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Rames II

Ramses II is said to have been the Pharaoh at the time the Israelite’s were in Egypt. Biblical sources and archeological finds, including one in particular, support this theory.

Invention of Writing

From Pictographs to cuneiform to the Canaanite alphabet, writing was one of mankind’s greatest advancements.

First Kings of Israelites

The Israelites wanted to a king to organize a defense against it’s enemies. Although contrary to biblical law, the kings started a golden age for the Israelites in Canaan.

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