Why They Hated Akhenaten


We have concluded here that Akhenaten was no different than any other member of the royal family. He was not hated for being a Hebrew, but because he failed (in the minds of most of his relatives) to properly fulfill his appointed role.

It is, as you say, very difficult to compare Akhenaten with Moses. It is the proverbial "comparing apples and oranges". Akhenaten was a king who lived at a particular time. Moses is a composite literary invention that combines the lives of multiple kings who lived at widely varying times in history but shared a similar typecasting within the royal family. There is also a bit of good old-fashioned story telling and myth thrown in for good measure.