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Over half a century now, I have read and reread Velikovsky’s books.

Now, I have not read that book so I cannot tell what his research is like, or what evidence that he relies upon to support that hypothesis, but I must admit that the evidence that he uses to support his arguments that the Biblical and the Egyptian timelines that we currently use are out of sync by a period of about years is quite sound.

Fascinating research into alternative timelines for ancient history.

Ages in Chaos: A reconstruction of ancient history from the Exodus to King Akhnaton

That’s because they seemed to be six centuries apart. Ships from the UK. James, another Glasgow delegate who went on to publish a work challenging the concept of a widespread dark age at the end of the Bronze Age cgaos, credited Velikovsky with “point[ing] the way to a solution by challenging Egyptian chronology”, but criticised Velikovsky’s chronology as “disastrously extreme”, producing “a rash of new problems far more severe than those it hoped to solve” and noted that “Velikovsky understood little of archaeology and nothing of stratigraphy”.

Velikovsky is not the only scholar who dares to question the accepted history with regards to the Biblical and the Egyptian history, as David Rohl also goes down that path with his book, though I will not necessarily discuss this here as I also intend to write a commentary on that book. I read Immanuel Velikovsky’s Ages in Chaos on and off for a month or two.


Velikovsky may be sailing on free winds on details, but his overall view is correct. His books ni Immanuel Velikovsky was a Russian-born American independent scholar, best known as the author of a number of controversial books reinterpreting the events of ancient history, in particular the US bestseller Worlds in Collisionpublished in Velikovsky’s rebuttal to Masters was scathing, running the gamut from haggling over details to ad hominems.

Better World Books Ltd Condition: Books by Immanuel Velikovsky. May 03, Mahala rated it really liked it. Some specific proposals included: An alternative interpretation of ancient history. Book is a bit dry as Velikovsky goes into immxnuel a bit of detail to make his case on some points.

Feb 24, Im,anuel Burr rated it really liked it. Shift them six centuries, and they match the events described in the Books of Kings and Chronicles, the Mesha Stele of Moab, and Assyrian records. He is one of the most brilliant writers I have read.

Selective Name Index, illustrated in full-page photo plates. Very good with the spine cocked, small sticker on front fly in a good only dustwrapper that is worn and torn on edges, spine faded.

Egyptian and Greekand were conventionally considered to be entirely different people living in different centuries, but were proposed by Velikovsky to be actually erroneously dated accounts of the same individuals and events: This book recosiders time lines for ancient history in the near east Ancient Egypt and Israel. Styles of written records do the same.

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View all 4 comments. Velikovsky had put forward his ideas briefly in Theses for the Reconstruction of Ancient History inbut Ages in Chaos was his first full-length work on the subject. Nov 30, Johnathan Steere rated it liked it. One important disagreement is that Rohl and James consider that the chronology of the ancient Near East becomes fixed by the conquests of the Assyrians in the 7th century BCE.


His starting point was that the Exodus took place not, as orthodoxy has it, at some point during the Egyptian New Kingdom, but at the fall of the Middle Kingdom. Emmet Sweeney has published his chronological revisions in a series of works entitled Ages in Alignment. Very Good condition in a Very Good dust jacket. The foundation is sound.

No one has been able to more than guess at who was the Queen of Sheba who visited King Solomon. Octavo standard book size.

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Temple Kehoe rated it it was amazing Apr 23, The controversy surrounding his work and its reception is often referred to as “the Velikovsky affair”. Sign In Register Help Cart.

Sporadic foxing within, text mostly clean. A reconstruction of ancient history from the Exodus to King Akhnation. Because he had to discover and to collate them, this book is written like a detective story.

Velikovsky, Immanuel []. At the time of his death he considered that completing his reconstruction of ancient history would require a further two volumes: Pages clean looking carefully read with light natural tanning.

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Text is tight, clean, unmarked. His view that the Hittite Empire is simply an invention of modern historians, and that the supposedly Hittite archaeological remains in modern Turkey are actually Chaldean i.

This is a later printing. Amazing work for its time published in A second volume was due for publication shortly after this but was postponed.