Sunday, September 4, 2011

The First Monotheist...

was Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh who died around 1334 B.C.  He asserted that the many gods Egypt worshiped did not exist--only Aten, the disk of the sun, was real.  That is what Akhenaten claimed, long before Zoroastrianism, long before Abraham.

Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
Lecture 4--Akhaneten
Professor Bob Brier
The Teaching Company

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