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First two Egyptian kings during career of Moses. Part One: Expanding 'New King' of Exodus 1:8 (f) incorporating Merenre

“During Merenre’s reign the policy of Egyptian expansion into Nubia bore fruit, judging from inscriptions left by successive expeditions to Tomas”. N. Grimal
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  First two Egyptian kings during career of Moses Part One: Expanding ‘New King’ of Exodus 1:8 (f) incorporating  Merenre   by Damien F. Mackey “  D uring Merenre’s reign the policy of Egyptian expansion into Nubia bore fruit,   judging  from inscriptions left by successive expeditions to Tomas” . N. Grimal      The era of Merenre introduces us to some key characters, including my 6 th  Dynasty Moses: W ENI  (already discussed). As well there is “Khui, a noble from Abydos” (p. 83), who is my Khufu (Cheops). Khui, in turn, had a daughter Ankhenesmerire (i.e., Meresankh), who is (my) Khufu’s daughter, Meresankh, the “Merris” of Moses’ legend.  Weni, who is often described as “a genius”, expresses his career (Autobiography) “in a perfect literary form”.  As Moses (my view), he would go on substantially to write the Pentateuch.  Needless to say, I am instinctively fusing Merenre I and II - the latter thought to have been little known:   “ His name appears on a damaged false door inscribed with Sa-nesu semsu Nemtyemsaf (“The elder king’s son Nemtyemsaf” –  i.e dating to the period before he became king) near the pyramid of Neith. His name as a king also appears on a decree protecting the cult of queens Ankhesenmerire and Neith, also from pyramid complex of Neith in Southern Saqqara. We know little else about th is king”.   The name Merenre means ‘Beloved of Ra’.   However, Manetho also gives him Cheops’ other name, Suphis, as  Mentusuphis  (or  Methusuphis ) .  Merenre , like Djedefre, is thought to have reigned for only a short time, “a reign of only about nine years”  (p. 84). We recall that Djedefre was accredited with only eight years (p. 71), but that there was also to be considered for him Maneth o’s sixty -three years. Merenre was again, like his presumed alter egos,   warlike, “adopting Antiemdjaf    … Anti was a falcon- god of war …”.   He followed similar economic patterns, too. P. 84 … [Merenre] continued to exploit the mines in the Sinai and, to provide materials for the construction of his pyramid, the quarries in Nubia, at Aswan and at Hatnub, where a graffiti confirms the exploits recounted by Weni in his au tobiography … maintaining control of Upper Egypt and delegating its administration to Weni. And so on it goes, round and round : Sinai, Nubia, Aswan … .   I have tentatively linked Weni - operating militarily in the southern region for the 6 th  Dynasty - with General Nysumontu - operating militarily in the south for Amenemes I in the 12 th  Dynasty:   Moses as General Nysumontu? Here is that Tomas again:    P. 85 During Merenre’s reign the policy of Egyptian expansion into Nubia bore fruit,  judging from inscriptions left by successive expeditions to Tomas. …. There is evidence that Merenre was not only active in these places … but also sent officials to maintain Egyptian rule over Nubia …. On p. 168 we learn that Sesostris III (probably our “new   king” of Exodus 1:8’s actual successor –   he to be considered in Part Two ), “…  began by enlarging the canal that Merenre had built near Shellal to allow boats to pass through the rapids of Aswan”.  In my revision this activity of Sesostris would have occurred soon after the death of Merenre. In conventional history it would have been a time distance of roughly (2260  –   1860 =) 400 years. Finally, just as we have found that our founder king (Djedefre?; Teti; Amenemes I) had come to a sticky end, having been murdered, so, too, it may have been with Merenre. “ However, according to Herodotus, Merenre was murdered, forcing his queen, Nitocris , to take revenge before committing suicide”.   In the course of this Part One the following names all became potential candidates for reconstructing the “new king” of Exodus 1:8: S  NOFRU ;   K  HUFU ;   D JEDEFRE ;   M ENKAURE ;   M ENKAUHOR  ;    N EUSERRE ;   S AHURE ;   D JEDKARE I SESI ;   T ETI ;   M ERENRE ;   A MENEMES I   ( AND PERHAPS II-IV) That is a conventional time span of some (2600  –   1800 =) 800  YEARS !  
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