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A·khe·na·ten

or A·khe·na·ton  (ä′kə-nät′n, äk-nät′n) also Ikh·na·ton (ĭk-nät′n) Originally A·men·ho·tep IV (ä′mən-hō′tĕp, ăm′ən-) Died c. 1355 bc.
King of Egypt (1372-1355) who rejected the old gods and initiated a monotheistic worship of the sun-god Aten.
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A•khe•na•ton

or A•khe•na•ten

(ɑkˈnɑt n, ˌɑ kə-)

also Akh•na•ton

(ɑkˈnɑt n)

n.
(Amenhotep IV) died 1357? b.c., king of Egypt 1375?-1357?: reformer of ancient Egyptian religion (son of Amenhotep III).
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Noun1.Akhenaton - early ruler of Egypt who rejected the old gods and replaced them with sun worship (died in 1358 BC)Akhenaton - early ruler of Egypt who rejected the old gods and replaced them with sun worship (died in 1358 BC)
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Velikovsky I (2009) Ages in chaos: volume I--From Exodus to king Akhnaton. Paradigma.
The letters convey political messages exchanged between Amenophis (1364 BC) and Akhnaton. The guide explains the job of a postman during Pharaonic ages, "they traveled along the Nile to deliver post and important messages of the kings which were usually delivered at night in iron boxes and safeguarded by a small entourage.
The debate is based on, from my point of view, the strength of rulership in the 18th Dynasty, with two great women: Neferteri and Hatshepsut, along with the great religious reformer, Akhnaton, and the great military genius, the brother of Hatshepsut, Thutmose III.
In his book, Oedipus and Akhnaton, published in the Sixties, Emmanuel Velikovsky had a theory that Akhnaten was the original of the Oedipus legend, that he murdered his father, married his mother and that Tutankhamun, whose splendid grave was opened by Howard Carter in the 1920s, was one of two sons of this union, who fought and killed each other.
type who became an Atonist and changed his name to Akhnaton (devoted to Aton)." During Akhnaton's reign, the Work flourishes in the hinterlands, and we discover that Jethro, not surprisingly, is an adept, "a descendent of an actual follower of Osiris who had gone into exile after Set's purge" (176).