Politiken (daily), - 19 January
2002 - (Bogmagasinet, p.14) - book review:
The wildly ambitious Moses
By F.J. BILLESKOV JANSEN, Ph.D. Professor in Literature,
Interesting interpretation of the Moses figure.
Ove von Spaeth is still an acute and fascinating science cultivater, whose
interpretations of the Moses figure should be followed with great attention.
It's not the Pentateuch's
gently restrained, modest Patriarch which von Spaeth is describing in Volume
after volume, God's chosen advisor, but a determined person striving for power.
First von Soaeth,
evidently, saw in the ancient and also more recently found documents that Jewish
Chronicle writers through the centuries had recorded accounts about Moses. They
regard him as an Egyptian prince, heir to pharaoh's sovereignty, because the
reigning pharaoh's daughter Hatshepsut herself had taken him up from the river
and had him as a son.
But after a fatal outcome
of a coronation ceremony, Moses was outlawed in Egypt. He was gaining influence
among the Hebrews, who earlier were driven by famineto Egypt where they now
lived as unwanted strangers.
The enterprising Moses
becomes the head of the Hebrews and evokes Egypt's ten plagues, the Hebrews
exodus (Exodus) to 40 years of desert wandering.
But Moses had not
forgotten Egypt. He was till lurking on the high post as pharaoh. He had God's
assurance that there was only one Creator God, and therefore the Amun priesthood
was against him and drove him out of Egypt and placed Thutmosis III on the
He lead the Hebrews to
the Promised Land, and his assistant, Joshua, conquered Jericho, but Moses was
not arriving inside the promised land which he could view from Mount Nebo, where
he died 120 years old and where his tomb is to be found.
Ove von Spaeth: "The Vanished Successor" ("Assassinating Moses", III),
255 p, illstr., 248 DKK, C.A. Reitzel Publishers.
(text is by written approval from F.J.
Billeskov Jansen for free use by OvS.)
Ove von Spaeth on Moses in Egypt -
June 2008 - summary & book review:
The most convincing hypothesis about Moses hitherto
By ERLING HAAGENSEN, Writer, Film Director, Member of Danish Film
Writer and film director
Erling Haagensen has his interesting discoveries and theories presented
through the main characters in his book "Murder on the word", and is also
inspired by researchers and writers like dr. Valter H. Juvelius and engineer
Henry Kjellson and the researcher Ove von Spaeth's book-series "Assassinating
Moses". All the documentary material is reproduced most reliably. Also, he gives the following short and excellent résumé on the book-series'
presentation of the historical Moses:
Many of today's historians tend to regard the story of Moses as a fairytale.
But five specific books present a very interesting documentation that places the
name of Moses as a historical person in the pharaohs' ancient Egypt. The author
of the books, Danish historian Ove von Spaeth has introduced his hypothesis -
supported by many academics and experts, but presented entirely outside the
academic community - and it is the most convincing hypothesis about Moses until
Also, it places a large
number of hitherto unexplained historical events in ancient Egypt for the first
time in a complete logical coherence. In future it will be of very great
historical importance. The book-series is called "Assassinating Moses", and it
is strongly recommended that everybody read it.
In his books on Moses,
Ove von Spaeth explains the circumstances regarding that Moses is not a Hebrew,
but rather a true son of Pharaoh's Daughter, Hatshepsut, and the story of the
reception on the Nile in fact reflects the ritual reception of the son as the
rightful heir to the throne of Egypt. The Bible's narrative about Moses, sailing
in a basket on the Nile therefore describes an official ceremony.
Ove von Spaeth's
hypothesis is based 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 it gives
him an advantage that ordinary Egyptologists do not possess. From his knowledge
of astronomy and ancient astrology significance connecting the rituals, he is
able to identify a date which is the most likely of the wedding between
Hatshepsut and her also royal half-brother. Tradition requires that the wedding
takes place preferably at a certain date when the stars mark the climax of a
special ritual significance.
The evidence material
presented by Ove von Spaeth can logically explain the peculiar story of
Pharaoh's daughter, who receives the ark on the Nile. It is a recurring Egyptian
ritual of inauguration and the reception of a new heir to the throne. It always
takes place three months after the birth and therefore it is exactly the
anniversary date of the conception. It can also logically explain what otherwise
is completely inexplicable that Moses are being brought up at court as the son
of Pharaoh's Daughter and thus as crown prince.
But if this is true, why
has he not become pharaoh? According to von Spaeth the ancient information shows
that the father of Moses was not Hatshepsut's husband, who was then the only 12
years old Thutmoses II, but a senior priest, Jethro, of the royal family. Jethro
is an Egyptian word that means the Nile or the river. Moses had been received
from the river by Pharaoh's Daughter and thus brought to the world through the
Hatshepsut's spouse, Thutmoses II, got a son with Iset, his mistress, just
before dying from an illness. Then Hatshepsut governs alone during a number of
years. But Moses thus has got a competitor to the throne, namely Tuthmosis II's
son. We know it was he who became Pharaoh Tuthmosis III. And it was he who later
removed Hatshepsut's names and images everywhere in Egypt.
According to the Bible,
Jethro is Moses' father-in-law and he is a priest at the temple in Midjan. But
in the ancient Hebrew Rabbinical Writings we are told that Jethro was a
high-ranking priest at Pharaoh's court, before becoming expelled from the court
and thereafter placed as a priest at a remote temple in the Sinai. This is where
Moses spend almost 40 years after he was expelled from court.
At the exodus from Egypt
it was recorded that Moses and his followers plundered several temples -
according to ancient Egyptian historian Manetho. The valuable documents Moses
took with him from Egypt's temples may include some also containing advanced
knowledge. Professionals and experts have recognized such kind of features by
observing the incredible technical skills appearing in ancient Egypt.
In any case, Moses has
taken something of such enormous importance that the Pharaoh, according to the
traces documented by Ove von Spaeth, sets in motion a search that is so intense
that Moses must use his strength to hide himself and Israelite tribes now being
outlaws in the desert for 40 years.
The Vanished Successor" ("Assassinating
Moses", III), by Ove von Spaeth.
C.A. Reitzel Publishers,
255 p, illstr., 248 DKK.
Erling Haagensen, writer and film director - summary
information from his drama-documentary crime novel "Murder
on the Word" (Documenta Publishers, Copenhagen, 2008) -
Erling Haagensen also published
together with Henry Lincoln: "The
Templars' Secret Island", the fantastic story which became a basis
of the Da Vinci Mystery.
forum&news, moses-egypt.net - 9
October 2011 - Introductury review:
Sources complement each other in supporting that
Moses was an exiled prince
By ANU KUMAR, Ph.D. in English Literature, M.A. in Sanskrit Studies, lecturer, writer
Book: "The Vanished Successor.
- Rediscovering Moses' Hidden War Leading to the Exodus", by
Ove von Spaeth
This third book on the history of Moses develops the circumstances and political
context in Egypt preceding the
through a variety of Egyptian,
and archaeological, sources and locates Moses in the midst of a series of
revolts and uprisings that occurred during a power-struggle for the throne of
Egypt in the first third part of the
According to Ove von
Spaeth, these sources complement each other in supporting the view that Moses
was an exiled prince who repeatedly tried to regain his claim to the throne of
the pharaohs by coordinating a series of strategic uprisings in the margins of
the Egyptian empire. Moses also appears to have initiated a popular rebellion
within Egypt that largely included
migrant workers as well as some indigenous Egyptians.
It was not until the
foiling of this rebellion that these migrant peoples sought their own land and
sovereignty. As well, the author shows that the oldest Moses' textual
traditions, such as the Bible and the ancient
Writings, describe rare astronomical phenomena and occurrences which can be
supported by modern scientific systems of calculation and by material evidence.
Such recorded events also help to date specific incidents during the period of
Anu Kumar, Ph.D. in English Literature, Pittsburgh
University; M.A. in Sanskrit Studies, Copenhagen University; Associate
Professor in Hindi, Aarhus University, - (9.Oct.2011).
Ove von Spaeth: "The Vanished Successor: Rediscovering Moses'
Hidden War Leading to the Exodus". - Assassinating Moses, Vol. 3. -
ISBN 87-7876-259-6 - Danish title: 'Den Hemmelige Religion', C.A. Reitzel Publishers,
Copenhagen 2001, 255 pages, illstr., DKK 248,-
(Text is by 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
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