Ancient Egyptian race controversy (Wikipedia)
is a complicated and debated subject. Scientific understanding of Paleolithic
times or the Stone Age is entirely a modern age construct and is based on science rather than religious myth such as Adam & Eve in the Jewish bible. Mormon scripture fully embraces Adam & Eve as literal history that defines man’s origin and beginnings on planet earth. And all that is proven wrong by science!
Metropolitan Museum of Art
provides succinct statements about the various periods leading up to dynastic Egypt and thereafter; here are the timelines:
ca. 300,000–7000 B.C. (Paleolithic)
ca. 7000–4500 B.C. (Neolithic)
ca. 4500–3800 B.C. (Badarian Period)
ca. 3800–3650 B.C. (Naqada I)
ca. 3650–3300 B.C. (Naqada II)
ca. 3300–3100 B.C. (Naqada III)
ca. 2649–2150 B.C. (Old Kingdom, Dynasties 3–6)
ca. 2150–2030 B.C. (First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 8–mid-Dynasty 11)
ca. 2030–1640 B.C. (Middle Kingdom, mid-Dynasty 11–Dynasty 13)
Obviously, the above scientific timelines contradict Joseph Smith’s revelations confirming biblical chronology for the 6,000
year history of man’s existence on the earth. Science shatters the myth of Adam & Eve! It calls into question the reality of mythical antediluvian patriarchs living for hundreds of years. It discredits Smith’s Enoch in the Book of Moses and makes Noah’s progeny as described in the Book of Abraham look like pseudepigrapha that piggybacks biblical myth.
Google God wrote:Humans first evolved in Africa, and much of human evolution occurred on that continent. The fossils of early humans who lived between 6 and 2 million years ago come entirely from Africa. Most scientists currently recognize some 15 to 20 different species of early humans.
Google God wrote:Scientists are sure that Homo sapiens first evolved in Africa, and we know that every person alive today can trace their genetic ancestry to there. It has long been thought that we began in one single east or south African population, which eventually spread into Asia and Europe.
We may safely dismiss Joseph Smith’s story about Egyptus
having left the ark in the realms of Ararat and traveling south through Sinai into the Delta in which Egypt was said to be founded by her son who was named “Pharaoh”
(Great House) as if he lived in a spacious palace! The narrative in the Book of Abraham is uninspired fiction and has no basis or connection with credible archaeology and science.
Let the record show or at least highly suggest that people who first migrated into the Delta (Lower Egypt) did not come from the north! They came from the south, Upper Egypt, from the long and windy Nile which flows northward into the Mediterranean Sea. The first people to have originally settled into Upper Egypt came from the south -- dark AFRICA! Much later, migrations and settlements into Lower Egypt came from all directions until finally the Unification of Egypt under a single king (Narmer/Menes) took place and the First Dynasty was established in 3,000 BC.
Let the record show that Egypt was first founded by people from the south. Joseph Smith was wrong on every account! The Book of Abraham is not inspired. The Book of Abraham is false and the testimony therein is a lie.
I so testify in the name of Science and Egyptology.