Abraham … the nitty gritty

The story in Genesis goes something like this … Abraham, the shepherd, went to Egypt with his wife Sarai.  Sarai was so beautiful that he posed as her brother (and convinced her to play along) so that he would not be killed.

That's a pretty crap thing to do, don't you think???  "Honey, you are so beautiful that everyone's gonna want to get in your pants, and as your husband I might be killed, so just say I'm your brother and I'll just stay out of the way when some creep or Pharaoh tries to put the moves on you."

Sarai was barren for many years (by biblical accounts) … maybe she was just pissed at him!?!?   … Actually, this whole story was very likely concocted to cover up some things which fly in the face of conventional Judeo/Christian wisdom.  

But before debunking the story, let's at least finish it.   The Pharaoh indeed is taken with Sarai's beauty (even though, as per biblical chronology she would have been over 60) and takes her into his household.   But the Pharaoh is prevented by the Lord from taking advantage of Sarai and is stricken by sickness, yet showers gifts and treasure on her "brother", Abraham.  Finally the Pharaoh learns the truth ("Abram, why did you deceive me? Why did you not tell me this was your wife?") and sends Abraham and Sarai out of Egypt … but, despite his anger (and injured pride) lets Abraham keep all his treasure.  

This story  has more holes in it than a bushel of bagels.  They are so obvious that I needn't dwell on them.  Yet many (without really thinking about it) accept it as "gospel".  There is something very revealing hidden behind this bizarre and clearly concocted story … and Stephen Franklin has sorted it out for us using both biblical and non-canonical  sources and a curious and informed mind.  

To fully appreciate his logic all of the chapters below should be read, but his comments regarding Abraham appear mostly in chapters V and XIII here: 


I'll give the reader the jist of it … 

Abraham was a member of Ugarit royalty.  (Remember Ugarit, 7000 year old archeological finds, connects to the Hunnic tribes linguistically via Ugarit=Ugric? + Arpad an alteration of Arwad, an island just souh of Ugarit?)   He was also a masterful astonomer, a magi priest of Kabbalah and he commanded armies.  He was no "shepherd", he was no "nobody".

Abraham (Abram) lived for many years in Egypt teaching astronomy while hobnobbing with the Pharaoh and the aristocracy, he himself being (or at some point being referred to as) a prince of Ugarit.    He didn't go to Egypt with Sarai, he met and married her there.  Abraham wasn't a husband of Sarai who posed as his sister, Sarai was the sister of the Pharaoh who became Abraham's wife!    The treasure he took back to Canaan was likely a wedding gift.  

But the writers of the story of the Jews decided to leave out the part that the patriarchs were princes of Egypt and related to the pagan Pharaohs.   So instead of the Pharoah's sister becoming Abraham's wife, she becomes Abraham's wife posing as his sister and having the Pharaoh try to bed her.  Abraham's treasure is also explained, albeit unconvincingly.  But for Sarai to have been from Canaan and travelled to Egypt with Abraham, there would have been all those years where Sarai was childless … easy fix, she was barren.  What about Ishmael, born to Hagar before Sarai concieved?  That's easily explained too, Sarai let Abraham have her handmaiden because of her barrenness.   Finally Sarai (now Sarah) gives birth to Isaac.  A miracle!!!

(Or, as I prefer to refer to it, a fairy tale.)


The hypothesis that Sarai was the sister of the Pharaoh hangs together better if you also count Franklin's other revelations.   After fretting over the incompatibility of the timelines of the bible and Egyptian dynasties, he decides to take Solomon who, in the biblical account lives a reasonable number of years for a human as a starting point.  One of Solomon's wives, as per the bible, was the daughter of the Pharaoh "Shishak".  This is one of the only times the bible actually refers to a Pharaoh by name, and it is fortunate because Shishak can easily be identified as Shoshenq I, providing a point at which to affix the biblical chronology to the assumed chronology of the Egyptian Pharaohs.   Then Franklin HALVES the years of the lifetimes of the figures of the bible prior to that point, and works backwards.   Miraculously, things pretty much then line up and we can see who was who.   (WHY the writers of the old testament may have counted years in 6-month increments is not clear. )

Without getting too much into it (please read the source material), the biblical patriarchs were closely related to the Pharaohs.  Joseph the Vizier and Yuya were one and the same.  His/their daughter Tiye married  Amenhotep III, making Akhmenaten Joseph's grandson.  

I should also note that the name of Abraham, the patriarch of the Islamic, Jewish and Christian religions is (most likely) included on the Ugarit list of kings – as Ibaranu III.  

Now we can see how Jesus was "of Nazareth", i.e. was a priest of the dragon blood-line …  descended both from the Pharaohs of Egypt and the kings of Ugarit.  

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  1. Lord Balto said,

    Hi. Thanks for the link and the synopsis.
    Steve Franklin
    (Lord Balto)

  2. elreb said,