The Yes, They Were BLACK! Series* – Who was the Princess who Found Baby Moses?

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Who was Pharaoh’s Daughter who found baby Moses and the Pharaoh during this event?
As the question is categorized under “Old Testament,” it should be noted that Scripture doesn’t provide her name, identifying her only as “Pharaoh’s daughter.” The account is found in Exodus 2.

Exodus 2
The Birth of Moses
2 Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, 2 and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. 3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket[a] for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. 4 His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.

5 Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the riverbank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. 6 She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. “This is one of the Hebrew babies,” she said.

7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?”

8 “Yes, go,” she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. 9 Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.” So the woman took the baby and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses,[b] saying, “I drew him out of the water.”

So who was the Princess aka Pharaoh’s Daughter?
hatshepsut[Answer]: Hatshepsut! She was the Royal Princess who found Moses.

[Her Background]:
Hatshepsut was the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him  Moses,saying, “I drew him out of the water.”

Hatshepsut name means “foremost of noble women” in Egyptian. This was the name of a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty.

hatshepsut-hatbeard  Hatshepsut3The Kemet/Egyptian queen who reigned for 22 years, might have accidentally poisoned herself with skin lotion, according to a new study. Researchers have detected a highly carcinogenic substance in the dried contents of a cosmetic vial found among the female pharaoh’s possessions. One of ancient Egypt’s most powerful rulers, Hatshepsut is thought to have died of bone cancer in 1458 B.C.

Now here are folks in present day who want to recreate her skin moisturizer and perfume for sale.  The picture below is the actual flask that she used.

Hatshepsut-flask-closeup

Who was the Pharaoh?
[Answer]: Tuthmosis I!

Birth name: Tuthmosis (“Born of the God Thoth”)
Throne name: Akheperkare (“Great is the soul of Re”)
Rule: 1524 – 1518 BC (3rd king of the 18th dynasty, New Kingdom)
Noteworthy relatives: Tuthmosis II (son), Hatshepsut (daughter)

Tutmosis I Tuthmosis was the king for only six years, but in that time he built a huge reputation as a mighty pharaoh. He led a legendary military expedition into Nubia, where he killed their chief in hand-to-hand combat. Legend says he returned to Egypt with the body of the chief hanging from his ship. Tuthmosis appointed a viceroy to manage Nubia and maintained a military presence there by building fortresses along the river.

He also wanted to serve up some revenge to the Hyksos for invading Egypt in the Second Intermediate Period, so he led an army all the way to the Euphrates River in Mesopotamia, taking out Hyksos tribes all along the way.

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