Was Yuya Really Joseph?

– In 1987 Ahmed Osman published the book Stranger in the Valley of the Kings, in which he proposed that the ancient Egyptian nobleman named Yuya was actually the Biblical figure Joseph. The book sold well and granted Osman status as one of the gurus of the pseudo-scientific secrets of Ancient History. Contemporary Egyptologists however saw the book’s claims as extreme and some, most notably Donald Redford, attacked Osman with scathing reviews. In spite of and perhaps due to this criticism Osman has been able to go on and publish additional books asserting even more amazing connections between the story of the Hebrew Patriarchs in the Bible and Egyptian History. Now even though 25 years has passed the supporters of Osman and his critics still remain entrenched in their arguments. Perhaps a generation is enough time for a new theory to spring from this ground so fertile with discourse. (Full Article)

Joseph and His Brothers Welcomed by Pharaoh, by James Tissot (c. 1900).

Joseph and His Brothers Welcomed by Pharaoh, by James Tissot (c. 1900).