The conventional (pseudo)chronology stretches and duplicates parts of the Egyptian 2nd IP and New Kingdom; Zahi Hawass’ response to scientific dating results is, the methods don’t work in Egypt. It’s a matter of, my professor said, I believe it, that settles it.
There isn’t any way to fit the conventional timeline to the linear historical events in the Old Testament — and that’s exactly the reason for the insistence that the conventional timeline can’t be modified.
from that PDF:
“A belief in biblical inerrancy necessitates an accompanying belief in the Bibles historical accuracy. Biblical history can be harmonized with Egyptian history, claims to the contrary notwithstanding. Israels exodus from Egypt in 1446 B.C. fits with the chronology of the 18th Dynasty pharaohs in Egyptian records.”
Egyptian history has to be harmonized with that of neighboring peoples, most significantly with the OT timeline, rather than the other way around. Continued to hold a belief in the inerrancy of the Egyptian pseudochronology necessitates an accompanying rejection of the entire text of the Bible.
The dates of the Egyptian dynasties are still largely based on Manetho’s records.
“Although we know that many of his divisions are arbitrary and that there was many a dynastic change where he indicates none... his dynasties divide the kings into convenient groups which have so long been employed in modern study of Egyptian history that it is now impossible to dispense with them.”
of Manetho’s record “a late, careless and uncritical compilation, which can be proven wrong from the contemporary monuments in the vast majority of cases, where such documents have survived.”
- J.H. Breasted
There are problems here due to an assumption that Manetho was recording the history in a classic chronological fashion.
It’s fair to assume that this incomplete record is not without error or misinterpretation, not to mention that dating for the Exodus and other events is also open to error and misinterpretation.
If Egypt allowed more extensive excavation,especially Red Sea diving, answers might be found. Unfortunately, Islam has a way of putting up roadblocks.