Original Historical Documents|
Chart||Amenhotep III||Osorken II||Chart|
Record of the First Jubilee Celebration of Amenhotep III from the Tomb of Khamet|
[II, Sec. 871-873]
"Appearance of the king upon the throne, to receive the report of the harvest of the South and North."
"Communication of the report of the harvest of the year 30 in the presence of the king, consisting of the harvest of the great inundation of the jubilee [which] his majesty [celebrated]; by the stewards of the estates of Pharaoh, L.P.H., together with the chiefs of the South and North, from this land of Kush the wretched, as far as the boundary of Naharin."
"Hereditary prince, count, who satisfies the heart of the king in the whole land, the two eyes of the king in the cities of the South, his two ears in the nomes of the Northland, king's-scribe -- (named) Khamhet."
Record of the Royal Jubilee of Osorken II from Bubastis|
[IV, Sec. 748-751]
"Appearance of the majesty of this August god, beginning the way, to rest in the jubilee-house, which his majesty made anew, of .... all its walls are of electrum, the columns ... ."
"Carrying the king, sitting upon the portable throne; procession of the king to the palace."
"All lands, all countries, Upper-Retenu, Lower-Retenu, all inaccessible countries are under the feet of this `Good God'."
"Year 22, fourth month of the first season (occured) the appearance of the king in the temple of Amon, which is in the jubilee-hall, resting on the portable throne; and the assumption of the protection of the Two Lands by the king, the protection of the sacred women of the house of Amon, and the protection of all the women of his city, who have been maid-servants since the time of the fathers, even the maid-servants in every house, who are assessed for their service yearly."
"Lo, his majesty sought great benefactions for his father, Amon-Re, when he (Amon) decreed the first jubilee for his son, who rests upon his throne, that he might decree for him a great multitude (of jubilees) in Thebes, mistress of the Nine Bows."
"Said the king in the presence of his father, Amon: `I have protected Thebes in her height and in her breadth, pure, delivered to her lord. No inspectors of the kings-house journey to her; her people are protected forever, in the great name of the `Good God'."
|Ramses II||Ramses III|
First Gebel Silsileh Inscription|
[Vol. III, Sec. 559; All other inscriptions follow this one very closely.]
"Year 30, First occurrence of the royal jubilee of the Lord of the Two Lands, Usermare-Setepnere, given life forever."
"[His majesty commanded] to celebrate the royal jubilee in the whole land."
"King's-son, (sem)-priest, Khamwese, triumphant."
El Kab inscription of the High Priest of Nekhbet, Setau, on Ta's Organizing Visit for the Jubilee|
[Vol. IV, Sec. 413, 414]
"Year 29, month [one] of the third season, day 28. The vizier Ta sailed north, after he had come to take the gods of the South for the Sed Jubilee."
"[Year 29 under the majesty] of King Ramses III; first occurrence of the Sed Jubilee. His majesty commanded to commission the governor of the (residence) city, the vizier, Ta, to carry out the customary regulations in the house of the Sed Jubilee, to go to the `House-of-Ramses-Meriamon (Ramses II), -the-[Good-God].' Reception of the bow of the barque of the Divine Hand by the king himself, when he was [in] the Southern City."
As Alan Montgomery has pointed out, these Jubilee inscriptions seem to suggest that the author of Osorken II's Jubilee Inscription patterned his text after that of Amenhotep III as the highlighted portions show. He wrote:
"In addition to Velikovsky's evidence Kitchen, an orthodox Egyptologist, unwittingly provided additional support. Osorkon II celebrated a royal jubilee in his 22nd year by reading a jubilee text in the Temple of Amon. Kitchen states, "this very text is nothing more than a word-for-word copy of just such a text as occurs over the king carried in procession for a jubilee of Amenhotep III depicted at the Soleb Temple…." [Kitchen, 1986, p. 321]. Osorkon II supposedly overlooked the many jubilee texts of the 19th Dynasty. But surely, the unexpected selection of a 500-year-old text of the 18th Dynasty requires an explanation. None is given. However, in Velikovsky's revision the next earliest jubilee was that of Amenhotep III. No extraordinary explanation is needed."
Reading the Jubilee Inscriptions of Ramses II & Ramses III shows that they are mostly different from the 18th and 22nd Dynasty ones. In the conventional scenario both, Ramses II & Ramses III, come before Osorken II. In revised view, Osorken II reigned a little more than 100 years after Amenhotep III. A far cry from 500 years.
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