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Ove von Spaeth
History and Knowledge:
Rediscovery, Insight, Renewal

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¤ Politiken (daily),   - 19 January 2002   -  (Bogmagasinet, p.14)  - book review:
The wildly ambitious Moses
By   F.J. BILLESKOV JANSEN, Ph.D. Professor in Literature, Copenhagen University

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. magtstræber.
          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 throne.
          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.

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¤ 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 Directors

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 now.
          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 holy river.
          Subsequently, 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) -  -  (13.Jun.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.

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¤ forum&news,  -  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 Exodus through a variety of Egyptian, Hebrew, 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 18th dynasty.
          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 Hebrew 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 Rabbinical 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 the Exodus.

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 presented before.
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