Information about vol.1 on the historical Moses


Information on Vol. 1 about the historical Moses
The Suppressed
- Rediscovered accounts in the very ancient Rabbinical texts and in Egyptian sources reveal that the Bible's greatest prophet was born as a prospective heir to the Egyptian throne. However, enemies at court and in the priesthood obstructed his chances of becoming a pharaoh.
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Ove von Spaeth
History and Knowledge:
Rediscovery, Insight, Renewal
(From Cover, back:)

- New Data Revealing Moses' Unknown Egyptian Background:

What lay behind the mysterious account of Moses' birth?
Do the earliest texts of the Bible contain hidden encroachment?
Was Moses borne by Pharaoh's Daughter?
What is the implication of Moses' name being Egyptian?
Why are the first many years of Moses' life not spoken of?

Critical material from an array of ancient and modern sources regarding the historical Moses is gathered and presented here in completeness for the first time. The data reveals surprising facts including a royal plot and attack on Moses in Egypt. His life and position appear to be quite different from prevailing perspectives.

          In Antiquity the episode of "the infant sailing on the river" was a widespread, well-defined ritual for royal heirs; but was the Egyptians' drowning of children a sacrificial act in the ancient secret, cultic rituals?

           New historical knowledge and many rare sources about Moses handed down through the ages prove their connection with Egyptian  tradition and archaeological findings showing them to be mutually related to the Bible, the 'Rabbinical Writings' as well as authors of Antiquity. The dating is based on numerous sources, not least the recovered ancient astronomical data, all possible to verify scientifically.

          Historical and biblical knowledge concerning the time and status of Moses - about which the lack of sufficient facts has hitherto created confusion - can now be re-established. It will contribute to the solution of several puzzling biblical matters. Living history, comfortable providing the reader with access to the exceptional sources.

          "... New exciting approaches. A grand synthesis ...One feels enriched as a human being, not just intellectually enlightened, when Ove von Spaeth with unusual insight and understanding explains the religious rationale behind innumerable phenomena of history as well as of the present time ...Having read this work nobody will doubt the obvious relevance to modern people of studying antiquity...".

Jens-André P. Herbener, M.A. in Comparative Religion and Semitic Philology;  Project Leader of the New Scholarly Translation into Danish of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)


Author and researcher, OVE VON SPAETH, is recognized internationally for his works on the historical Moses and ancient Egypt. His interdisciplinary explorations provide new orientations and inform on vital areas of culture and evolution. His research is based on exacting studies in history and astronomy.
          He is also recognized for his pioneering work in accurately dating the world's oldest star map and establishing a scientific methodology. It includes a significant contribution to the chronology of Egypt and the Moses era. The author has carried out extensive research on Egyptian history, archaeology, ancient star knowledge, religion, anthropology, cultic mystery doctrines, and mythology. With acute proficiency and years of experience, he researches in depth and detail the often controversial material

Credentials, - about the author, statements from a number of scientific experts and professionals can be found e.g. on these pages: authordata-4: Reflecting views - and Zenith IC Project .



Key Phrases concerning "The Suppressed Record" :   historical Moses,  ancient Egypt,  archaeology,  anthropology,  ancient astronomy,  historians of antiquity,  the Bible,  cultural history,  chronology,  mystery cults,  mystery play,  star cult,  oracles,  the Rabbinical Writings,  religious history,  theology,  the Old Testament,  Torah,  Pentateuch,  Exodus,  Talmud,  Jethro,  Philo,  Josephus,  Egyptology,  Ove von Spaeth,  Isis,  royal infant ritual,  Queen Hatshepsut,  Pharaoh's Daughter,  Thebes,  Pharaoh Tuthmosis III,  Sinai,  Sirius,  the World-axis,  mythology research.

ABSTRACTS:  - Summary - some synoptic clues

(From the Inside Flap:)
At some time someone had to break through conventional views and, instead, present the story of Moses in a logical coherence based on the large, often very detailed information about him which has still been preserved. Eventually, this has happened - and in a refreshingly different form.

          This book is based on solid documentary material from a notably large spectrum also of rare sources (in addition to the Talmud, for instance) - seen for the first time as a collected whole.

          The present re-evaluation of Moses' status and era is to the most impressive extent based in inter-disciplinary research of the history of ancient cultures. The rare text material itself is elementarily exciting - and is now made accessible to readers without a formal scientific education or scholarly qualifications.

          Moses has been the inspiration for novels and films - but the data of the sources combined with archaeological facts reveal that his real life-story is the most exciting of all. The status and era of Moses re-evaluated in this book are based on inter-disciplinary historical research.

          This brings forward some, hitherto hidden, chapters of our common cultural prehistory: Out of the well-known biblical story an untraditional and stronger Egyptian background is brought to light. Two important keys are astronomical dating, moving Moses from myth to history, and the ancient magical rites and mystery plays, whose acting language was lost to readers in later times.
(Inside front cover:)
          "... It might as well be said at once: This work probably renders the most original, and in various ways most well-documented presentation of an answer to the (Moses) question within modern research.
          The author... has a rare aptitude for passing on an extremely complex and sometimes not very accessible subject matter in a vivid yet logically structured and easily understood manner.
          ... it is to be hoped that Ove von Spaeth's book may contribute to marshal new inter-disciplinary standards for future Bible research in general, and for Moses research in particular - nationally as well as internationally ...".

Jens-André P. Herbener, M.A. in Comparative Religion and Semitic Philology; - Project Leader at The Royal Library, of the New Scholarly Translation into Danish of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)


"... this work is inter-disciplinary to an exceptional degree, based on extensive and thorough studies within history, theology, archaeology, and the history of religion as well as the history of astronomy. ...
          With zeal and flair Ove von Spaeth has collected evidence from widely different sources to support his main thesis regarding Moses and his status and place in history; and the astronomical-historical point of view I find the starting point at a specific planetary constellation in 1537 B.C. worth a trial in relation to biblical research, Egyptology, archaeology, and general history. - Ove von Spaeth has chosen a vivid style in order to reach a wider circle of readers than mere specialists ...".

Kristian Peder Moesgaard, D.Sc., Professor, History of Science Department, Aarhus University; - Director of the Steno Museum, Danish National Museum for the History of the Exact Sciences, Aarhus

Additional info
VOLUME 1 - from inside flaps:

From reviews on "The Suppressed Record", vol. 1 of the Moses-series :
          "... a fascinating, coherent, interdisciplinary depiction of the origins of the prophet ...the Danish independent scholar and polymath, Ove von Spaeth, who after a supreme effort lasting many years may convince us that he has traced the origin and subsequent life history of Moses in a true deluge of sources. - With nothing less than formidable control of historical developments and interaction within the Mediterranean region and the Near East, Ove von Spaeth pieces together a profoundly fascinating puzzle that may very well turn out to be a true portrayal of Moses and his life ...".
           - Steen Voigt, Science Editor, - Berlingske Tidende, Daily

           "... Danish researcher attracts the attention and enthusiasm of a number of historians of religion ...a feat comparable to a voyage of discovery. Yet not a voyage exploring the far reaches of the earth, but one that delves into the missing layers of history - a voyage that demands discipline, formidable knowledge and a brain like a multi-gigabyte hard disk. - Studies like this one that rivet the attention of others than the author and his family are rare nowadays. His books may be the last Danish scientific bestseller in this millennium ..." (1999).
           - Flemming Chr. Nielsen, B.Sc., Editor, Writer, - Jyllands-Posten, Daily

           "... broad vision and a proper perspective. - I have greatly increased my knowledge of the ancient Egyptians and the very diligent Jewish writers in this book, but I am unable to verify the rabbinical placement of Moses. I am profoundly impressed by Ove von Spaeth's vast knowledge ...".
           - F.J. Billeskov Jansen, Ph.D., Professor, at the University of Copenhagen, - Politiken Daily

           "... well documented from start to finish ...this researcher is capable of working open-mindedly with great breadth of view and coherence. - A copious breakthrough rarely seen before in Moses research. A unique cultural-historical store of knowledge ...".
           - Jens Jorgensen, MA Historian, external History Examiner at the Universities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense, - Frederiksborg Amts Avis, Daily

           "... the dating of Moses: from an astronomical viewpoint, I feel that the basis is worth testing in relation to research and history ...deserves recognition outside Scandinavia ...".
          - Kristian Peder Moesgaard, D.Sc., Professor, History of Science Department, University of Aarhus

           "… super-interdisciplinary - unbelievably thorough studies. Ove von Spaeth has succeeded in presenting the results in a language and a style accessible to the man in the street. Top marks for its mediation qualities! …".
           - Ejgil Soeholm, Master of Literature Science, Chief Research Librarian, Writer - Jyllands-Posten, daily

           "... What makes the tale believable is the extent to which von Spaeth has been able to assimilate a vast amount of information from a wide variety of sources, utilizing research into Hebrew, Egyptian and other contemporary language documents. ...
           This handsome volume - anyone with a non-specialist interest in these far-off times from a religious or historical perspective will enjoy having this volume at hand. - Deserves an English translation so that it can be appreciated and argued about by a broad international audience ...".
           - Richard M. Stern, Dr.rer.Nat., Copenhagen, - Swedano Journal

           "... Rarely, if ever, has the dating been so clearly defined or the implications elaborated in such meticulous detail. - A presentation of detailed arguments and painstaking analyses that contradict predominant theological trends. - Much more prestige is at stake than immediately anticipated, because if Ove von Spaeth is correct even only in the main features, many years of hegemonic theological perceptions in this field are simply going to tumble like dominoes. ...Will encourage new breakthroughs and corrections for a long time to come ...".
           - Rune Engelbreth Larsen, M.A., History of Ideas; & History of Religion, - Faklen Journal

          "... - A very, very interesting documentation that places Moses as a concrete, historical person in Egypt of the pharaoehs. The author Ove von Spaeth's hypothesis has not received the blue stamp from the academic community. But said between us:  it is the most convincing hypothesis of Moses, yet obtained.
          His presentation also bringing a large amount of hitherto inexplicable historical events in ancient Egypt into a full consistency:  it will in future have a very, very great historical significance.
          He bases his hypothesis on a combination of the ancient Rabbinical Writings, Egyptian rituals and astronomical events. He reveals to have an unusually thorough knowledge of the three and this gives him several advantages that ordinary Egyptologists do not possess. ... "
          - Erling Haagensen, writer and film director, - in his crime novel "Murder on the word" (Documentas, Copenhagen 2008)  - 

           "The Suppressed Record", the first book of the series, has been included in the list of recommended literature about Egypt for official use by the basic school for development aid experts of Danida, the Department for Development Aid of the Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, as well as by the Educational Service Centre in Copenhagen.
           - Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, - Official recording of the work in the "Market Profile of Egypt" published by the Royal Danish Embassy of Egypt in Cairo, 1999

Said about Ove von Spaeth's entire "Assassinating Moses"-series, VOLUMES 1-5:

Groundbreaking, outstanding, controversial  -

The broad disclosure of the historical circumstances of Moses is an exciting and thorough introduction to several fascinating aspects of the ancient Egyptian world and the oldest history of Jews.

          "... 5 volumes disclosing re-discovered traditions. The individual volumes can be read separately. - Most professional reviewers have seen this work as the best documented solution in modern research concerning the Moses question. The work contributes to human enlightenment, presenting exciting perspectives and an immense amount of informative history writing which cannot be read with the pace of a novel, but nevertheless keeps the attention of the reader focused on the affirmation that ancient information has of obvious significance to modern human beings.
          The writer has spent no less than 15 years on his studies and his work on these magnificent books - described by scientists as "future biblical research", "broader spectra of source material than other researchers in this line", "epoche-making interpretation", ...
          It is an achievement to be able to write about such distant years with thorough documentation - (and) it requires a huge amount of self-discipline... The work is interesting also in the sense that many of the old, interesting and beautiful stories we know from the Old Testament get a scientific twist showing the reader a better insight adapted to present time ..."
          - Finn Bentzen, Editor-in-Chief, J.A.K Magazine, quarterly

          "... I am very interested in your publications on Moses. - I have translated the first 4 chapters of Genesis from the Hebrew, letter by letter rather than assuming word divisions that may or may not have been there. The result is so concise and beautiful that it identifies its author as being a genius of the highest order. ...
          The chapters of your first book on your website were so very important to my work. - I will order your books. It's good to read some logical reasoning behind the often contradictory stories of Moses. It's also good for me in particular to have Moses (and his writings) placed farther back in time than normally supposed ... ".
          - Dianna Padgett, Writer, Researcher, - Transframe, -

(Publishing perspectives:)
  :  The Suppressed Record
- Moses' Unknown Egyptian Background.   -  ASSASSINATING MOSES,  Vol. 1

In Danish:  "De Fortraengte Optegnelser"  - Attentatet på Moses, Vol.1  / by Ove von Spaeth
Copenhagen  1999,   2nd edition, updated  2004
pp. 236,  soft cover,  DKK: 125,  - illstr., facsims., genealog. table, maps, plans.
Includes bibliography and index.

Publishers who want to publish editions of these books in English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese and other languages may use this address:

C.A. Reitzel Bookseller & Publisher, Ltd.,  - but after 2008  please order at:
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Lemuel-Books,    -  or:  online bookshop Bog & Mystik, DK-2500 Valby, Denmark, - -

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A special treasure of knowledge and wisdom of Greece, Rome, and the Renaissance had originated in Ancient Egypt - and was here known to connect also with the historical Moses' dramatic fate and mystery.
          Ove von Spaeth has written an intriguing, new-orientating work presenting this still influential background of our civilization. His interdisciplinary research on history, archaeology, and anthropology goes deeply into Egyptian tradition, history of religion, initiation cults, star-knowledge, and mythology - relating to biblical studies, the Rabbinical Writings, and the authors of Antiquity. Each volume offers unique insights not presented before.
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