regarding the real personage of Moses, who (according to Manetho), was Hosarsiph, son of the royal priestess who herself was sister to Pharaoh Rameses II. Hosarsiph was first cousin of Menephtah, whose father was Rameses II. While Memephtah was instructed in the cult of Ammon-Ra at Memphis (Noph), Hosarsiph was dedicated to Isis and Osiris by his mother, and trained in sacred knowledge, He had been dubbed "the silent one," so intense and almost quiet was he. Often he stammered while speaking, he appeared shy till of a sudden, like a sharp thunderbolt, a terrible idea would burst forth, leaving behind it a trail of light (these words are Schuré's). Hosarsiph became an initiate in the religion of Isis, but he was destined for something greater. He became the Deliverer, the Law-Giver, of the children of Israel. We know him as Moses.
The Black Moses
Prince of Egypt
Prince of Egypt
Whatever Manetho's animus against the Hebrew people, and perhaps the Jews of Alexandria, welcomed (invited and encouraged) to settle there by a certain Greek (Or Makedonian) named Alexander the Great, Manetho seemed determined to sully their record, associating them with the invasion of the Hyksos tribesmen of Asia, and making Moses (or Hosariph) something of a villain and ingrate. Moses, after all, had "turned against" his royal Egyptian family, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God (the outcast and enslaved Hebrews) than enjoy the pleasures of luxury and privilege (sin) for a season. In Manetho's accout, scholars say, he conflated the stories of two distinct Israelites -- Joseph (from whence Hosarsiph) and Moses. Each indeed was a Prince of Egypt. Each ultimately was loyal to his own heritage, and the faith of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob. But they were the bookends, as it were, to the centuries of servitude in Egypt. The Torah concludes with the Exodus. Out of Egypt have I called my son (Israel).
The Incomparable Moses
We are told that there arose not another Prophet like unto Moses (until the Promised one should come -- of Deuteronomy 18:18). The rabbis taught that a messianic King would rise up from King David's progeny with wisdom greater than Solomon and a prophetic stature approximating that of Moses himself. Moses knew God fact to face. Alone among all scriptures, the Torah was dictated by God verbally to Moses. It was to Moses that the Holy One identified himself as Ehyeh asher ehyeh.
Moses was in tribe of Levi..