i think most egyptologist will agree 'real egypt' was thebes and the surrounding area. memphis, heliopolis, and the delta region was an extension of thebes. but this is where the hebrews lived.<quoted text>naw, we was Hebrews . easy im gone show you an dont for get because you will come back with same mess,Joseph brothers didnt recognize him when he was in Egypt, color didnt matter to the Egyptians they wanted to knows what kind, what type work you did, as was ask our Fathers when we first came into Egypt, to show you this,Genesis 47:3;And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.ok Pharaoh knew we wasn't Egyptians an he accepted the fact that we was from Canaan,ok Joseph two son are bore there in Egypt, Exodus 1:16;And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. SEE so Pharaoh knew we was diffrent to even come with a plain like that? would he kill his on an turn his peoples against him? or was it that we was sheep headers? but he called us Hebrews orur Mommas, ok an to show you they knew what a Hebrew Male look like check this Exodus 2:6;And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.ok thats Pharaoh lil girl saying this she wanted a Baby an Moses would do, Hebrew or not Hebrews gone get the Best Egypt had,ok Moses could tell the difference,Exodus 2:11 ;And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.see so even though we looked Black like everyone else, they knew like we can tell Africans aint us till the 2-3 generation
we know that when thutmose invaded and annexed canaan, he would have drawn on forces from a number of sources, nubians, phuttites, and of course from his subjects in the delta (hebrews?), and other areas.
joshua is a biblical figure, but thutmose III is a historical one.
so the real question is how do you reconcile the biblical narrative of joshua's conquest of canaan, with the historical events of thutmose III doing the same thing at the same time?
*i can only think of two explanations. either thutmosesIII and joshua are the same person. or joshua was a leading general under thutmosesIII.
but in either case the biblical conquest and division of canaan, was in fact related to the rise of the 18th dynasty and expansion of the egyptian empire.
now with that being the case, how does this *fact* affect your understanding of scripture?