Part 4 of Reviewing the Vol. 1: 'The Suppressed Record'  
7:  Review, Ejgil Soeholm, M.A. in Literature, Chief Research Librarian, Jyll.Post.,3 Aug.1999
8:  Review, Steffen Larsen, Editor, Literature Critic, Politiken, Daily, 7 May 2005
9:  Review, Erik Dal, Dr.Phil., Chief librarian, 22 May 1999
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History and Knowledge:
Rediscovery, Insight, Renewal
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¤ Politiken, (daily), 21 august 1999 (Culture and Debate section, p.8)  -  Literature article:
Who was Moses
By  EJGIL SOEHOLM, M.A. in Literature Science, Chief Research Librarian, Writer

Finding Moses? But who was Moses? Modern theologians have been busy turning him into a myth. It's also easy enough to demonstrate the contradictions in the Bible about him. But there are other sources, incredibly many others, both Egyptian, Jewish (Rabbinical Writings such as Talmud), Greek, Latin, Arab, Syrian, and Indian. Ove von Spaeth has been digging through these and with his seemingly limitless knowledge of history, the relevant philologies, astronomy, and science of religion he has brought this together in a whole view. It must be called super interdisciplinarity.

          His great work "The Suppressed Record. - Assassinating Moses" is scheduled for 5 volumes; the first is about Moses' unknown Egyptian background, and is published by C.A. Reitzel International, in Copenhagen; (237 pp, illstr.). It is not clear whether the other books have been released, or if four review quotes placed back in the book are merely "opinions of consultants" on a manuscript basis. A large number of professionals have in fact been involved along the way, and they are also being used for the books public relation work and with no less than two introductions to the first volume. But in any event: the project is interesting, intriguing.

          Moses was, in reality as it can be reconstructed, born in 1537 BC, according to von Spaeth. As the son of Pharaoh's daughter Hatshepsut. The story of the reed basket the river reflects the ancient widespread and well-known royal child ceremony. Moses was thus no Hebrew, but an Egyptian of high birth. His exile was the result of a fraternal dispute over the throne, which Moses lost. And here begins with the desert wandering, which is a different story, a Jewish one.

          Ove von Spaeth's very well-argued attempt to make Moses into a historical figure is, in a layman's view, based on the unbelievably thorough and diligent studies. The bibliography fills thirty dense pages. However, it is in fact incredible that he has succeeded in presenting the results in a language and a style comfortably accessible to the man in the street. Top marks for the book's mediation qualities!


Ove von Spaeth: The Suppressed Record. Moses' Unknown Egyptian Background. - Assassinating Moses, Vol. 1,
C.A. Reitzel International Publishers, 236 pages, illstr., DKK 248,

(With written approval at 21.Oct.2001 from Ejgil Soeholm for free use for OvS.)

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¤ Politiken, Daily, (section "Books", p.13), 7 May 2005  -  reprints' book review:
Firmly established on the biblical research scene
By  STEFFEN LARSEN,  Literature Critic, Editor

The plot at the court - and the man from the reed basket

Moses was born 8th February in the year 1534 prior to our calendar. Could it be true? And that he was an Egyptian and a future pharaoh, but a plot at the court put him out of the game, drove him into exile and placed him later as the leader of the emigrating Jewish people. It might be quite true.

          It is amazing to read Ove von Spaeth's "The Suppressed Record". It is bulging from comprehensive knowledge, cross cutting between numerous sources, popular traditions, astrology and places itself themselves unshakable on the biblical research's table.
          We are about to agree with the editor of the Faklen Journal, Rune Engelbreth Larsen, who is quoted, on the book cover: ...if Ove von Spaeth's concept is correct the dominant theological views will tumble "like dominoes".

          "The Suppressed Record" can be read as a detektive story from history's dark well. The author dig deep into the not so few clues and sources that actually exist; he identifies the locations and the families. He names the culprit. The material is overwhelming. One do not need to be interested in Moses to be fascinated by how much one can get out (after all) so little from so long ago.


(Reprint:) Ove von Spaeth: "The Suppressed Record", Assassinating Moses, I (C.A. Reitzel publisher, 237 pages, illstr.).

(With Steffen Larsen's written consent, 11.05.2005 for free use by Ove von Spaeth)


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¤ forum&news,   -  22 June 1999  -   Message:
By  ERIK DAL, Dr.phil., Førstebiliotekar, Det Kgl. Bibliotek

       Book: "The Suppressed Record. - Moses' Unknown Egyptian Background", by Ove von Spaeth

Now, the great book on “Assassinating Moses” has been published - even with the Roman numeral I. It is a book which also a busy person anyway absolute must read, quite regardless of background. And in my case without any previous knowledge than regular Bible history knowledge and, of course, just about life-long experience of reading scientific prose. I will begin by saying that I am impressed by how fluid and natural a language the author, OVE VON SPAETH, is able to apply to such difficult and multifaceted topics.
          And even for those who honestly have read it all, the small summaries are useful - and I also think the scattering of references into of this text to a limited extent has a good result, even though I am one of those who hardly goes out in the world to test them. The book's bibliography is a rare size and content, I remember hardly seeing the like.
          Regarding the matter itself, I have no real objection, - the way in which the author combines data from different language sources and countries up to and including computer mathematically controlled historical astronomy, can nothing else than convince the unlearned and probably in all substance also in one or more ways the expert. - I just have an idea of also going to be surprised by the four more books to come, - and in addition I will express my admiration for what the author has been able to appropriate and build on, as it appears, to a coherent whole - for comprehensive documentation of what other people partially and with some narrow entrances have suggested or tried to reach.
          On this background the author will be wished to have a good continuation of the work and its publication - so far, as it looks now, unfortunately, without foundation support, but the release is so impressive, yet managed by C.A. Reitzel’s publisher, Svend Olufsen, who is a brave manager. I know him from my 17 years as the Administrator for and for some time President of the Danish Language and Literature Society (DSL) which for the most part publishes books under commission by his publishing house - and sometimes also from contact with this publisher in my many years as Editor for and for some time also President of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences.
          It would have been interesting, encouraged by the rousing content, if it could have been possible to engage in a discussion, pointing out strong or questionable details etc., - and not everybody, of course, may give the book support in everything, however, that’s their problem! Let me just say that with me and in my circle the book has attracted the positive interest and satisfaction which I have implied.
          I see in the Berlingske Tidende (daily) that the author tentatively is somewhat reluctant to appear in the media, and it may seem a little vexed sight of him and the publisher, but yet seen from other sites I can also understand it.
          Erik Dal, - comment & review of Ove von Spaeth’s vol. 1 on the historical Moses in Ancient Egypt - to (22.Jun.1999) -

Erik Dal, Dr.Phil. literature science, Chief librarian at Denmark’s Royal National Library, President of the Danish Language and Literature Society; former President of Royal Danish Academy of Sciences

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¤ forum&news,   -  9 October 2011  -   Literature article:
Developing a more historical and realistic view of Moses
By  ANU KUMAR, Ph.D. in English Literature, Pittsburgh University, and M.A. in Sanskrit Studies,
Copenhagen University

       Book: "The Suppressed Record. - Moses' Unknown Egyptian Background", by Ove von Spaeth

This book presents vital textual and archaeological as well as astronomical evidence to build up a case for the historicity of the biblical Moses and sheds light upon his early Egyptian years before the Exodus. In short, according to the book’s subtitle, reference… Rediscovered accounts in 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 …".

The 'buried accounts' - brought back to life here
          In fact, by drawing upon buried accounts from the often less-known ancient 'Rabbinical Writings', the book unfolds the life of Moses as a royal infant born to Queen Hatshepsut in the 18th dynasty.
          These ancient narratives, compiled and handed down through centuries of time, reveal surprising details regarding Moses which can be complemented and supported by evidence from Egyptian inscriptions and astronomical data, as well as several other pre-classical sources. They include accounts of a man brought up for the highest office of Pharaoh but upstaged and forced into exile through a complex royal plot which led to an attack on his life and permanent divestment of his Egyptian identity through a symbolic execution. These 'buried accounts' - brought back to life here - show the ways in which Moses’ life diverges sharply from prevailing perspectives that have coloured our imagination for centuries.
          Everyone knows about the story of Moses found by Pharaoh's daughter in the reeds by the Nile’s riverside - but was he just a myth? Or did parts of modern biblical research commit "murder on history"? Viewed from another angle, this incident can be recognized as part of a royal Egyptian ritual involving the reclaiming of Horus from watery perils into the arms of Isis and reborn as a divine child with rights of rulership.
          There are several aspects of the traditional biblical Moses narrative that can be similarly reviewed and enlivened in the light of deeper insight into the living customs and practices of ancient Egyptian culture.

          This book contains a principal thesis - that the biblical Moses, who has been enshrouded by myth and legend, may in fact have been a historical person and an Egyptian prince from the 18th dynasty of Egypt. The detailed accounts from the ancient Rabbinical Writings'which can be complemented and supported by astronomical evidence as well as through Egyptian inscriptions, suggest that Moses may have been born to Queen Hatshepsut through a royal sacramental rite and received as an infant on the Nile in a ceremonial enactment of royal birth.
          The book builds up a fuller account of his early life from these texts - his royal birth, childhood and adolescence at Pharaoh's court - of the first 40 years where "... Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians ..." (Acts 7:22).

Clues indicating that Moses was cast for a different prospective future
          In other words, - in this first volume of the five-book series on the biblical and historical Moses, Ove von Spaeth builds on an array of ancient textual sources such as the Rabbinical Writings, archaeological evidence, and astronomical data, to develop a more historical and realistic view of Moses which casts light on his Egyptian background and heritage. He suggests that Moses was an Egyptian prince and heir to the throne who found himself disinherited and forced into exile as a result of complex plots and intrigues at the royal court of Pharaohs Hatshepsut and Thutmosis III (approx. 1500 BC). In fact, several clues are presented indicating that Moses in the Egyptian context was a probable heir to the royal throne and cast for a different prospective future than the one which led to his leadership of the Israelites and the events following the Exodus as told in the Bible.
          Piecing preserved evidence from ancient materials, the author indicates that Moses received years of royal training and was skilled in political governance and military warfare as well as educated in ancient arts and sciences, including astronomy, mathematics, alchemy, magic. It is this background and knowledge that Moses brought with him, including more esoteric and mystic understandings of a unified divinity, to the revolutionary impulses of a nascent Israelite nation and incorporated them later into the Mosaic Law.
          Altogether, in a most probable way the material - pieced together in mutually supportive ways from a veritable array of sources - indicates rich perspectives and historical details regarding Moses in connection with the pharaonic court in the 18th dynasty especially in ca. 1530-1450 BC.


Ove von Spaeth: "The Suppressed Record. Moses' Unknown Egyptian Background". - Assassinating Moses, Vol. 1,  -  ISBN 87-89171-37-1  -
(Danish title: 'De Fortraengte Optegnelser')   -  C.A. Reitzel Publishers, Copenhagen 1999, reprinted 2004, 238 pages, illstr., DKK 248,- . 

(Text has written approval from Anu Kumar at 20.Dec.2011 for free use by OvS.)

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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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