Dating of battle of carchemish
Quite apart from the obvious conclusion that the god assumed to have given the "promised land" to his chosen people was just one god from a pantheon and not the alleged monotheistic only God of the cosmos, Herzog's findings corroborate theories that have been "out there" for some time. He further claimed they did not flee from Egypt but were evicted due to them being leprous.
It must be said that Josephus has been vilified over the ages as a Roman collaborator by both Jewish and Christian scholars who have argued that the dating of the exodus of the "Hebrews" from Egypt in the Bible positively rules out their identification as Hyksos.
There is irrefutable evidence that the Hyksos, a mixed Semitic-Asiatic group who infiltrated the Nile valley, seized power in Lower Egypt in the 17th Century BCE. 1674 BCE until expelled when their capital, Avaris, fell to Ahmose around 1567 BCE. But there is also a strong possibility of two separate origins to the "Moses" character being merged into one, which I will come to later.
Ahmose's success in 1567 BCE led to the establishment of the 18th Dynasty in Egypt.
Ze'ev Herzog of Tel Aviv University announced: "the Israelites were never in Egypt, did not wander the desert, did not conquer the land, and did not pass it on to the twelve tribes".
Moreover, the Jewish God YHWH had a female consort - the goddess Asherah!
These facts have been known for years, but Israel is a stubborn people and nobody wants to hear about it This is what archaeologists have learned from their excavations in the Land of Israel: the Israelites were never in Egypt, did not wander in the desert, did not conquer the land in a military campaign and did not pass it on to the 12 tribes of Israel.
Perhaps even harder to swallow is the fact that the united monarchy of David and Solomon, which is described by the Bible as a regional power, was at most a small tribal kingdom.
An important figure during this period was confusingly called Amenophis son of Hapu. He is generally depicted as a scribe, crouching and holding on his knees a roll of papyrus.Thot Moses III overthrew the transvestite Pharaoh Atchepsut, and under Thot Moses IV Egyptian conquests extended beyond the Sinai into Palestine, Syria, reaching Babylonia and included Canaan.