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Pharaohs and Kings

4.05  ·  Rating Details  ·  64 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
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Paperback, 425 pages
Published June 24th 1997 by Three Rivers Press (CA) (first published 1995)
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Charles Kimball
Feb 24, 2008 Charles Kimball added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Helena Lehman
This is the first of David Rohl's books, and so far the only one sold in the United States. Twenty years earlier, I read Immanuel Velikovsky's reconstruction of ancient history, and thus knew that there was something wrong with the conventional chronology laid out in most history books. Are 500-800 years missing from the chronology of the Old Testament, or have that many ghost years crept into Egyptian chronology? Unfortunately, Velikovsky never finished his reconstruction, so folks like myself ...more
Regina Beard

Pharaohs and Kings by David M. Rohl exposes the need for a re-evaluation of Egyptian chronology. Since the beginning of the science called Egyptology, sequential dating of the pharaohs has been problematic and shortsighted. The very idea that scholars in this field of study have never questioned the official historical timeline is disconcerting and unscholarly. I commend Rohl for picking up a conversation that is rarely discussed among Egyptologists. In his book, Pharaohs and Kings, Rohl uses ar

Michael Laflamme
Apr 10, 2016 Michael Laflamme rated it really liked it
Satisfying! This was a good synthesis of David Rohl's ideas about Biblical chronology. In the last 20 years, there have been other complaints about the timelines of Egyptology and known events of the Bronze age and early Iron age, but no one has investigated the chronology to the extant of David and associates. For the lay person, at least 2 troubling things come to mind. For generations, archeology in general and Egyptology in particular have been the province of elite, European aristocratic an ...more
Nov 23, 2008 Johanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very good book. I gave it four stars for the same reason I gave Mere Christianity a was difficult to read. Often times I had to go back and re-read but it was worth it in the long run.
Ashley Cunningham
Oct 17, 2013 Ashley Cunningham rated it it was ok
Rohl has a fascinating premise: the dating system for Ancient Egypt and for its dynasties and historical events, as currently used by modern historians, is wrong and thus messes up our understanding of Israel's (and later also Judah's) history and its ties to Egypt. And while he offers up some interesting evidence (I admittedly don't know much about Ancient Egypt and can't thus can't critique him there), I did find some problems in his line of thinking.

The biggest one was that Rohl is not a Chri
David Barker
Jun 20, 2013 David Barker rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent discussion about the need to revise conventional Egyptian chronology, and once certain revisions are made, the synchronizations between Egyptian and Biblical histories match up much better. Excellent photography and research.

He wrote: "Many people continue to hope that evidence will come to light confirming the existence of David, Solomon and even the earlier charismatic leaders of Israel such as Joseph and Moses. However, it is my belief that it is no longer necessary to wa
Ian Muttoo
Feb 07, 2016 Ian Muttoo rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed reading this one again!
Apr 02, 2015 Georgene rated it really liked it
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I've read a lot of Biblical, Egyptian and Middle Eastern history. I was a Middle Eastern Studies and Anthropology major in college (back when dinosaurs were still roaming the earth, according to my children). I found this book heavy going, but very much worth reading!
J.R. Hardesty
Interesting reading, but his premise is not without problems. It has not fared well in reviews by egyptologists. Still, it's worth reading. Well illustrated.
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