? In Egyptian lore, the “underworld”, where people were deemed to have gone after their death, was known as the Duat (actually Dyhwt, which in English is David).


In hieroglyphic imagery, the Duat was represented by a star in a circle. As for the city, this was Avaris, the Hykso capital in northern Egypt. Avaris was also known as Zoan, which is Zion in the Bible. Thus the Star of the City of Zion, the Duat, was King David. Indeed, when Pharaoh Psusennes II was buried, the cartouche inscription on his grave showed glyphs representing a star and a city to underscore the fact that he was the Star of the Hyksos’capital city.  


Similarities between Pharaoh Psusennes II and King David in fact abound. Pharaoh Psusennes’s daughter was called Maakhare MuTamhat, while David’s daughter was known as Maakhah Tamar. The Pharaoh’s army general was called Tchoeb, while David’s was called Joab. The pharaoh’s architect was called Herum Atif, while David’s was called Hiram Abif, the masonic hero. The fact that the Hebrew patriarchs were Egyptian pharaohs explains why there isn’t the slightest archeological evidence of their presence in today’s Israel.

DAVID IS KING OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH

Of the Hebrew patriarchs (that is, the leading Jewish figures from Abraham to David), only David ruled in both Egypt and Canaan. David was King for 33 years. He ruled Egypt for 7 years and Canaan (the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah) for 24 years. This was from 995 to 988 BC. The Hykso-Israelites had two bases. The major base was in northern Egypt, which they called I-Sira-El. Their secondary base was in Canaan.


Since the patriarchs operated from Egypt, they needed somebody to oversee Canaan in their stead. They thus appointed the so-called judges. Among these judges was the famous Samson, a man of reportedly superhuman strength and astonishing feats. The judges were appointed after the conquest of Canaan by the great Israelite general Joshua. The judges were unelected, non-hereditary leaders who served as military leaders in times of crisis. The era of judges came to an end when the Israelites installed the first king of Canaan. This was Soul.  Soul, of the tribe of Benjamin, was the first king of the United Kingdom of Israel (Samaria) and Judah.


It seems when Saul was appointed king, it was only in a caretaker capacity. He was more of a viceroy than king, meaning he still was subordinate to King David, who at the time was ruling in Egypt.  In 988 BC, David travelled to Canaan, perhaps to check on how Saul was faring as his viceroy. During his absence, the Libyans descended on Egypt, seized power, and crowned their own man,   Shesong, as Pharaoh of Egypt.


Having lost Egypt, David decided to take the reins, substantively, of Canaan, but Saul gave him the middle finger, whereupon a ebbing and flowing civil war arose between David and he. It was David who triumphed to become the second Israelite King of Canaan.
Although David is the most revered of Israelite kings, he had a whole host of shortcomings.  One of these was a tendency to promiscuity, having married at least 8 wives and sired at least 19 children.


One upshot of his lecherous ways was that he had Uriah, one of his generals, deliberately abandoned at the battlefront and therefore killed all because there was one secret which he didn’t want the nation to get to know about. This was that he had committed adultery with Uriah’s wife and made her pregnant. Worse still, Uriah’s wife was not an ordinary woman: she was a princess. This was Princess Bathsheba, King David’s own daughter. King David, folks, not only had an incestuous relationship with his married daughter but he also tied the knot with her after the tactical elimination of her husband.

HOW DAVID MARRIED HIS OWN DAUGHTER  BATHSHEBA

The story of David having schemed the death of Uriah over the matter of a pregnant Bathsheba, Uriah’s wife, is a well-known one. It is related in 2 SAMUEL 11:1-26, 12:15-25. However, the biblical story is heavily doctored: it is not entirely authentic. As biblical scholar Elizabeth Fletcher rightly puts it, “The story of Bathsheba’s seduction as we have it in the Bible was edited by court story-tellers during the reign of her son Solomon, and doubtless influenced by Bathsheba and her son”. It was word that was put out by King Solomon that the scribes ran away with and not the real story.  So what is the true story?


Of David’s 8 official wives, one was known as Maakhah. Maakhah, we learn from the Bible, had a daughter known as Tamar. Her full names were Maakhah-Tamar. It was through one of Maakhah-Tamar’s male descendents, Joseph, that Jesus was born into this world. To history, Maakhah-Tamar is best known as Bathsheba. Bathsheba means “Daughter of Sheba”. What was/who was Sheba?


Sheba has two closely-related connotations. The first has to do with a city, actually a star city in that it housed the most important figure of the day in northern Egypt, King David. The city was Avaris, the capital of northern Egypt. The second has to do with David himself. As indicated above, David’s throne name was   Pashebakaenat. Pashebakaenat can be abbreviated as simply Sheba, meaning “Star”. Thus Bathsheba, it turns out,   was David’s daughter. She was the daughter of the Star (David) of the Star City (Avaris).


What happened was that whilst Bathsheba was married to Uriah, David made her pregnant (whilst Uriah was away on duty) and fearing the enormity of the  scandal if it became public knowledge,  he arranged for Uriah to be killed. After Uriah’s demise, David went on to marry Bathsheba,  his own daughter, secretly and in heed of  the preconditions she imposed on him declared her his seniormost wife. Thus whilst the palace personnel knew about what  had transpired, the body politic  had no idea. Remember, there were no newspapers, radio, or television  those days.  But  news has a way of filtering its way into the public domain; hence a secret doesn’t remain so forever.    

SOLOMOM INHERITS AFTER DAVID AGAINST ALL ODDS

It was by Bathsheba that King David had Solomon, even today reputed as the wisest man who ever lived, and another son of some fame, Absalom. Sometime after  Solomon  had succeeded to the throne, we’re told a certain “Queen of Sheba” paid a visit on him. That is the spin  the scribes  put  on the event. The Queen of Sheba was actually Queen Mother Bath-Sheba. Solomon was visited by his  mother Bathsheba. Josephus  reports that the queen who visited  Solomon  was the Queen of Egypt and Ethiopia.


An Egyptian Pharaoh,  as King David was, had jurisdiction over Egypt and other territories  up to and including Ethiopia. As King David’s widow, Bathsheba, who was David’s favourite wife, was  a queen. But at the time she visited King Solomon, Bathsheba was no more than Queen Mother as David had passed on.  


According to Josephus, Bathsheba presented Solomon with “twenty talents of gold, and an immense quantity of spices and precious stones”. That was simply a mother showing affection toward his son, who didn’t need such a lavish gift anyway as he was already the richest man in the whole wide world. The Bible also informs us that Bathsheba as a teenager was raped by his half-brother Amnon and that when the rape was reported to David, he did nothing.


Again that is totally false: Amnon  did not rape Bathsheba. It explains  why David didn’t act against  him. Amnon, who was  David’s eldest son and therefore heir apparent, wanted to marry Bathsheba with a view to inherit the Davidic throne hassle-free since for one succeed to a throne, he should have been married to  a half-sister. So Amnion kept pestering Bathsheba and Bathsheba seemingly was interested. However,  Amnon’s designs on  Bathsheba troubled  Absalom, as a result of which he had Amnon murdered. It was not about immorality: it all was politics. Amnon was too ambitious for Absalom’s liking.   
 


At some stage, Absalom rebelled against King David, incensed that David had anointed Solomon, who was at once his son and grandson, to take over from him upon his death. Absalom was killed in the uprising by King David’s general Joab.    Adonija, David’s surviving eldest son, then had a tilt at the throne too but he lacked the crucial endorsement Solomon received from the prophet Nathan, high priest Zadok, and head of King David’s Secret Service Benaiah. That  was how Solomon became King at the expense of  David’s other sons who were older than him.

NEXT WEEK:  ENLILITE INTRIGUE AGAINST MARDUK AND HIS SON NABU

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