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The New Pharaoh in Exodus
A discussion of the mystery surrounding the new king in the Book of Exodus.
# 124112 | 2,500 words | 39 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Religion and Theology (The Bible)

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This paper examines the mystery of the new pharaoh in Exodus 1:8, looking at various theories that propose different candidates that might have been the pharaoh, such as a Hyksos king, Ahmose I, Thutmose II, and others.

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"In Exodus lies a brief verse upon which one of the great controversies over the Bible continues to rage. The verse simply says, "Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph." (Exodus KJV) Although it seems straightforward enough, as the reader explores the Book of Exodus, it becomes apparent that the Bible has omitted a very important detail regarding this new king, his identity. Who the king is and why the Bible failed to identify him..."

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