“This Temple of a Million Years, whose construction is mentioned on the walls of the Temple of Karnak, must therefore, be the same as the Temple of Solomon. This has to be another historical exclusive – a first-hand account of the building of the Temple of Solomon. Once more, this gives us strong evidence that Sheshonk/q I was none other than Solomon himself – but if this is so, then we ought to be able to find some further similarities between the reign of King Solomon and the parallel reign of Sheshonq I. In fact th, there are some additional and striking similarities and these can be seen when comparing the Biblical book of Proverbs with the ancient Egyptian papyrus known as Instructions of Amenemope.” – page 201, Solomon, Falcon of Sheba by Ralph Ellis
With this background, I would like us to exploDespite the various biblical verses that offer some insights into the geopolitical as well as religious enmity between the peoples of Egypt and Palestine/Israel, the relationship between Ancient Egypt and the Biblical Israel has always been a nuanced and complex one. It has been further complicated by the overzealous fascination of so called enlightenment era Europeans, whom even though being late arrivals to the story of the Levant and North Afrika, appear to have captured those stories and manipulated them towards their own racist ends. Nevertheless, there have been many great contributions to the telling of that complicated historiagraphy made by some of the so called Egyptologists, orientalists and wide eyed explorers. We shall try to be as objective or open-minded as possible when dealing with their research findings. We will strive to be less subjective even though the story we are telling is actually the story of our Ancestors, for it has been made abundantly clear that not only was Egypt and much of the so called Middle-East part of the vast ancient Ethiopian empire, but it is by all evidence part of a more expansive Black-Afrikan history.