On the internet, you can find "The Hyksos ruled for 100 / 200 / 259 / 517 years"
"Manetho describes Hyksos rule as a reign of terror and says that it lasted 517 years"
This is the source of Josephus.
There is NO ancient text in Egypt that identifies the Hyksos. Every belief started with and snow balled from Josephus/Manetho, so which number of years did the Hyksos rule?
Let's play the Israelite/Hyksos game
All the hot air about the Hyksos is pushed to promote the hoax that
* The Israelites and the Hyksos were the same people.
* The Israelites were not slaves but they were the masters who forced the Egyptians to the south.
* The Israelites / Hyksos ruled Egypt until Ahmose forced them out in the beginning of the 18th dynasty.
Pretending this scenario was true, what could be determined?
057a Exodus 12:40 The people of Israel had lived in Egypt for 430 years. If the Israelites were the Hyksos, they ruled Egypt 430 years.
057b If Ahmose drove them out of Egypt in the 18th dynasty, then you could count backwards 430 years to determine what pharaohs lived in southern Egypt while the Hyksos/Israelites ruled the north.
Exodus 1:8-11 Then a new king came to the throne of Egypt who knew nothing about Joseph or what he had done. The king of Egypt told the Egyptians the Israelites were getting to strong and Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses
057c If the Hyksos/Israelite story is true, then the information in Exodus is false.
The Hyksos/Israelite story gives that the Hyksos/Israelites expelled the Egyptians and they were the rulersvs:
The scriptures state the Egyptians were in power and the Israelites were slaves.
Exodus 1:13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:
Exodus 1:14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour
Exodus 1:15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives.. if a daughter is born, let her live. If a son is born, then kill him.
Exodus 1:22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river
Exodus 2:1 A man of the house of Levi and his wife had a son which they hid from the Egyptians. When she could no longer hid her son, she put him a basket on the river where
Exodus 2:5 The daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river and saw the basket floating. Pharaoh's daughter sent her maid to fetch it.
Exodus 2:6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept.
Exodus 2:10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses
In the Israelite/Hyksos story, the Egyptian Pharaohs had been driven out of the north and the Israelites ruled the north of Egypt.
057d If the Israelite/Hyksos story is true, then the bible is false, because in the bible the Pharaoh stilled ruled Egypt with the power to murder all first born Israelites. In the bible the Egyptians were not driven to the south, but the daughter of Pharaoh was still in the same place as the Israelites, where she picked up the basket that had Moses.
057e The accounts of Moses takes place in the last generation. The Israelites were in bondage to the last generation of the 430 . The Egyptians were not driven out but they (the Egyptians) ruled over the Israelites until the very end when the Israelites were allowed to leave Egypt by force.
057f The Hyksos/Israelites drove out the Egyptians and ruled northern Egypt or the Egyptians ruled Egypt and the Israelites until the very last generation of Moses, while the Israelites were slaves "forced to serve the Egyptians with rigour.
The Israelites were the masters who ruled over the Egyptians
The Israelites were slaves ruled by the Egyptians
The Israelite/Hyksos tale is true and the bible is false
The bible is true and the Israelite/Hyksos tale is false
It is for you to decide which is true and which is the crock
057a If the Israelites were the Hyksos, they ruled Egypt 430 years (Exodus 12:40)
Manetho states that Ahmose drove the Hyksos out of Egypt.
300 years after Ahmose the first Rameses was born and became Pharaoh and land areas/cities were named after Rameses
Exodus 1:11 ... The Egyptians set over them (the Israelites) taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
Here the Israelites are building the treasure city of Raamses.. the Pharaoh who was not born until 300 years after the Pharaoh that cast the Hyksos out of Egypt.
If the bible is true then the Israelites never entered Egypt until over 300 years after the Hyksos were expelled. The Israelites would never have encountered any Hyksos, let alone being them.