The phenomenon of Akhenaten's (1358-1341 BC) sudden zeal for monotheism was clearly a result of the Jewish exodus from Egypt in 1446 BC.Akhenaten is a thorn in the side of liberal "Bible trasher" archeologists who date the exodus at 1270 BC. Notice the mention of the Hebrew greeting "Shalom".Their leading troops were left behind, Their legs made no stand except to flee, Their archers abandoned their bows, The hearts of their runners grew weak as they sped, They loosened their water-skins, cast them down, Their packs were untied, thrown away.The vile chief, the Libyan foe, Fled in the deep of night alone, No plume on his head, his feet unshod, His wives were carried off from his presence, His food supplies were snatched away, He had no drinking water to sustain him.Further, drowning in the Red Sea was the easy way out.It was far more humiliating for Thutmoses III to have to travel back to a destroyed Egypt WITHOUT his army to face his people.
Who removed the mountain of copper from the people's neck, that he might give breath to the imprisoned folk.
Also notice the portrayal of Israel as a rural farming nation, just as was true during the time of the Judges when this stele was made.
Year 5, 3rd month of summer, day 3, under the Majesty of Horus: Mighty Bull, Rejoicing in Maat; the King of Upper and Lower Egypt: Banere-meramun; the Son of Re: Merneptah, Content with Maat, magnified by the power, exalted by the strength of Horus; strong bull who smites the Nine Bows, whose name is given to eternity forever.
As for Egypt, "Since the gods," they say, "She is the only daughter of Pre; His son is he who's on the throne of Shu, None who attacks her people will succeed.
The eye of every god is after her despoiler, It will make an end of all its foes", So say they who gaze toward their stars, And know all their spells by looking to the winds.
He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, Let us flee from Israel, for the Lord is fighting for them against the Egyptians.