Moses and Aaron

. tissot_the_plague_of_flies The Egyptian rulers, in a genocidal action ordered the execution of all male Hyskos. In retribution the Hyskos called on Set, who they now regarded as the only God, to punish the Egyptians.  They now referred to Set as YHWH, in more modern times perhaps Jehovah, to keep his identity a secret. According to the Old Testament, he obliged with a series of plagues which ravaged the Egyptian nation and from which the Egyptian rulers themselves were not exempt. It is an event surrounded by mystery and legend.

The Old Testament tells us that the person who led the Hebrews out of Egypt was a  a crown prince of Egypt and a commander of the Egyptian armies whose name was Moses. Centered on various calculations of when the Hyskos finally left Egypt, it is possible the biblical Moses could be Ramose or Amenmose, brothers, sons or nephews of the female Pharaoh Hatshepusat. Jewish tradition identifies Moses as a Hebrew. In truth we have no precise idea who Moses was.

The Bullrushes

J, M and J /13 /edwin long moses/171 Hebrew history claims he was saved from the execution of male children by being floated down the Nile in a basket, where he was found and adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter.  He was then brought up as her own son, which is how he became crown prince of  Egypt. It is not recorded who she claimed was the father.  Moses is supposed to have a brother Aaron from whom all the Priests in Israel are descended. We do not know how Aaron escaped death. Apparently Moses retained knowledge of his true ancestry because his biological sister won a job as his nurse!

Female Leaders

. storage/28/moses-2/142 The leader of the Hyskos at this vital juncture, until Moses took control, was possibly also a female, (because all the male children in the previous generation had been eliminated?).  Nevertheless in the eyes of the Hyskos/Hebrews their oppressor was female and their leader who failed them was also a woman!  This was probably the basis for the subsequent Jewish discrimination against women, the result of an accumulation of circumstances 3500 years ago! In Egypt, after the period in which the Exodus is thought to have occurred, the remnants of the Hyskos, retained adherence to Set. In the rest of Egypt the dominance of Isis was undiminished. Core Egyptian beliefs continued to encourage the equality of women.

This may have been the event which gave rise a belief in a struggle between good and bad gods competing for the hearts and minds of the human race

Exit Moses

moses Just to add to the mystery, Moses then vanished from mainstream history. Neither Ramose or Amenmose played any part in Egyptian history nor Moses is not a key figure in the ongoing history of the Jews!  It is possible that Moses took no lasting part in the future of the Hebrews because he was an Egyptian.  His motive for leading the Hebrews to the Promised Land is then a matter of further speculation. It is of course possible that the two Egyptian princes Moses and Aaron left Egypt to form another state because of their position being “usurped” by Hatshepuset.  It may be all a good story to expedite the creation of a buffer state to the north, which protected Egypt from jealous eyes. They simply adopted the Hyscos “children” to provide a population in the new state.

Priests and Kings

golden-garments The Jewish Kings were therefore not descended from Moses or Aaron but from Seth, third son of Adam and then according to  the old testament through Noah the only survivor of the great flood. No connection with Moses or Aaron whatsoever. Presumably the vast crowd involved in the Exodus were all descendants of Noah!?All the Jewish high priests were however descended from Aaron and therefore they may have been Egyptian, they certainly adopted the Role similar to the Egyptian Priests in the new Jewish state.

Moses ? He married a Kushite Princess and his descendants ultimately came to power as Pharohs of Egypt!  He almost certainly was an Egyptian Prince!

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Extract from The Prisoner of Foix--Chapter 43 -The EntranceNo need to buy a Kindle. Read it on your computer or tablet

John Stanley-26th April 1355


'Looks like we are going to see a bit of excitement, John. The Captain tried to get an agreement from the Prince that if there is surf running across the channel to Arcachon we will turn back to Bordeaux, but the Prince would hear none of it. Instead, he has offered to provide insurance for all three ships. If they are damaged or sunk, the owners will be compensated and every sailor who makes the passage will be given a bounty payment. What none of this seems to take into account is that if we sink in rough, fast-flowing waters we might all drown.'

John raised his eyebrows. 'But that is what we are going to do?'

'Yes, despite the fact that surf running accross the entrance is not uncommon and the deep water channel moves continually. In the end, the Prince attacked their captains on their weakest point, their professional pride! He threw down the gauntlet. He offered to take the Sally first through the channel, and to take control during the passage.' He raised his brow. 'We are going into the Bay of Arcachon, come what may! '

Extract from The Eagle of Carcassone -- Chapter 24-- A Real GoddessNo need to buy a Kindle. Read it on your computer or tablet

John Stanley - 22 July 1355

An hour later John walked with Ximene close to the river along the valley below St Feriole. It was the very essence of a summer’s day. The sun was fierce but in the shadow of the trees, it was cool and fragrant. The trees and shrubs along the riverbank hid their progress, from the Château, from St Feriole.

Eventually they reached a point where John thought it was safe to emerge from cover. To his satisfaction the stream extended into a pool with a sandy beach, shaded by trees. Where the stream entered the pool there was a flat grassy area, almost circular. Behind this, the bulk of two mountain ridges provided a splendid backdrop. He looked around once more ‘Not just a good training ground but a great training ground. If the Greek heroes knew about this they might be tempted to join me, to train with me’

Ximene laughed out loud. He turned to look at her. She had removed her outer clothes and was wearing a white chemise, cut short so that it barely reached her knees. Around her waist, she wore a plaited leather belt, obviously fashioned from the multitude of leather straps to be found in the tackle room.

She ran her hands down over her breasts. ‘When you were unconscious I heard you muttering about gods and goddesses, so  I have decided that from now on, for you, I will be the goddess.’

The Prisoner of FoixVol 1 of the series—The Treasure of Trencavel

Aquitaine, an English possession, is in crisis. It is under threat from neighbouring nations and internal dissension.

The Black Prince, King Edward III’s eldest son has been given the task of taking command in Aquitaine.

Suddenly there is an opportunity. Ximene Trencavel is the heiress to the lands of Occitan, to the east of Aquitaine: lands controlled by the Franks. Ximene wants independence, both for herself and for Occitan.

A union between Aquitaine and Occitan would be mutually beneficial. The Black Prince undertakes a secret journey to meet Ximene to negotiate a marriage contract. It is, however, a marriage neither of them really wants.

Meanwhile, the  Franks plot to murder Ximene to prevent ,not just the marriage, but any kind of union between England and Occitan.

The Eagle Of CarcassonneVol II of the series—The Treasure of Trencavel

The loose alliance between Ximene Trencavel and the Black Prince is under threat.

The Prince invades Occitan, to show his support for Ximene but it becomes an invasion which creates more problems than it solves.

The Prince has fallen hopelessly in love with Joan of Kent and Joan is now determined to marry him and become the next Queen of England.

Joan is therefore  determined to convince Ximene that she should not marry the Prince.

Part of her strategy is to encourage Ximene’s relationship with John Stanley—one of the Princes bodyguards—not an easy task as both John and Ximene have doubts about their compatibility.

However, John is grievously injured in a battle and Ximene commits herself to nurse him back to health.