Presented to the moses-egypt.net,
- 6 December 2004 - Introductory review:
The great work on Moses is now completed
By OLE HENNINGSEN, Co-Editor, SUFOI Journal
The great work on Moses is now completed
The background of Ove von
Spaeth as a writer and researcher is not the current, scientific rather an
interdisciplinary knowledge and a huge long-life-collected material of sources.
Indeed, his books about Moses are not appreciated by certain circles at the
Parnassus. However, a more fair consideration of possible points of criticism
should be initiated - for instance, instead of such cheap and scornful
non-scientifical rejection which I as a listener witnessed, much amazed, at my
presence in a lecture hall at the University of Copenhagen, on 23rd November
2003, at a meeting arranged by the Danish Egyptology Society.
No doubt, it would have
been more becoming for the lecturer as well as the organizer if they had tried
strictly scientifically to point out and documenting the points of Ove
von Spaeth's alleged erroneous interpretation of available sources. This,
however, did not happen, despite the fact that the involved university
professionals had themselves chosen Moses as
this evening's subject and even advertised that they intended to use von
Spaeth's books as their basis point; which was not at all done!
The suggestion of other and untraditional views
Still, I find that the
established science of the Egyptologian field - also in Denmark - should not
restrain from seriously and publicly debating this writer's widely published
works about interpretation and dating of the world's oldest star map - depicted
at the ceiling of the Senmut tomb in Luxor - and also which consequences this
work might have for Egyptian chronology.
Also, I find it exciting
and thought-provoking when Ove von Spaeth demonstrates in detail that many
historical sequences in fact can be connected with exact astronomical time data
of the past contained in ancient information about celestial events -
for instance, solar eclipses - and as a consequence giving a more subtle
perception of history.
the thoughts and ideas of this writer and researcher deserve broader
dissemination, because so much are definitely suitable for further debate and
information, and are able to present some of history's recognized truths in
unusual, new, unconventional cohesions. This is leading to engagement and
inspiration and further concentration on the subjects.
In particular, through
Ove von Spaeth's humongous work, the book-series on the historical Moses, I know
him as an enthusiastic, engaged, and very serious person who is not claiming to
know the truth, but only suggests other and often untraditional angles of
Ove von Spaeth: Prophet and Unknown Genius.- Illuminating Moses the Advanced
Pioneer. - Assassinating Moses, Vol. 5.
C.A. Reitzel International Publishers, 236 pages, illstr., DKK 248, -
(Text has written approval from
Ole Henningsen for free use by OvS.)
forum&news, moses-egypt.net - 9
October 2011 - Literature article:
Existing literary and extra-textual sources on
life of Moses
By ANU KUMAR, Ph.D. in English Literature, M.A. in Sanskrit Studies, lecturer, writer
Book: "Prophet and Unknown
Genius. - Illuminating Moses the Advanced Pioneer", by
Ove von Spaeth
The final book in the Moses-series deals with existing literary and
extra-textual sources on the life of Moses. It develops an Egyptian context for
the role of this biblical prophet as a military and religious leader,
philosopher, pioneer, and formulator of a code of law.
Drawing upon a diversity
of ancient sources such as
Philo's "De Vita Moses",
Siculus, and the 'Rabbinical
Writings', among others, the author builds a tapestry of extra-biblical
perspectives on Moses which shed further light on his Egyptian legacy as a
prince endowed with special skills and heir to esoteric wisdom traditions.
These skills enabled him
not only to unify the Israelite people into a single nation but also to provide
their elite with systems of knowledge from philosophy, political science,
alchemy, mathematics, and astronomy (for the calendar).
significantly, this body of knowledge involved the development of a written
system of language with its own
that enabled a formation of biblical texts as the world’s oldest written
literature based on a letter alphabet.
Ove von Spaeth: "Prophet and Unknown Genius.- Illuminating Moses the Advanced
Pioneer". - Assassinating Moses, Vol. 5.
- ISBN 87-7876-393-2 - Danish title: 'Profeten
som Ukendt Geni', C.A. Reitzel Publishers,
Copenhagen 2005, 272 pages, illstr., DKK 248,-
(Text has written approval
from Anu Kumar at 20.Dec.2011 for free use by OvS.)
Afterword - on the author and the Moses-series
Ove von Spaeth is a
scholar, historian, writer and researcher; also an artist and graphic
designer. He was born and lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. In the 1970’s, Ove
von Spaeth began studying ancient history and religions and ancient
astronomy. And in the 1980’s, a study in depths of the world’s oldest
star-map from Egypt - the ‘Senmut star-map’ - he published in 1984 the first
investigations, and in 1999-2000 he published some ground-breaking results
in Centaurus, the international history of science journal, vol.42.
The author’s treatise
reveals that ancient Egyptians were not concerned merely to represent
astro-mythological features in star maps as aspects of their cosmology but
also to mirror specific events in the sky as and when they occurred.
Supported by modern astronomical computational methods, it opens up areas
that have remained unexplored.
From the start this
venture led him also to further studies on ancient Egypt resulting in
1999-2004 in his five books on the historical Moses and the Egyptian
background. The books and the historical material develop the Egyptian
context of Moses in greater detail and outlines and deals with existing
literary and extra-textual sources on the life of Moses, the role of this
biblical prophet as a military and religious leader, philosopher, pioneer,
and formulator of a code of law.
Von Spaeth's method also
consists of bringing together ancient Hebrew texts, such as ancient
Rabbinical Writings and Egyptian inscriptions and manuscripts for comparing
the accounts for cross-references with regard to specific events in Egyptian
history. From this as well from the astronomical records, the author
suggests that these sources (including Josephus and Manetho) complement each
other in supporting the view that Moses was an exiled prince, while mostly
official records of his existence were systematically erased.
:: Anu Kumar, Ph.D.
in English Literature, Pittsburgh University; M.A. in Sanskrit Studies,
Copenhagen University; Associate Professor in Hindi, Aarhus University, -
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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