Re: "Akhenaten was Cyrus the Great Messiah"

This idea belongs to Brammer (El Reb), a frequent visitor to this site in the past. He now runs his own site at
where the details are well written and I am sure you will find them very interesting. Basically he is saying that Cyrus the Great was born under a death sentence. He was saved to become the leader who freed the Israelites from Babylon. Cyrus the Great became a law-giver. At his time, Ahmose II was the king in Egyp, whence the name Moses is borrowed. Also as Charles says the name Achaemenids is derived from Akhenaten. More importantly of course Cyrus was very much alive in the heart and memory of the Biblical scribes, who of course would not hesitate to add yet another twist the whole story of history-repeating!