Chapter 2, Who Wrote the Exodus Story – Part 3

In the second chapter, Osman begins discussing the authenticity of the narratives outlined in the Book of Exodus. The authorship of Exodus has been debated for hundreds of years with no real consensus on the matter.

Osman relates information regarding how some scholars have indicated that the Book of Exodus may very well have been composed by more than one author, over a long period of time.
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Pharaoh Smenkhkare in Ahmed Osman’s Writings

Quotes concerning Pharaoh Smenkhkare from the book Moses and Akhenaten, Bear and Company, copyright 1990, 2002, by Ahmed Osman. Available at http://bit.ly/1AWY9P7

Osman uses the spelling “Semenkhkare”, whereas the traditional rendering among adherents of the Religion of Light in English is “Smenkhkare.”

The purpose of this paper is to briefly analyse Osman’s theories in light of the teaching of Mir Izgadda and the Pillars of the Religion of Light of as a whole.
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Occurrences of the phrase “Religion of Light” in the Holy Book of Light

Tbl 6:2;
GoM 30:8; 43:3; 86:4;
TMI 5:4; 9:4; 14:1; 15:8, 11; 17:2, 3, 5; 24:3; 30:1; 31:4; 32:12; 33:3, 4; 36:2; 37:7; 38:5; 46:8, 10; 52:5, 7, 17; 64:4; 68:1; 71:6; 75:3; 76:3; 82:2;
TMM 1:7; 9:1; 15:1, 2; 20:6; 22:6;
Pre 5:4, 11; 7:15;
PsB 16:1
1 Tr 1:8, 9
2 Tr 11:11, 18; 12:21, 32


Abbreviations

Tbl — Teachings of the Bright Light
GoM — Gospel of Mar Mani
TMI — Teaching of Mir Izgadda
TMM — Teaching of Mar Mani Khaila
Pre — Precepts of the Living Religion
PsB — Psalm of the Brethren of Light
1 Tr, 2 Tr — 1st and 2nd Prophecy of the Trees