Per Barbara Thiering, Qumran was known as Egypt when the Egyptian Therapeutae met there (Jesus the Man page 76.) This was a handy code name to use in Revelations to keep the information from falling into the hands of the Kittim (Romans.)
I agree with you that there is a tremendous influence of Egypt in the development of Christianity and Judaism. But I would also argue that there is a Babylonian influence as well. Hillel the Great, the creator of the golden rule, came from Babylon for example.
But as Charles Pope so correctly states, the Babylonian and Egyptian ruling familes were interrelated in much the same the European monarchs were interrelated prior to World War 1! One big, very fractious family.
Have a great day!
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