Akhenaten – Moses

AKHENATEN/MOSES — Praenomen: Nefer-kheperu-Rê
Born at Tell Habwe-Avaris-Zarwe-Sile (Pi-Rammsses) 1394 BCE, into the great house of Tuthmosis as Amenhotep IV, affectionately known at Aminadab, later changed his name to Akhenaten.

Aminadab Sistine Chapel Fresco by Michelangelo

Father: Amenhotep III (Solomon)
Mother: Tiye (Daughter of Joseph/Yuja and Tjuya)

Joseph went to Egypt not in the early 18th century BC but in the early 15 century BC. There he was appointed Chief Minister to Tuthmosis IV (ruled c. 1413-1405 BC). To the Egyptians, however, Joseph the Vizier was known as Yuya, and his story is particularly revealing not just in relation to the Biblical account of Joseph but also in respect of Moses. The Cairo-born historian and linguist Ahmed Osman has made an in-depth study of these personalities in their contemporary Egyptian environment, and his findings are of great significance.

Stranger in the Valley of the Kings. Mummy of Yuja

When Pharaoh Tuthmosis died, his son married his sibling sister Sitamun (as was the Pharaonic tradition) so that he could inherit the throne as Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Shortly afterwards he also married Tiye, daughter of the Chief Minister (Joseph/Yuya). It was decreed, however, that no son born to Tiye could inherit the throne. Because of the overall length of her father Joseph’s governorship there was a general fear that the Israelites were gaining too much power in Egypt. So when Tiye became pregnant, the edict was given that her child should be killed at birth if a son. Tiye’s Jewish relatives lived at Goshen, and she herself owned a summer palace a little upstream at Zarw, where she went to have her baby. She did indeed bear a son – but royal midwives conspired with Tiye to float the child downstream in a reed basket to the house of her father’s half-brother Levi.The boy, Aminadab, was duly educated in the eastern delta country by the Egyptian priests of Ra. In teenage years he went to live at Thebes. By that time, his mother had acquired more influence than the senior queen, Sitamun, who had never borne a son and heir to the Pharaoh, only a daughter who was called Nefertiti.

Akhenaten and Nefertiti had six daughters and a son, Tutankhaten. Pharaoh Akhenaten closed all the temples of the Egyptian gods and built new temples to Aten. He also ran a household that was distinctly domestic — quite different from the kingly norm in ancient Egypt. On many fronts he became unpop­ular — particularly with the priests of the former national deity Amun (or Amen) and of the sun-god Ra (or Re). Plots against his life proliferated. Loud were the threats of armed insurrection if he did not allow the traditional gods to be worshipped alongside the faceless Aten. But Akhenaten refused, and was eventually forced to abdicate.

Akhenaten, banished from Egypt, fled with some retainers to the remote safety of Sinai, taking with him his royal sceptre topped with a brass serpent. To his supporters he remained very much the rightful monarch, the heir to the throne from which he had been ousted, and he was still regarded by them as the Mose, Meses or Mosis (heir/born of) as in Tuthmosis (born of Tuth) and Rameses (fashioned of Ra).


  • Unlike military prototype in the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, despite attempts to involve in war.
  • Poet – Psalm 104 / Hymn to Aten.
  • Drew teachings from contemplation of both nature and life; intuition and rationalism.
  • Destroyed ancient symbolism; supplanted inner for outer.
  • As devotees of Aten, he and Nefertiti’s main preoccupation was that of a fanatical obsession with religion.

The Jewish creed says: Schema Yisrael Adonai Elohenu Adonai; Echod: (Hear O Israel, the lord thy God is one God.) As the Hebrew letter “d” is transliteration of the Egyptian letter “t” and “e” becomes “o”, Freud explains that the sentence becomes: “Hear O Israel, our God Aten is the only God.

Set out to show that Oedipus of the classic Greek myth had an Egyptian historical origin and that Akhenaten was the Oedipus King who married his own mother, Queen Tiye. In light of this, scholars scrambled to distance any evident connections, suggesting Moses and Akhenaten to be one and the same person.

The second son of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye; elder brother, Tuthmosis, disappeared mysteriously, and in view of the threats made against Moses, it is probable that the disappearance of Tuthmosis was not of natural causes. The reason for the king’s hostility towards the young princes was the fact that Tiye, their mother was not the legitimate heiress. Furthermore, as she herself was of mixed Egyptian-Israelite blood, her children would not, by Egyptian custom, be regarded as heirs to the throne. This is exactly the light in which the Amunite priests and nobles of Egypt, the watch dogs of old traditions, regarded Akhenaten. It was not he who first rejected the position as the son of Amun: it was they, the Amunists, who refused to accept him as legitimate heir to the throne. But it was also Akhenaten who refused his own son, Tutankhamen’s extended olive branch, reconciling the differences between the opposing views, which caused Tutankhamen’s life to be extinguished by the wicked priest, Phanesey. At the same time, those of Moses’ followers who did not follow him to Amarna were, according to Manetho, set to harsh work in the stone quarries.

Moses monotheistic ideology crystalized further while in Amarna. Upon becoming sole ruler following the death of his father, Amenhotep III, after the end of his year 38 – year 12 of Moses – he shut down the temples of the ancient gods of Egypt, cut of all financial support and sent the priesthood packing. So much bitterness and resentment followed that, in his year 15, Moses was forced to install his brother, Semenkhkare (Aaron), as his co-regent at Thebes, a delay for the eventual showdown. In his year 17 Moses was warned by his uncle, Aye, the second son of Joseph (Yuja), of a plot against his life; he abdicated and fled to Sinai, taking with him his bronze serpent. Semenkhkare did not long survive, Moses’ departure being replaced by Moses’ son, the boy king Tutankhamen, who restored the old gods, but attempted a compromise by allowing the Aten to be worshipped alongside them.

Tutankhamen, having ruled 9-10 years, was succeeded by Aye, his great-uncle, who ruled for four years before the army leader, Horemheb, brought the Amarna era to an end.

The bitterness which divided the country at the time is indicated by the actions of Horemheb and the Ramesside kings who followed. The names of the Amarna kings were excised from the kings lists and monuments in a studied campaign to try to remove all trace of them from Egypt’s memory. In addition, the Israelites were put to harsh work building the treasure cities of Pithom and Ramses.

On the death of Horemheb, there was no legitimate 18th Dynasty heir. Ramses, Horemheb’s elderly vizier, took power as Ramses I, first of the 19th Dynasty. Hearing of Horemheb’s death, Moses returned from the Sinai to challenge Ramses’ right to the throne. With his scepter of authority the assembled Wise-men decide in favor of Moses, but Ramses controlled the army, which was the decisive factor. Moses establishing a following in Zarw, persuaded Ramses I to allow him and the Israelites to leave the country.


Akhenaten, curiously, allowed himself to be represented as “Osiris” in a large number of colossal statues placed in massive Aten temples built at Karnak during his early reign. Since it was normally a dead king displayed in this Osiride form; Akhenaten on being a ‘believer’ in the Osiris symbology of the ‘underworld’, seems strange.

The king was regarded as the physical son of Amun. Since Tiye was not the heiress when she and Amenhotep III were married, she could not be regarded as the consort of Amun and her son, Akhenaten, could not be considered the physical son of Amun. A similar situation faced an earlier Pharaoh, Tuthmosis III (King David), whose mother, Isis, was not the heiress when she married. On that occasion an adoption ritual took place at Karnak where the ‘image’ of Amun, carried by the priest, chose Tuthmosis III as Amun’s son. Once Akhenaten had been rejected by the priests, he in turn rejected Amun, chose Aten as his father, eventually establishing Aten as the only legitimate God of whom Akhenaten was the son. In this Moses externalized the hidden inner “Amun”, projecting it out onto the outer sun-disk presented to the sensory organs as Aten; the eternal inner animating fire being supplanted by the false temporal fire of the sun-disk. The roles have been reversed, the outer fire, metaphor and symbol for that which is hidden has now become the god, any notion of Maat has been cast aside.

Ancient Egyptian’s alchemy/theism was always internally monocular. Moses was internally blind, externally confusing the multiplicity of symbolism as idolatry in the process.


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11 Responses to Akhenaten – Moses

  1. bdw000 says:

    If you have not already seen it, I suggest a book that you might like is: SECRETS IF THE EXODUS by Messod and Roger Sabbah.

    This is an absolutely fascinating book showing many parallels between Judaism and Akhenaten (and other Egyptians ot the era). I was convinced. The comparison of the Egyptian Hieroglyphs and the Hebrew alphabet was a slam dunk (imho).


    • amunaor says:

      I’ve read another book on the same subject, titled: Moses and Akhenaten – The Secret History of Egypt at the Time of the Exodus, by Ahmed Osman. The parallels between Judaism and Akhenaten are there because Akhenaten and Moses are one and the same person; forced to flee Egypt for the indirect slaying of his son, Tutankhamen. I assume your recommended title by Messod and Sabbah, enforces this. Velikovsky, Freud, Osman and many new researchers bear out the fact that both persons were one and the same. Atwill’s discovery that the New Testament was a complete Roman fabrication illuminates a completely new path regarding the matter.


  2. mik says:

    do you have specific historical sources or facts to back up your claims or is just based on your opinion?


    • amunaor says:

      Yes! All three!

      If you’ll only trouble yourself to do a bit of leg work you’ll soon find out. My summation is the result of standing on the shoulders of others impeccable scholarly research.

      Most recently, there’s been another finding that has stepped up to the table. Joseph Atwill, applying the technique of linguistic topology, presents a reasoned argument that the entire New Testament was a Roman concoction, and an insulting parody of the Jewish Old Testament. My only complaint is that Atwill fails to take it back far enough by placing it in the lap of Egypt’s eighteenth dynasty.

      “Caesar’s Messiah – The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus”, Atwill outlines the series of events in Jesus’ ministry that are parallels with the events of the battle campaign of Titus Flavius as recorded by Josephus Flavius…”

      Atwill contends these correlations, and talks about linguistic typology and the reasons why the imperial Cult of Rome, with the Flavians at the center, manufactured the New Testament and the story of Jesus for their own benefit. It was a Roman comedy, and a slap in the face to that warring upstart that dared break away from Rome’s prison of Nations.

      The etymology of the word “Gospel” indicates it originally meant: Good news from the battlefield – in this case, Titus’ battlefield.



      • mik says:

        i don’t mind the leg work, i too like to read from various sources: historic, theological, scientific and geologic. My goal is to find the truth not to generate my own opinion of the truth. I’m careful not to take sides unless i have tangible facts to back that up. One example is the story of the flood and Noah. Most major civilization have one account of an ancient flood that wiped the planet clean and few men saved trough a vessel, now geologic studies seems to confirm that. I try to keep my focus on the big picture, history is a timeline and every period is connected to the next. But i also have to keep faith in God in consideration, faith is a big part of the story of men and God in the Bible, even if is a mystery or we don’t fully understand it, would be foolish to dismiss it. Bottom line king Tut is gone, Moses/Akhenaten is gone, their scrolls, their stories and followers are gone, but the Bible and faith in Jesus the Christ is still here. I would think it takes a lot more then history and conspiracy to impact millions of people for over 2000 years. Just an observation.


      • amunaor says:

        Although, I do know that I am spirit, and I do agree with the adepts that the cage of temporal materialism; where ego reigns supreme, acts as a blinder! Ego does not wish its throne to be challenged!

        Those things you that you say are gone, are never really gone. The actions from those events continue to resonate throughout the ages, via the sons and daughters. What’s been handed down to us is a self-serving, twisted psycho-drama that tears at the fabric of being.

        Peace, Best Wishes and Hope


  3. mik says:

    I want to close by saying that I was an atheist for most of my life and so was my family. I saw all kind of ‘religious’ people using manipulation to gain power throughout history and around me; at one point i explained it all thinking God must have died. But this is why i know there is a God: when i was not searching for him, he sent people, strangers, to point me to his word and he opened my eyes. It became a chain reaction after that moment on.
    I can relate to both having faith and not having faith. But i also know ti is a very hard and frustrating job to try to explain anything without some kind of faith, that someone more powerful then us humans, was and is involved.
    I will leave you with some scriptures that explain what i mean, Isaiah 29:9-16, 1Corinthians 1:18-31 and Roman 10:16- 21.
    Thanks for taking the time and for the kind wishes, i return the blessing to you too.


  4. doro says:

    Fascinating review, but there is more….Tiye (Queen of Sheba) had to have been born of demonic blood at Heliopolis ritual…she was ruthless and murdered without parallel….she became pharoah for a short time after Amenhotop’s III death, and needed Akhenaton to continue her reign. She married her son Akhenaton (incest) and had a daughter Bekhetaton, who Akhenaton also raped. He raped his son as well…this family was of persian royal persuasion, where incest was encouraged ….their demonic pleasures were abhorred by the egyptians…Akhenaton called himself “living in truth” which meant, look here, I am doing my mom, my daughter and my son, I am god, so its ok…and when weather calamity came to egypt, he was blamed because of his sinful life….but my point is, this family were the priestly (cohanin) precursors to the roman flavians (not the roman emperors, but Josephus who was adopted by titus flavius, who then set up the cult of mithras (human sacrifice, incest–still practised today by popes), undermined and killed off the roman emperors, and this all came about by the demonic heliopolis cult that began with Tiye and Akhenaton


    • amunaor says:

      There’s been quite the cottage industry that’s grown up around this topic. I certainly wouldn’t trust anything that’s published from the defenders of the paradigm. Much of the demonic barbs, emanate from the church itself. The church fathers invented the cloven hooved, horned image as a negative psychological barb, a stop sign, to whack parishioners over the head with, when the fathers didn’t want them looking into matters of enlightenment. Vested interests always jump into the fray to defend their claimed territory.

      Incidentally, there was a book, published by: Immanuel Velikovsky, 1960, titled: Oedipus and Akhnaton – Myth and History. Velikovsky presents a convincing argument that the Greek tragedy: Oedipus, was not a myth at all, but was centered on the Eighteenth Dynasty, Egyptian Pharaoh: Akhenaten.

      The story concerns an ostracized child, exiled, who returns to slay his father and sire a child by his own mother. Towards the end of the book, Velikovsky quotes Fraud as having come to the conclusion that yes, Moses and Akhenaten were one and the same person.

      Tiye was not the Queen of Sheba, nor was she born out of a demonic blood ritual in Heliopolis. That’s a good one! My recommendation is that you read Ahmed Osman’s: Stranger in the Valley of the Kings, which does a pretty good job of tracing the path of Tiye, daughter of Yuja and Tuja: the Biblical patriarch and his wife, Joseph and Tuja, buried in the Valley of the Kings.


  5. elmneh says:

    I am Egyptian and I came across your writing while doing research for a thesis paper on a similar topic. I find what you wrote to be quite fascinating. I had never heard of any of this until I started speaking with my father on the topic since he knows much about it due to his line of work. My personal opinion of religion is that they are all variations of the same stories that happened to have been believed by many people and received the status of religion.
    Thank you for your writing.


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