Ralph Ellis is an airline captain with a distinctly lateral, open-minded view on historyand religion.He has written five books so far, which purport to explain every last facet of man'shistory. Under this new concept, the pyramids of Egypt become the central cathedralcomplex of the early Israelites, who were, in fact, the Hyksos Shepherd Kings of Lower Egypt.
The tombs of King David, King Solomonand the Queen of Sheba discovered.
by Ralph Ellis
This new article is an introduction to my latest book,
Solomon, Falcon of Sheba.
Solomon, Falcon of Sheba
One of the primary problems for Judaeo-Christian theologians is the disturbing realitythat both King David and King Solomon, the most celebrated kings of Judaic history,cannot be found in the historical record. So how can this be so? How could a wealthyand influential empire suddenly disappear from the archaeological record? The physicalevidence, or rather the lack of it, has long been deeply troubling.But, having at last discovered solid evidence that showed the true location for the tombsand sarcophagi of King Solomon and King David, I did wonder how these preciousartifacts had not been identified previously. It was only on visiting this location that thereasons became more clear. While I had already ascertained that these two historicsarcophagi had lain, misidentified, in a museum for more than sixty years, I was still not prepared for what I actually discovered - at the back of a small, unexceptional room, themagnificent solid silver coffins of two of the most celebrated monarchs in ancienthistory lay in total darkness!This investigation had begun several years ago with the publication of my first book Jesus, Last of the Pharaohs, in which I traced the history of the early biblical patriarchsand showed them to have been the Hyksos pharaohs of Egypt. If the truth were known,the biblical Exodus of 'lowly' shepherds out of Egypt was actually the historical exodusof the Hyksos Shepherd Kings out of Egypt. This book was followed swiftly by a sequelcalled Tempest & Exodus, which showed clear evidence that the biblical Exodus had been inscribed upon an ancient Egyptian stele of Ahmose I.But what of the later and more famous Judaic monarchs from the United Monarchy of Israel? What of King David and King Solomon? While these monarchs wereundoubtedly missing from the archaeological record of Judaea, could they too have hadan Egyptian ancestry and heritage? This suggestion might initially seem to be highlyunlikely, as it is obvious that nothing in the biblical history of the United Monarchy can be directly compared to the chronologically equivalent pharaohs within the 21st and22nd dynasties of Egypt. But perhaps the real problem here, is that this accepted axiomis so obvious that nobody has actually tried comparing these two dynasties, and upon