as seen everywhere in the modern world.
If you think that history is all about the past … you’d better think again.
If you think the stories the Hebrew Bible had told about ancient Egypt was the whole truth … you’d better think once again.
And if you think that ancient Egypt was ruled by pharaohs … then you’d better read the next lines
“Kings or pharaohs, what difference does it make?” some might argue.
if we discovered that we’ve been living a myth
and still cling to it as the only truth till this very day.
According to the ancient texts and papyri, high ranking officials like high priests, princes, commanders of the army… etc, addressed the king as the ruler of the crowns, beloved of the gods, lord of the diadems, living forever and forever… but never as Pharaoh.
Etymology shows that the word pharaoh is the Greek pronunciation of the compound word ” pe-ro” or “pr –aa” which referred to the palace of the king or rather the great house and not necessarily the king himself.
In other words, it was customary and kind of required of those foreign subordinates who were not Egyptian subjects nor well instructed in the Egyptian ancient traditions and culture to refer to the king of Egypt as the great house dweller.
o thou lord of brightness
thou who art at the head
of the great house …
prince of night and of thick darkness …
he comes to thee being a pure soul …
..o, grant thou unto him
His mouth that he may speak therewith,
At the season when there are clouds
And darkness …”