Moses and Egypt: The Documentation to the Motion Picture The Ten Commandments

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THE ARMY

DURING the early dynasties-long before the era in which the picture The Ten Commandments unfolds itself-Egypt's military needs were met with the conscription of a militia in times of war. The New Kingdom ( 1465-1165 B.C.) witnessed the establishment of a standing army of professional soldiers, composed of Egyptians and foreign mercenaries. The latter frequently were hired from among the conquered enemies.1 This composite army must have presented a sight as colorful and varied as do the many different corps and nationalities forming the forces of more modern empires.

The main components of the Egyptian army were the infantry and chariotry. A professional police force, whose members apparently were recruited from Nubia, existed2 and there is evidence of a corps of marines.3

Cavalry in the modern sense was unknown4 and the horsemen of the early books of the Bible represent cbariotry. Nevertheless, some rare representations of armed men on horseback of this period have been discovered, according to the well-known Egyptologist Keith C. Seele.5

The infantry was made up of spearmen and archers. The former were equipped with long spears tipped with copper or bronze points and long shields covered with leather. The archers were armed with bows and arrows. In addition, these troops carried either small

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1
a) G. Steindorff and K. C. Seele, When Egypt Ruled the East ( Chicago, 1947), pp. 89-90. b) J. A. Wilson , Burden of Egypt ( Chicago, 1951), p. 187. c) A. Erman and H. Ranke , Aegypten, ( Tübingen, 1923), pp. 621,649.
2
Steindorff and Seele, pp. 89-91.
3
R. O. Faulkner , Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, XXVII ( 1941), 15.
4
a) Steindorff and Seele, p. 91. b) J. H. Breasted , History of Egypt ( New York, 1921 p. 234.
5
In letter to the author, Mar. 3, 1953. See also Steindorff and Seele, p. 91.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Acknowledgements iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations ix
  • Introduction 1
  • The Historical Period 5
  • Moses 11
  • The Pharaohs 49
  • The Men and Women Of the Bible 63
  • The Holy Scriptures 73
  • The Army 89
  • Of Camels, Horses And Transportation 95
  • Building and Other Arts And Crafts 101
  • Costumes And Adornments 125
  • Food And Entertainment 159
  • Postscript 167
  • Bibliography 169
  • Libraries and Museums Consulted 177
  • Index 179
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