Sunday, September 20, 2009


Nations that did and did not rule Egypt
Empires that expanded into Egypt
These are boundary maps.. just outlines of ancient empires. I have multiple map programs. I used my Map Maker Toolkit for most of them. It is a mapping program used in schools and has ancient empires already prepared. What the program did not have, I got off the internet.
They do not have to be accurate, because no such maps are. Maps give you the general outline of borders or empires.
Would I be so goofy to say no outsiders ever ruled Egypt? Here are a few and I am only looking at populations north of Egypt.
By the outline of these maps..
The Israelites never ruled Canaan. They just won some and lost some battles. These other sub tribes of Canaan was there before and long after the Israelites were scattered through out Asia and north Africa.
Through the Israelites were commanded to drive out the inhabitants of the land, it Never happened:
Joshua 15:63  As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day
Joshua 17:12  Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land
Judges 1:19  And the Lord was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
Judges 1:21  And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day
Judges 1:32  But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out.
The Canaanite Empire never ruled Egypt. Canaan was like Africa having MANY divided nations inside of its land area.
In the bible accounts of the Israelites they were just a family of less than 70 before they went into Egypt. They were in captivity for 430 years. When they returned they held power at times for a few hundred years, then by the time of 2nd Kings, they were scattered again.
They NEVER drove out the original Asian tribes of Canaan.
The other tribes lived right in the midst of the Israelites.. such as the Hittites.
2 Samuel 11:3 David's neighbor was a Hittite.
These multiple tribes remained there long after the Israelites were dispersed .
Canaan was not a united empire at any time, just a pot luck of divided factions that fought among themselves
The Akkadian Empire only reached as far as the Sinia, so they never ruled.
(Greeks) Alexandria ruled Egypt
Assyria ruled Egypt
Babylon only reached as far as the Sinia
The Byzantine empire ruled Egypt
The Hittites never ruled Egypt
The Ottoman Empire ruled Egypt
The Persian Empire ruled Egypt
The Roman Empire ruled Egypt
Of course multiple empires ruled Egypt through the centuries and they are documented. The idea that any of the divided factions of the tribes of Canaan ruled Egypt, is only in the vapor from flapping lips.
If I have missed any empires that reached into Egypt, let me know. The album in the link below contains all the empires listed above.