“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
Ashraf Ezzat is an Egyptian born in Cairo and based in Alexandria. He is graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University. Dr. Ezzat is also an independent researcher in comparative religion and mythology. He is a regular guest lecturer at the Egyptian Museum, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and the National Museum of Alexandria. Keen not to be entirely consumed by his medical profession, Dr. Ezzat invests a lot of his time in research and writing. The History of the ancient Near East and of ancient Egypt has long been of special interest to him. In his writings, he approaches ancient history not as some tales from the remote times but as a driving force in our existing life, and to him, it’s as relevant and vibrant as the current moment. Through his research and writings, you will find Dr. Ezzat is always on a quest trying to find out why most of humanity’s ancient wisdom & spirituality had been 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. Written in English, his latest research as revealed in the book “Egypt knew neither Pharaoh nor Moses”. He writes regularly for many well-known online websites such as; Veterans Today, Dissident Voice, and What Really Happened. In addition to his Medical Doctorate degree, Ezzat is also an independent filmmaker; he is well trained as a documentary film director and has taken extensive courses in film editing. His debut documentary film was back in 2011 titled “The Annals of Egypt Revolution” and in 2012 he made “Tale of Osiris”, a short animation for children. In 2013 his short film “The Pyramids: Story of Creation” was screened at many international film festivals in Europe. “Omm Sety: Priestess of Abydos” is another documentary he made in 2015. In 2019 he directed “Sea of Love” an award-winning documentary. Dr. Ezzat is working now on his new documentary “Egypt knew neither Pharaoh nor Moses” based on his book on Kindle /Amazon.
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