In recent decades, science has demonstrated the historical accuracy of the Bible and new discovery proves Biblical accounts dating back to Noah are historically verifiable.
Biblical accounts of the origins of Egypt have long been contradicted by scientific belief, but DNA does not lie.
DNA taken from Egyptian mummies has been decoded, producing unexpected results about the true origins of the Egyptian people.
The results confirm a controversial theory that traces the First Egyptian Dynasty back to Biblical Ham, Noah’s son, as described in the Book of Genesis.
Of these were the isles of the nations divided in their lands, every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. And the sons of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan. Genesis 10:5-6
Researchers from the Universities of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, found that the DNA of mummies entombed in Middle Egypt actually matches that of Neolithic and Bronze Age peoples from the Near East, Anatolia, and the Eastern Mediterranean instead of modern Egyptians.
In other words, they do not originate from North Africa as scientists have always assumed. The origins match up with the Biblical account.
Breaking Israel News explains:
According to the Bible, Mizrayim settled in Egypt whereas Cush settled in Africa, establishing two distinct and separate nations that did not share a common heritage. The scientific theory implies the origins of Africa and Egypt were the same.
Previous attempts to study the DNA of mummified remains were inconclusive. The hot climate of Egypt combined with the embalming process practiced by ancient Egyptians destroyed most DNA. For this study, researchers sampled 151 mummies from Abusir el-Meleq, about 60 miles south of Cairo. Their samples spanned 1,300 years of ancient Egyptian history, from about 1388 BCE to 426 CE.
The researchers were able to collect 90 samples of mitochondrial DNA and three samples of genomes, the total of an organism’s DNA. The surprising results showed that ancient Egyptians were more closely related to populations from the Near East and southwest Asia, and not from northern Africa as previously thought.
“In the ancient Egyptians, we don’t find much at all sub-Saharan African ancestry,” Krause told CBC News. “They look very Near Eastern and have almost zero sub-Saharan African ancestry.” This, Krause said, illustrates that ancient Egyptians were more closely related to Europeans than they are to modern-day Egyptians. The study revealed that the African influence on Egyptians is relatively recent, entering into the gene pool after Roman times.
These new findings fit in with the Dynastic Race Theory espoused by archaeologist David Rohl.
Rohl’s theory is that the ancient Egyptians arrived over sea from Mesopotamia, conquered the Nile Valley, and established the first Egyptian dynasties. This is in direct contradiction to the previous theory that the first Egyptian rulers and much of the population arrived by a land route from Africa.
Rohl based this theory, which he explained in his book Legend – The Genesis of Civilization, on the Biblical account of Ham, the son of Noah. According to Rohl’s theory, Ham and his people moved from Mesopotamia to settle in Egypt after the flood. Rohl explains that this is the basis for Horus, one of the most significant Egyptian deities, who was, in fact, Ham. The name ‘Horus’ means “the distant one”, implying that he came from far away.
To confirm his theory, Rohl led an expedition in 1988 into Wadi Hammamat, a dry river bed in Egypt’s Eastern Desert that is the main desert route from the Nile to the Red Sea. Rohl studied ancient wall carvings and drawings depicting boats that had been discovered fifty years earlier by archaeologist Hans Winkler. Over 100 of these carvings depicted long boats with as many as 70 oarsmen.
These images conformed to Rohl’s theory that a sudden period of cultural and technological development during the First Dynasty in Egypt was the result of an influx of Mesopotamian elite who arrived in Egypt by sailing around the coastline of the Arabian Peninsula into the Red Sea and ultimately dragging their boats across the desert to the Nile.
What an amazing discovery!
Dr. Rohl has been correct on much more than one occasion. I would encourage you to check out more of his work, specifically his work with Tim Mahoney on the documentary:
Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus, brings newly compiled scientific evidence to create a pattern of evidence that fits the Old Testament Narrative from Jacob to Joshua like a glove.
Some of this archaeological evidence is recent, some has been exposed for decades but it all spans the first 6 books of Old Testament History.
Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney compiles physical archaeological evidence for 6 consecutive periods of Biblical Old Testament History from Joseph’s time in Egypt to the Walls falling down in Jericho.
In doing so, Mahoney and Egyptologist David Rohl bring into severe question the whole Egyptian dating system commonly accepted by scholars.
Patterns of Evidence brings enough evidence to convince anyone with an ounce of common sense that these pieces match up with the Biblical accounts and the only answer the deniers have is that it doesn’t fit their timeline.
By placing the Bible timeline a few centuries ahead in Egyptian history, they say the evidence shown in the film is too early to be Biblical history.
Archaeologists date the Exodus at about 1250 BC. (When you learn how flimsy the dates were set in the first place it will amaze you!)
Timothy Mahoney and David Rohl lay out a pattern of evidence to suggest that not only do scholars have the Bible dated wrong, but that the Egyptian timeline itself is faulty.
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