Exodus Debunked: Slave trade was not common in Ancient Egypt (Video)


“Slavery in Egypt is actually one of the biblical archeologists’ biggest disappointments. It is almost common knowledge now amongst Egyptologists that the Pyramids, long thought to have been built by the crack of the whip, were actually built by paid labor

Indeed, one of the most prominent themes we find in the Israelite stories is the theme of “slavery”. The stories of the Jewish Patriarchs of Abraham, Joseph, and Moses are all stories of slaves being bought and sold.

Throughout most of its three-thousand-year kingdom, slave-trade was not practiced in ancient Egypt. Slavery, as a public and widespread culture, was introduced in Egypt at the very late period of its Ancient kingdom (during the 4th-3th century BC and after the Greek conquest).

But why didn’t Slave trade prosper in Ancient Egypt? In the short film we put that question to Professor. Mustafa El-Abbadi, the renowned historian of Greco-Roman Egypt.

So, If ancient Egypt had no public markets for the trade of slaves where they were bought and sold, then we have to wonder how on earth Joseph ‘The Israelite Patriarch’ was ever introduced and sold in Ancient Egypt as the story goes.

Watch the video (in HD) and discover the true story of slavery in Ancient Egypt that absolutely debunks the biblical narrative about that Ancient land.

P.S. I expect many who will watch this video (and may be will get a little bit irritated) to go and dig for the key words “Egyptian slave” at Google, for (fast and furious) vindication. They will get loads of (misinterpreted) results, where “servant” in the ancient Egyptian language is often translated as “slave”.

To put it in a nutshell, Ancient Egypt knew servants and cheap laborers. As for slaves (prisoners of war), they would have also turned into household servants of the royal and uppermost class. But they were few, and definitely not as many as an overwhelming 2 million slaves, in a land as Ancient Egypt that had a population of nearly 3-4 million people at the time of the alleged biblical Exodus.

For more posts and videos on the (true) biblical history and that of Ancient Egypt visit Dr. Ashraf Ezzat’s website and YouTube channel

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Dr. Ashraf Ezzat

Ashraf Ezzat is an Egyptian born in Cairo and based in Alexandria. He graduated from the faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University.

Keen not to be entirely consumed by the medical profession, Dr. Ezzat invests a lot of his time in research and writing. History of the ancient Near East and of Ancient Egypt has long been an area of special interest to him.

In his writings, he approaches ancient history not as some tales from the remote times but as a causative factor in our existing life; and to him it's as relevant and vibrant as the current moment.

In his research and writings Dr. Ezzat is always on a quest trying to find out why the ancient wisdom had been obstructed and ancient spirituality diminished whereas the Judeo-Christian teachings and faith took hold and prospered.

Dr. Ezzat has written extensively in Arabic tackling many issues and topics in the field of Egyptology and comparative religion. He is author of Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites.

He writes regularly at many well-known online websites such as Dissident Voice and What Really Happened.

Dr. Ezzat is also an independent filmmaker. His debut film was back in 2011 The Annals of Egypt Revolution and in 2012 he made Tale of Osiris a short animation for children.

In 2013 his short The Pyramids: story of creation was screened at many international film festivals in Europe. And he is working now on his first documentary "Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites".

Visit his YouTube Channel

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  1. I’d like to add something I looked at in this connection. It does not specifically concern slavery in ancient Egypt, but rather slavery in general, as we meet it in antiquity. I had noted that when Caesar conquered the Venetii sea peoples in NW Gaul, he had every one who belonged to the elder council executed, and the remaining populace «sold into slavery». For the latter process Caesar used the words «sub corona vendidit», i.e. “sold under the crown”, where the corona/crown refers to a wreath, The meaning being that the captives were first given wreaths, or garlands put onto their heads before being sold (vendidit). Apparently this was and old custom, or even law. Recall that victors were given laurel wreaths, but sacrificial animals were also given wreaths before being killed. The custom of using various head wreaths (crowns) for various occasions must have formed an important part of social life in antiquity. So also no doubt in Egypt, where very elaborate headdresses of very specific design can be clearly seen in the multitude of very realistic art work that has been preserved from the period. Okay, so this is a very extensive subject, and I just wished to point it out, since it might well be relevant for a better understanding of the current topic.

  2. Modern archaeology has supplied an elegant hypothesis that explains the legendary Egyptian captivity of the “Israelites.” Egypt had been invaded and occupied by the Hyksos, another Canaanite tribe who ruled them for two and a half centuries. When the Egyptians finally expelled the Hyksos, they built strong border fortifications on their northeastern frontier, which was the direction from which the invaders had come. The defenses consisted of a number of mud-brick forts, whose ruins have been dated to the putative time of the mythical Exodus.

    Some of these forts enclosed oases the proto-Jews had freely used to water their flocks. It is believed that the Egyptians allowed the tribesmen to use these precious resources, essential to survival in the unforgiving harsh desert but now part of Egypt’s domain, only in exchange for their labor making new bricks for the forts. It is not hard to see how this would be passed down as a legend of enslavement, as the tale was told and retold around desert campfires by the unsophisticated primitives who had come into such inauspicious contact with a mighty advanced civilization.

    • You said it “it was believed” like believing in Easter Bunny. And where is the evidence ?

  3. More evidence of the flim flammery the joos foisted on the ignorant. Procaliming to be such innocent victims of prejudice all the while guilty of the worst crimes they accuse others of doing to them. Liars all.
    The Scofield Bible being one of the biggest frauds ever brought forth by this tribe of liars, thieves and murderers has convinced millions of xtian in America to blindly support the zionist state of israel. Xtian zionism is a poison that has eaten away at the very foundations of America. The idiocracy who continue to believe the nonsense of israel being a jooish state are the worst kind of fools, are just as responsible for the damage and destruction done in the name of israel and the murder of millions of innocent men, women and children. Xtian zionism has blood dripping from its hands.
    Now someone tell me I’m going to burn in a lake of fire for saying this.

    • `I did visit the UN once upon a time, but that doesn’t mean I understand exactly how it works.
      But I do have the impression that many decisions are made by the Security Council – regarding incidents like the one described here, for example. Personally, I would vote against any action undertaken by foreign powers within the borders of a sovereign nation – actions outlawed by that nation’s legal system, by general humanitarian considerations, general human decency and international law. But one of the problems with the UN Security Council is that the member states hold veto powers. And for the present case I think the United States would vote against, since that is the way Israel is protected. But in that way the United States becomes co-responsible for bad decisions made by Israel.

  4. You are also one of those who believes the story written by Jews !
    What if all this took place much before 3000 years.
    Joseph was sold and worked as house servant, now you call that servant or slave. It was the time when Nubian were ruling Egypt.
    Jews were siding with them when the Egyptians defeated Nubian so Jews were taken as war bounty, call them slaves or servants.
    What is the oldest record you have in Egypt?
    Could the old record be destroyed by one of the invasions by out side forces,
    What all was destroyed at Alexandria library when Romans destroyed it ?

  5. According to the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary :
    Slave « ORIGIN: Aphet. from Old French & mod. French esclave use as noun of fem. of esclaf = medieval Latin sclavus, sclava captive, identical with the ethnic name Sclavus Slav, the Slavonic peoples having been reduced to a servile state by conquest during the 9th cent. »

    I have seen it mentioned that after Germania became christianized, but before the lands further East were, there were constantly skirmishes between the christian Germans and the heathens further East, and travel through the forested Eastern border regions was not free from danger, but required travelers to join together in protected groups, as convoys. Well, since those hostile eastern heathens called themselves «Slavs», and since it was considered okay to capture them, due to their inherent hostility, and then keep them as unfree servants, it became common to use the name «slave» as a synonym for unfree servant.

    However, according to the DUDEN Herkünftswörterbuch, the Oxford book’s etymology is not correct. The Duden would rather see the noun «slave» derived via Latin from ancient Greek «skylon», war booty, or spoils of war. ( Look up L. spolium : the hide or skin pulled off a dead animal )

    Gibbon : The cities of Greece and Asia were despoiled of their most valuable ornaments.
    Dickens : The coach…despoiled by highway-men.

  6. The usual “poor victim story” of the Joos to gain sympathy. The whole history is full of those kind of lies by those desert bandits accusing their enemies of their own sins.History since the last iceage is rigged in their direction. And now they try to destroy all evidence of their former crimes by wars in middle east.

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