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Ancient Egypt: Land of the Black Pharaohs

Joseph Son of Jacob found in Egyptian History

Joseph Son of Jacob found in Egyptian History (Exhibit Component)

This component is a part of the exhibit on Egyptian antiquity called “Ancient Egypt: Land of the Black Pharaohs”, which gives the history of how the Nation of Israel was formed. The story begins with Joseph, the son of Jacob, who was sold into slavery in Egypt almost 3,500 years ago.

Component Overview

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Explore History with Jake

This section is geared at aspiring leaders of tomorrow. It is hosted by Jake, a young, powerful Israelite whose superpower comes from the Love of Wisdom gifted to him for keeping God’s commandments. Jake is wise beyond his years and likes to share his passion for history and scholarship with the world. He encourages everyone to partake of his wisdom using the share icons provided.

Scenes from the Tomb of Joseph

Here is found an expansion upon information and concepts introduced by Jake. It is for visitors who would like additional tangible material on the facts presented.

Joseph Israel: The Hebrew Visionary whose Dreams changed History

The featured article of this exhibit component gives background information. It explains who Joseph was to provide further insight about how and why he ended up in Egypt. There is a Navigation Pane specific to the featured article that provides a Table of Contents and other helpful resources. 

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This research publication, “Joseph in Egypt: Revelation of a Hebrew Patriarch in a Foreign Land” is the foundation of this exhibit component.

This component on Joseph is part of the exhibit titled, Ancient Egypt: Land of the Black Pharaohs. Click the "Start Here" button above for an overview of this component.


This research publication, “Joseph in Egypt: Revelation of a Hebrew Patriarch in a Foreign Land” is the foundation of this exhibit component.


The Ancient Egypt exhibit, including this component on Joseph, belong to the Pre-history timeframe of Israelitish history. It begins more than 3,500 years in the past. View Hebrew Heritage Timeline below.

Ancient Egypt: Land of the Black Pharaohs

Learn about how the the Nation of Israel was formed more than 3,200 years ago!

Original Egyptians

Ancient Egypt was founded by "Black" Africans known as Nilotes.

What is a Nilote?

A descendant of Ham that comes from the Nile region. Authentic Egyptians are Nilotic Hamites called Nubians. They are Nilotes.


Real Egyptians

True descendants of ancient Egypt are called Nubians.

Explore History With Jake

Ask Jake !

Yes. All true Egyptians are Hamites, which are dark-skinned “Black” African people. Shem, Ham, and Japheth are the three sons of Noah who fathered all of Humanity after the Biblical Flood. Every people group on the planet comes from one of those three men. 

“These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.” (Genesis 9:19)

Ham is the father of all African people groups, including the true Egyptians. Though some of his descendants may have lightened skin tones because of Hamitic sons mixing with “White” women.

A lot of the “White” colonizers in Egypt do not know their history. They think they are the descendants of the pharaohs. But they are the descendants of the people that murdered the pharaohs (i.e. Greco-Romans), and the people that stole the pharaonic legacy (i.e. Turkmen).

The true Egyptians are the Nubians who suffer discrimination and oppression at the hands of the “White” colonizers in their land. Those colonizers have changed ancient artifacts to look like themselves. Because they did not intend for anyone to know what they have done.

The best thing for us young righteous Israelites to do is continue learning real history. We can safely do this here online at IIVMID. And we can also study offline with our parents at home and our IUIC family. But be careful about trying to teach heathens that do not want to know the truth– including unrepentant Israelites. Dishonest people rarely like to be confronted with the truth.

Modern "Egyptians"

Egypt of today is occupied by "White" colonizers mostly of Turkic origin.

What is a Turkmen?

A descendant of Japheth that came into Shemitic and Hamitic lands (i.e. Middle East) via the Ottoman Empire. They speak Arabic, practice Islamic religion, and have assumed the identity of authentic Arabs or Ishmaelites (e.g. "Blacks") in general which is the only difference between them and other Turkic peoples. 


Ottoman Turkmen are the "White" face of modern Egypt.

Scenes from the Tomb of Joseph

Select scenes from Joseph’s tomb in Egypt (Theban Tomb 100) show that the image of the true Egyptians has been changed. In the name of “conservation”, Eurocentric egyptologists have replaced the authentic Nilotic skin tones of Egyptians with Turkic ones.

The Middle East region is one of the sunniest in the world. All of its original inhabitants were dark-skinned “Black” people. This is a requirement for survival and even more so when wearing minimal clothing. Ancient “Middle Easterners” are almost always depicted with little to no clothing working or basking in the scorching sun. This is an impossible feat for non-Blacks even to this day.

Modern “Egyptians” and other “Whites” living in the Middle East drape their bodies in layered cloths to protect it from the sun. They also have access to sunblock, as well as technological advances and Medicine that allow them to escape the natural consequences of living in Black lands.

Images on the left are before “conservation” and are actual photos of the tomb walls in Egypt. Images on the right are after “conservation” and are facsimiles (drawings) of the tomb walls on display at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.


Egyptian Banquet of Nobles, c.  1470 B.C. LEFT: Authentic Theban Tomb wall (TT100). RIGHT: Facsimile by Eurocentrist Nina de Garis Davies (1925 A.D.), Accession No.: 30.4.78; Metropolitan Museum. 

This scene from the Tomb of Rekhmire shows an Egyptian banquet hosted for noblemen. Two female guests are being waited on by two young servant-girls. It is evident from the original tomb wall, shown on the left, that all of them initially had dark-brown skin. The young girls' hair is even braided to their scalps, followed by dangling individual plats. Today this is called "corn-rows" and is exclusively characteristic of Black Communities around the world. But Eurocentric Egyptologists have tried to culturally appropriate Shemitic and Hamitic heritage, by changing their hair texture and skin tones.


Syrian Slaves Making Bricks, c.  1475 B.C. LEFT: Authentic Theban Tomb wall (TT100). RIGHT: Facsimile by Eurocentrist Nina de Garis Davies (19th century A.D.), Accession No.: 30.4.77; Metropolitan Museum.

This scene from the Tomb of Rekhmire shows Syrian captives making mudbricks. They are completely naked, aside from undergarments to protect their loins. They are performing hard labor outdoors, in the fiery Egyptian sun. It is illogical to think or suggest these could have been anything other than Black people. The original tomb wall, shown on the left, show them to have been Black. But Eurocentric Egyptologists have tried to paint a different picture, that goes against history and against logic.

Joseph Israel The Hebrew Visionary whose Dreams changed History

Neither theologists nor secular researchers have been able to prove Joseph's existence and his presence in ancient Egypt as recounted in the Hebrew Scriptures. But IIVMID, under the direction of Christ, is able to reveal all.
Biblical Joseph with gold chain and fine line is Vizier Rekhmire
Tomb of Vizier Rekhmire (Biblical Joseph) wearing gold chain and fine linen (Genesis 41:42), from New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, c. 1479 B.C.-1425 B.C. Photo by Professor Mortal, Saint Paul, Minnesota.


Joseph was the eleventh son of Jacob (renamed Israel by God), the Father of the 12 Tribes of Israel. He was born through Israel’s wife, Rachel, and was favored above all his father’s children.

“Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children”. (Genesis 37:3)

He was born in the land of Canaan where his father dwelt as a stranger (Genesis 37:1), which later became the land of Israel after God expelled the Canaanites and gave it into the hands of the Israelites.

Joseph was a visionary from his childhood when he began dreaming prophetic dreams that would impact himself, his family, and the world. Before leaving home, he was shown that his family would one day bow down to him. (Genesis 37:5-10). He shared this information with his brothers who were not pleased with the revelation.

Their envy was now overwhelming against Joseph whom they hated, and they plotted to get rid of him and his dreams once and for all.

“Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.” (Genesis 37:20)


Initially, Joseph’s brothers wanted to murder him but instead decided to sell him to a company of Ishmaelites to avoid the repercussions of the law for murder. (Genesis 37:27). However, Midianitish merchants ended up selling him to the Ishamaelites, who bought him for twenty pieces of silver. 

“Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.” (Genesis 37:28)

While it was the Ishmaelites who bought and carried him, the Midiantes were the ones that sold Joseph into Egypt.

“And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh’s, and captain of the guard.” (Genesis 37:36).

Authentic Tomb of Joseph

As can be seen from the actual tomb of Joseph, himself and the ancient Egyptians among whom he lived were “Black” people. This is due to the fact that the original Hamites and Shemites were Blacks. Joseph was a Hebrew (Shemite) and the Egyptians were Africans (Hamites), but they looked similar. These skin tones shown are after more than 3,000 years of color fading, deterioration, and vandalism. The original skin coloring would have been much richer and darker–like Nilotes. Occurrences of Turkic or “White” colonizer skin tones shown is the result of “conservation” efforts by Eurocentric Egyptologists who have misrepresented history.

Video Walkthrough of Tomb of Vizier Rekhmire (Biblical Joseph), Theban Tomb 100 (TT100) in the Valley of Kings, Luxor, Egypt. Video credit: Anna Tan.


Joseph was a loyal servant who kept the commandments of God from his arrival in Egypt at Potiphar’s house.

“There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (Genesis 39:9)

His refusal to sin against God landed him in prison for rejecting the advances of his master’s wife.

“And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.” (Genesis 39:19)

From prison, Joseph quickly began to regain favour of chief men by the mercy of God. (Genesis 39:21-23). He made a name for himself through visionary dream interpretation and counsel. (Genesis 40:8 & Genesis 41:15). Pharaoh Thutmose III summoned him from the dungeon, and appointed him governor over all of Egypt.

“Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.”(Genesis 41:40)


In Egypt, Joseph was known as Rekhmire, Vizier of Egypt and Governor of Thebes. He served in that capacity for an estimated 80 years under 18th Dynasty Pharaohs Thutmose III (reigned c. 1479 B.C. to 1425 B.C.) and his predecessor (son), Amenhotep II (reigned c. 1479 B.C. to 1397 B.C.).

He began working for Thutmose III at age 30 (Genesis 41:46) and did not die until age 110 (Genesis 50:22). Joseph lived to see his great grand children brought up in Egypt.

“And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph’s knees.” (Genesis 50:23)

Because he married the daughter of an Egyptian nobleman (Genesis 41:45), Asenath– and he himself was a part of the Egyptian nobility– it is likely that some of his descendants remained in Egypt amongst the pharaonic aristocracy.

Interestingly, the following dynasty (e.g. 19th) was culturally Egyptian but genetically Hebrew, as will be shown in an upcoming component of the IIVMID exhibit, “Ancient Egypt: Land of the Black Pharaohs”.

Hebrews conquered and ruled ancient Egypt, as well as were formed into the Nation of Israel  centuries before Greco-Roman antiquity (i.e. “White” history) ever existed. This means that Blacks–whether Hamitic or Shemitic– were the Mothers and Fathers of civilization, not the “White” colonizers who have attempted to rescript human history in their favor after their likeness.


Use this pane to view the Table of Contents and other helpful resources available for “Joseph Israel: The Hebrew Visionary Whose Dreams Changed History”.

For the featured article, detail is given about Joseph's life before entering Egypt, and his right-standing with God that caused him to be blessed in a way that saved his family and impacted the world for generations to come.

Table of Contents

Midianites' Role in Salvation of Israel

Joseph’s brothers were feeding their father’s flock first in Shechem (Genesis 37:14) but moved further north to Dothan (Genesis 37:17). An Ishmaelitish company was approaching them from the Northeast headed from Gilead down into Egypt.  At the same time, Midianitish merchants approached them from the southeast (presumably headed from the land of Midian), and passed them. Joseph’s brothers had thrown him in a well without water in it (Genesis 37:24). When the Midianites went to draw water for their travels, they pulled out Joseph instead. The Ishamaelites’ and Midianites’ paths had crossed while the brothers were away eating lunch. When they returned for Joseph, he was already gone. (Genesis 37:29-30). Had the Midianites not intervened by the hand of God, Joseph’s brothers would have been put to death under the law. (Exodus 21:16). And the salvation of the 12 Tribes of Israel would not have been possible.

Land of Midian Map
Ancient Midian was located in modern northwest Saudi Arabia. Ishmaelites dwelt with the Midianites on the Arabian Peninsula. Both were descendants of Abraham: the former from Hagar, the Egyptian handmaiden of his wife Sarah; the latter from Keturah, his wife following Sarah's death. Hagar bore Ishmael, Kenturah bore Midian. But the Abrahamic Covenant is exclusive to Isaac, son of Sarah.

Joseph in Egypt: Revelation of a Hebrew Patriarch in a Foreign Land

IIVMID’s research publication on Joseph provides documented proof of his identity in Egypt’s history.

Joseph in His Old Age

As Vizier and Governor of Thebes, Joseph dutifully fulfilled his responsibilities well into his old age. A stone relief found in his tomb (TT100) depicts just that.

Vizier Rekhmire (Biblical Joseph) as an aged man waking up early to go forth and faithfully perform his duties under pharaoh Amenhotep II.


The Timeline of Israelitish history is divided into three timeframes: “Pre-history” (before the Nation of Israel was formed); “Ancient History” (after the Nation was formed, but before the Transatlantic Slavetrade); and “Modern History” (from the Transatlantic Slavetrade to the present). Visit Hebrew Heritage Blog to learn more.

Nilotic Peoples

Cover Photo: African dance group of Nilotic Hamites (Nuer people) at Brisbane festival. Dancers could easily blend into a crowd of Biblical Hebrews, and vice-versa.   (Credit: African dance group, July 2015, © SCCART)

Ancient Egypt was founded by indigenous inhabitants of the Nile region known as Nilotes. There are a lot of different tribes that belong to this people group, such as Beir, Nuer, and Anuak. Though they have distinct cultures and customs, all Nilotes are Black. They have high skin pigmentation that can safely enjoy Nilotic sun rays without sunblock or garments that shield them from the sun.  Some of them look very similar to other Black races, including the Biblical Hebrews. An example is the Nuer people. 

Further Reading:

Jackson, H. C. “THE NUER OF THE UPPER NILE PROVINCE.” Sudan Notes and Records 6, no. 1 (1923): 59–107.

Nuer Dance Celebration

Video Credit: Nuer Dance Group Brisbane by Rootz Studio. Used for educational purposes. For copyright communications, contact us.


Nubians are the Natives

Cover Photo: Two young Nubian girls of the Hamitic bloodline though they look very similar to Israelites of the Shemitic Bloodline. (Credit: Nubian children, January 2009, © Gizelle Paré)

Nubians are Nilotic Hamites (i.e. “Black” Africans) whose ancestors founded ancient Egypt. They live in their own region of Egypt known as Aswan, where they have been driven by “White” colonizers. They are the true descendants of pharaonic Egypt despite centuries of cultural appropriation and ethnic cleansing by “White” foreigners.

Further Reading:

Gilmore, Christine, and كرستين جلمور. “‘A Minor Literature in a Major Voice’: Narrating Nubian Identity in Contemporary Egypt /ﺃﺩﺏ » مهمش ذو صوت مركزي »: قص الهوية النوبية في مصر المعاصرة.” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, no. 35 (2015): 52–74.

Real Egyptians are "Black"

Video Credit: Egyptians are African Nubian (Black People) by African Holocaust Society. Used for educational purposes. For copyright communications, contact us.


Egyptians are Hamites

Cover Photo: Turkic man from Turkmenistan, physically identical to the modern “Egyptian” or Turkmen occupying Egypt today. (Credit: Turkmen, October 2008, © Gerhard Huber)

Although the face of Egypt has become “White”, that is the face of the colonizer. All of the original inhabitants of Africa– including Egypt and Israel/Canaanland were dark races, from Shem (Forefather of the Biblical Hebrews), and from Ham (Forefather of the Egyptians). White “Egyptians” are mostly descendants of Turkic invaders, whose Forefather is Japheth. 

Further Reading:

Kirwan, L. P. “Nubia and Nubian Origins.” The Geographical Journal 140, no. 1 (1974): 43–51.

Nubian Elder on Ancestry

Video Credit: Nubians of Egypt– The Black Egyptians/Pharaohs by Henny’s World. Used for educational purposes. For copyright communications, contact us.


Modern "Egyptians" are Turkmen

Cover Photo: Turkic man and woman from Turkmenistan, physically identical to the modern “Egyptian” or Turkmen occupying Egypt today. (Credit: Turkmen, October 2008, © Gerhard Huber)

Most of Egypt’s current population are descendants of the Ottoman Empire. These “White” colonizers ruled over Egypt– and the entire region referred to as the Middle East– for hundreds of years. They speak Arabic because their official religion was Islam, but they are not Arabs. Their empire was only recently dissolved following World War I (WWI), c. 1922 A.D. However, not before the repopulation of Egypt and surrounding areas with millions of their offspring and pushing the native Black races off of their ancestral homelands. These Turkmen have zero connection to the ancient civilizations of the Middle East region, including that of pharaonic Egypt.

Further Reading:

Ezzat, D. A. (2020). Pharaonic or Ottoman in Modern Egyptian Culture: Consequences of Immigration. Journal of Social Sciences16(1), 1-16.

Turkic Domination of Egypt

Video Credit: The Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire by History on Maps. Used for educational purposes. For copyright communications, contact us.