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Supporting Facts About Moses Revealed

Updated on December 13, 2014

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Mistranslated Words Hypothesis of The Exodus

New Supporting Evidence found:

  • Mistranslations: One of the first misnomers of the Moses story, happened by mistake, roughly twenty-five hundred years ago. When a scribe failed to translate the ancient Hebrew words Yam Suph correctly. It is widely known that Classical Hebrew is used in Jewish ceremonies, worship services and bible studies still to this day. However, what is not widely known is that this form of the Hebrew language, only dates back to the time of the Roman occupation of Judea. Thus, the Classical form of the Hebrew language, is not old enough to be the language of Moses.
  1. It has been recently discovered that a far more primitive, Sumerian based Hebrew was being used during the time period of Moses and Abraham. This older form of the Hebrew language, supposedly has strong, influential, root words stemming from an ancient Sumerian vocabulary, which is also the bases of the ancient Syrian Coptic and Aramaic languages.
  2. The mistake was inadvertently made when scribes began to translate many of the Sumerian based stories, into the classical the of Hebrew, commonly used today. If it had not been for a recent discovery, this mistake could have gone unnoticed for another thousand years.
  • Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Discover of A Tax Collector: The recent discovery collaborating the mistranslated words theory, was found on an ancient Egyptian tax collection record kept during the time of Pharaoh Ahmose. The tax recorded on a stone wall found in the tomb of a wealthy Egyptian regional overseer, whose duties were to collect money. When the money had been collected, it was the overseer's job to also see to it that it was then safely delivered to the Pharaoh Ahmose treasury.
  1. This Egyptian overseer's tomb had been turn into a stone journal of events, which occurred during his life. His life's work was written in great detail, and stayed perfectly preserved for over thirty-five hundred years.
  2. What they also discovered on this overseer's tomb wall, was that a great exodus of people had occurred during the height of Pharaoh Ahmose's power, and that a great famine had swept through the lands of Egypt. When Egyptian archaeologists started studying the newly found tomb writings in great depth, the recorded hieroglyphs for the words Yam Suph, depicted a slightly different meaning than what they mean in Classical Hebrew today. What they discovered was that the word “Yam,” in primitive Hebrew meant “reed”. However, in Classical Hebrew Yam means “red.”
  3. Moreover, the hieroglyph for Yam was a picture of a grouping of reed stalks, standing upright in a body of water. Apparently though, this was not the first time someone on the archeology team, studying the tomb writings had encountered a translation discrepancy, involving the same Hebrew word Yam.

Reed not Red

...and, they discovered that the word “Yam,” in primitive Hebrew (the true language of Moses) meant “reed.”

Dead Sea Scroll Cave Four

Cave four where the Book of Deuteronomy was found.
Cave four where the Book of Deuteronomy was found. | Source

Wadi Qumran Cave Proximity

A markerNeve Zohar, 86910, Israel -
Neve Zohar, Israel
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Wadi Qumran is located on the Palestinian side of the Jordan river. Which is due North of the pin marker. Same region just a few miles up the road.

Cave Four and The Book of Deuteronomy

  • One of the team experts at the Egyptian overseer's tomb, had also previously studied one particular Dead Sea Scroll, which had been discovered in cave four. Cave four is where the legendary Book of Deuteronomy was found.
  1. What the expert noticed occurring, during his first initial years spent researching the ancient book, was that whoever translated the book to the scroll; used two distinctly different forms of the Hebrew language.
  2. This exciting new discovery, ironically has now began to change the way Modern day scholars read ancient Hebrew texts, and also has changed the way Hebrew is being taught in schools in Israel. Therefore without a doubt, the supposed body of water parted by Moses, (originally written in the same tongue of Moses) was Yam Suph, or the Reed Sea.
  • In 1859, the Reed Sea was located at the Nile River's delta basin, where it then intersected with the body of water known as, Ballah Lake. Upon the completion of the Suez Canal in 1860, this low-land, river-basin, known as Yam Suph, was swallowed up by the canal, and today is covered up by water. Maybe someday archaeologists will be able to dive to the bottom of the canal, and conduct some underwater research.
  1. Under the current Egyptian laws, it is illegal to dig underwater, unless divers have been granted access by the Egyptian government. The building of the Suez Canal has curtailed any further study of the Exodus story in that region. That is why there are so little facts known today.
  2. But with the recent discoveries made on land, we do have some supporting, archaeological, evidence that during the time of Moses, the Yam Suph was the Reed Sea, and not the Red Sea, as it is found in our bible of today.

Yet here is another remarkable discovery made recently supporting the Exodus story!

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 Yam Suph.  Which is located at the Nile river's delta, and the Ballah Lake prior to the cutting of Suez canal in 1859-1860.
Yam Suph. Which is located at the Nile river's delta, and the Ballah Lake prior to the cutting of Suez canal in 1859-1860. | Source

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The Ahmose Stela

The third piece of supporting evidence is;

  • It is widely believed that there is no Egyptian record of the Story of Moses. That is incorrect. In 1947 archaeologist Henri Chevrier found pieces of a broken stone monument - or stela that dated to a Pharaoh named Ahmose, around 1500 bce. Incredibly, the Ahmose Stela is covered in hieroglyphic inscriptions that mirror the Exodus tale precisely. However, there have been two exoduses out of Egypt by the Hebrew people. Although this stela is believed to be the time period of Ahmose, there is no exact certainity. I mention it because of its high probability, due to the scientific dating process.
  • Moses in Hebrew is Moshe. That is right, the name Moses is not Hebrew but Egyptian!

Ayun Musa

Photography taken by Taylor Lenz.
Photography taken by Taylor Lenz. | Source

Spring of Moses

A markerAyun Musa -
Hamada, Dar El-Salam, El-Basatin, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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Hamedy Tunnel, Egypt is very close to where Ayun Musa is located, which is due west of this tunnel.

Spring of Moses

The fourth piece of factual evidence, supporting the Exodus and Moses story, is not an archaeological piece of evidence but something bigger. It is an Anthropological piece of history. Anthropology is the study of people; their habitat, politics, philosophy, and all social dynamics that make a particular group of people- unique from another race. There are both, Anthropological and Archaeological supporting pieces of evidence, representing the vitality of the "Reed Sea Crossing" hypothesis. For those who do not understand, an Anthropologically backed piece of evidence is usually the "smoking gun" piece of evidence, needed to validate certainty.

  • After crossing the Reed Sea, the Israelites encamped in an area with a naturally-occurring spring and palm trees verse 15:27. This area is known as Elim in the Book of Exodus.

That area in Egypt today- is named Ayun Musa.

  1. Ayun Musa means Spring of Moses in Egyptian. Ayun Musa is situated in the Northeastern region of the Suez canal. It is an oasis right next to the shoreline where the Reed Sea once swelled.
  2. The people of this region today, are much like they were thirty-five hundred years ago. There has been very little progress or advancements made here, and have very little access to the outside world. They are illerate nomads.
  3. It is my educated opinion that the area was so named the Spring of Moses by these peoples, ancient ancestors, for a reason. That reason being because a man name Moses did something great there once.

The History Channel's Ahmose

Exodus Decoded Provided

When History Channel’s Naked Archaeologist, Simcha Jacobovici teamed up with Oscar winning director and producer James Cameron to create a documentary called the Exodus Decoded, I was thrilled. I recorded the documentary, April 16, 2006 on Easter Day, and eagerly watched the episode over-and-over, with pen and paper in hand. As with all documentaries- evidence presented in these types of programs, must be absorbed with caution. When any major movie producer or film director gets involved with a biblical project of this magnitude, there are bound to be exaggerations. Anybody can make up history but, only hard facts can tell the real story.

The evidence presented by these two professionals for their Exodus documentary, was not as convincing as I would have liked it to be. That was to be expected though, when dealing with history over thirty-five hundred years old. Let's face it, thirty-five hundred years is a very long time for any remaining artifacts to linger, let alone evidence left by the wondering nomads of the Exodus story. It was my opinion however, they did a stellar job of digging up hard evidence, and making people think about the possibilities. Which is the purpose of producing a documentary in the first place.

Did A Man Name Moses Exist?

  • I am of the opinion that we cannot continue to ignore this linguistic evidence, which ironically dates back to Pharaoh Ahmoses.
  • The Pharaoh I believe was the brother of Moses as told in the Exodus story. By the way, Ahmoses means “Brother of Moses” in Egyptian. Is this just circumstances? I doubt it.
  • Just as with the name Ahmoses; people of that ancient landscape, named their children according to the child's status, positioning, and rank. If Moses was considered the elder of the two boys it was not uncommon that the family would name the younger son, “Brother of _____”. This is still practiced amongst the Bedouin tribes of the Middle East today.
  • The most inescapable fact is that; the name Moses is Egyptian in origin. We cannot continue to ignore the fact that the name “Moses,” is Egyptian and thus, has been embedded in ancient languages for thousands, upon thousands of years.
  • All these little facts, once they are put together in their proper alignment, tells us what is needed to know, about the time period in which Moses lived.
  • Now, is this proof there is a God? No, it is not. It only proves that a mystical and brave man named Moses, once lived in Egypt, slept there, did great things there, and from there crossed the Reed sea, with forty thousand followers, and entered into the land of Canaan.
  • The fact that lands and naturally occurring springs are named after him, tells us that he was a man of strength, dedication, and courage.
  • Ancient Egyptians valued water above all things. It was the key to their survival. Without water there were no crops, no transportation, no life. To name a spring after a man, who once slept there, tells us he was someone important.

I have always been of the conviction that proving or disproving biblical stories, does not prove or disprove God. It only proves what is written, and nothing more.

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How I Got My Hobby

In the HubPages forums a while back, a post was made asking if there was any validity to the biblical story of Moses. To my dismay, many people were actually under the impression that since it was a bible story, it had to be a myth. Many hubbers even went so far in writing with exacting certainty that to their knowledge, there was "absolutely no known archaeological evidence supporting the events of the Exodus story", as written down in the bible. The most common misconception amongst my fellow hubbers, was that the Moses story was just a "fairytale."

Searching out certain facts that support a particular biblical story is a big hobby of mine. I guess you could say that I am an amateur historian. Even as a child, I liked attending Sunday school for its historical value. The impossibilities behind an ancient biblical story, usually left me quite intrigued, and asking questions of my grandmother for hours and hours. This curiosity eventually grew into something greater than a moment's thought, and now at forty-three, searching out biblical history is not only a lifelong hobby, it is a passion of mine.

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    graceomalley 6 years ago

    That is very interesting information about covering up archeological information. I looked online to find Ahmoses, and found alot of info. It is all very political - the Exodus story I mean. I keep running across statements in books and on websites "But there is absolutely no archeological evidence that this ever happened." The world at large of course believes the official line.

    Have wonderful holidays! I find all of this fascinating - maybe could talk & write more after Christmas break. (Just a few things I wonder about & want to research more myself - I have heard many say the 10 commandments of Moses are based on an earlier code of conduct written by Egyptians, and that the shape & idea of the ark of the covenant is patterned on Egyptian ceremonial boxes on poles - want to dig into some of this myself - people are influenced by each other, and I'm fine with that, but the need to discredit ancient Hebrew religion & beliefs strikes me as serving an agenda. Whenever serving an agenda, the truth gets lost.)

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    Julie Grimes 6 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    Oh I tell you what, with the Christmas season I have not had time to do anything. But I tell you what I don't have too much on Amhoses but there is a lot of information online.

    You are correct that the Egyptians are hiding certain digs from the international community. There are sites that the actually dig at but won't allow papers to be printed about the findings and they also recover up the sites and plant crops on top of the site. Archaeologists are not allowed to redig up the sites until the crops are harvested. Its crazy. But those sites I am speaking about are sites that support the biblical exodus and story of the Jacob from the OT. There are also digs that support the biblical story of Joseph from the OT too. All because of the Hebrew implications and history. So... no telling what they are hiding in regards to Moses. Maybe we could chat more after the holidays.

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    graceomalley 6 years ago

    Could you tell me more about Ahmoses? Which dynasty did he belong to? Was he before or after Akenaten, the heretic king? Did he have other names? -Pharohs sometimes had many names, and changed their names for one reason or other. The timing of the exodus has always intriqued me. I have read that the stance of almost all Middle Eastern archeologists is that there is no evidence for the exodus - and this mostly has to do with political issues with the modern state of Israel, and their claim to the land.

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    Wintermyst 7 years ago

    I still sort of walk the fence on Moses but am leaning more towards believing in him. The physical evidence is starting to come together that he did exist and the exodus happened. Great Hub

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    Julie Grimes 7 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    You get it! Oh that's great. Thanks for your encouragement, I will continue my efforts.

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    Disappearinghead 7 years ago from Wales, UK

    I like this hub which far from eroding faith as those who insist on Red Sea parting might say, it actually builds faith. God never needed a deep Red Sea to drown the Egyptians, as a shallow Reed Sea works just as well. I'm reminded of a tragic event that occurred a couple years back in Morcambe Bay off NW England. Dozens of Chinese labourers went out to the sandbanks to gather cockles where the sea is very shallow. Unfortunately a swift turn of tide came in and they drowned. It is easy to imagine that the Egyptian army fuelled with rage and grief persued the Israelites into the Sea of Reeds against their better judgement whereupon the horses and charriots got bogged down in the mud. A swift and timely return of the shallow sea could easily have drowned them all.

    Please keep up this interest in biblical history. By the way what do you mean by the notorious Deuteronomy? Am I missing something?

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    Mike Lickteig 7 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

    This was a fascinating read. I never saw the documentary you referenced here, but I have always maintained at least a casual interest in efforts to authenticate the Bible. Nicely done!


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    Julie Grimes 7 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    Thank you for the wonderful compliment. I love you too!

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    Robert E Smith 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

    That is what I meant by you being honest. That is another reason that I love you, my friend. You are sincere in your approach to God. I believe God respects the person who sincerely reasons with Him. May you have many times of reasoning with the Lord God. I love you Julie. Bob.

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    Julie Grimes 7 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    I understand what you are saying. I too believe the God is capable of parting the sea. I haven't heard of the Reed Sea as being shallow. However with the backwash of water that tsunamis are capable of producing, I would bet'cha its an irrelevant issue. Why? We all know a Tsunami can produce mega waves, and change the very nature of a body of water instantly. Right? Right.

    Well there you go. See Bob, this is where I think you sometimes miss understand me. Is God capable of parting the sea? Sure. He probably used some other natural, environmental catastrophe to create it; such as a mega volcano erupting in Greece, which caused the ocean plates to shift, which brought about a unique phenomenon- a parting of the Reed Sea by an inlet tsunami. Which is a 1 and a million chance. Incredible, right? What is even more incredible is that is exactly what happened in 1529bc. So there you go.

    Do I believe in miracles, sure. Nevertheless, I think God is quite resourceful. He uses what forces he has already available to make things happen. He needed the sea to part. So he parted it, and then left more than scant bible writings to use as evidence, he also left scarred landscapes and ash filled soil samples to support his miracle.

    I think it is wonderful that you believe on blind faith. However Bob- most people are not like you. Hence, I write these hubs to provide the non-believers a resource to read, and use to make a better and informed decision from. By the way- I've never read any actual archaeological findings to support the fact that the Jordon river parted. And since I don't know that storyline well, I too would be less committed to believing the story to be true. So therefore, I can understand why non-believers would certainly be less persuasive, and would be in need of some proof.

    You know Jesus had to show his scars to his own disciples when he arose from the grave. It is okay to have corresponding evidence to go with these biblical stories. Matter of fact, it is a nessecity. If Jesus didn't see the importances of such evidence, do you think he would have taken the time to show his followers his wounds? No- he would of said, "Buz off." But he didn't, did he? The bible tells us he show them his scars, and it was those very wounds that made them believe he had arose. This hub is the same as Jesus showing his "crucifixion wounds." I have provided the world evidence, "shown the scars" now its up to the reader to believe or not. Whatever the case- there decision can be an educated one. Love ya!

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    Robert E Smith 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

    Hi Buddy. I love the fact that you brought sources that corroborate the Word of God. I also respect you using caution when absorbing historic records of any source. Now if you say God parted the Reed sea for Moses he probably didn't need to do that. As I understand the Reed sea isn't that deep. I think that the desparate attempt to explain away what the Bible says is because many folks can't immagine that God is powerful enough to part a body of water such as the Red Sea. But here's the rub, my pretty friend, if God did that for Moses how would one explain the Egyptians all drowning in mere inches of water when the parting was released? Either you believe the Bible or you don't. Then there is the book of Joshua that had that parting of the Jordan river in the manner of Moses. And that happened twice. You are a good friend Julie and I believe honest in what you believe but I think that it is possible for God to part the sea.

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    Julie Grimes 7 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    Pantheist, I had never heard of it. Thanks for teaching me something intriguing and new. That's why I love comments! Have a good day Peter.

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    Peter Dickinson 7 years ago from South East Asia

    IntimatEvolution - I am a Pantheist which I suppose, to some, is one step up from being an atheist. In spite of a 100% conviction that evolution is correct I too believe it is a strong possibility that Moses once walked the Sea of Reeds. Thanks again.

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    Julie Grimes 7 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    Peter, I believe in Evolution. I think that is a very bad misrepresentation that people have of Christians. Just because I believe a man named Moses once walked this earth, doesn't mean I don't have a mind for science, and logic.

    I want to thank everyone for their strong interest in this controversial subject matter. Sorry I didn't reply sooner, I've been out all weekend. Take care and have a Happy Thanksgiving, great work week and all around good life. Be well, Julie

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    Rob 7 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

    Although I don't believe what the bibles says verbatim, I do think that biblical stories do have a kernel of truth to them. I've studied the life of Jesus quite a bit and even though I disagree that he was God or the son of God, I do believe he existed and was an enlightened teacher.

    There's enough evidence to believe the the Exodus probably did occur. As to whether Moses himself existed, it's a possibility but I'm not 100% sold on it yet. As to whether he opened the Red Sea or performed any of the other biblical miracles attributed to him...Well, that's a different issue.

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    Peter Dickinson 7 years ago from South East Asia

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    Peter Dickinson 7 years ago from South East Asia

    Vladimir Uhri - I have faith in fact and know Darwin was right. The evidence for evolution is beyond any doubt. Still though I find all the Bible interesting and reckon IntimatEvolution makes a strong argument towards alternative interpretations.

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    Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

    Intimate Evolution It is interesting to read.

    It is nice to research. But it is hard to discern and sort right. Someone may say Red Sea is in heaven or in the hell and find the reason for it and many would believe. Yam Suph is apparently in Egypt but it is possible that exist both. It is not about words or location truth or confusion, but it is about the content. Manipulation of language is also possible and many things are unclear. People in future may wonder when someone write in English word “cool” , they might look for refrigerator and might not know that meaning is also let say “handsome”. The Bible is written in digital form and not in analog. It is I think unique and it is the way how God protected the Scripture from changing. It is miracle by itself. I know all people are craving for facts, but what does it mean, facts? There is 99 promille we do not have facts and what we do not know, still exists.

    Thousand years ago one might say the “jet” power or stream does not exist since it was not discover yet; or electricity, mobile engine and so forth.

    I believe in faith(!) and majoring on it. This is substance not guessing, opinion, but what God said. That’s make person free. People believe on evolution and newest discoveries suggest that Darwin Theory will be dumped soon.

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    Peter Dickinson 7 years ago from South East Asia

    Thank you. I enjoyed your article. Point of interest 'Ayun Musa' can also be 'Spring of Flies' in Arabic, Egyptian or otherwise.

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    Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

    Thank you for your insight into this information about Moses, he has always been someone I have wanted to know about as a person. Yes, the basket in the reeds where he was found, however as a man there is very little know about him this is the kind of information I have been looking for. Thank you for a well written and thoughout hub

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    HOOWANTSTONO 7 years ago

    Interesting info. I saw the same Documentary, and it becomes more and more obvious that the Discovery channels that do "Biblical" documentaries on TV twist and distort the biblical accounts of what happened. Even these days they are trying to prove Jesus Christ is a myth.

    There is evidence in the Egyptian history of the Exodus from Egypt.

    Go well