Redating the reign of hatshepsut
And as in the case of Thutmose III, the Egyptian records make it clear that nothing even remotely resembling the Exodus happened anywhere near his time of history. The only option is to conclude that there is something seriously wrong with the generally accepted dates for Egyptian history.
In 1952, Immanuel Velikovsky published Ages in Chaos, the first of a series of books in which he proposed a radical redating of Egyptian history in order to bring the histories of Egypt and Israel into synchronization.
As it happens, though, Egyptian records mention a Pharaoh who reigned for 94 years, and not only 94 years, but from the age of six to the age of 100!
This Pharaoh was known in inscriptions as Pepi (or Phiops) II.
Its author, an Egyptian named Ipuwer, writes in the document below: Plague is throughout the land. With invasions from all directions, virtually all subsequent kings of Egypt were of Ethiopian, Libyan or Asiatic descent.
When Chazal tell us that King Solomon was able to marry Pharaoh’s daughter despite the ban on marrying Egyptian converts until they have been Jewish for three generations because she was not of the original Egyptian nation, there is no reason to be surprised.
The natural order of things has come to a crashing standstill. The lack of light stands for the lack of enlightened leadership.Both Thutmose III and Ramses II date to a period called the Late Bronze Age, which ended with the onset of the Iron Age.Since the Iron Age has been thought to be the time when Israel first arrived in Canaan, the Late Bronze Age has been called “The Canaanite Period,” and historians have limited their search for the Exodus to this time.The Pharaoh who preceded him, whose death prompted Moses’ return to Egypt (Exodus , ), was named Malul.Malul, we are told, reigned from the age of six to the age of 100. – sounds fantastic, and many people would hesitate to take this Midrash literally.