Although redaction criticism is seen by some scholars as the most recent of the three disciplines about how the New Testament scriptures came to formation, in particular, what resources did biblical writers of the gospel use to support their theological positions about the person of work of Jesus as the Christ, the act of redacting sacred and specifically biblical texts is nothing new. Royal houses commonly had script writers, especially as nation states in Africa grew. As tribal communities grew to organized central governments where one of the requirements for office was the ability to read and write and understand the hieroglyphic and hieractic systems. Understanding this reading and writing system qualified them for government work as scribes who worked for the pharoah. Although the discipline of redaction criticism is dated after World War post Germany, the concerned with the interaction between an inherited tradition and a later interpretive point of view is, in my opinion, that redacting sources of material has long been a tradition since early man and woman invented the first writing system. Its goal are to understand why the items from the tradition were modified and connected as they were, to identify the theological motifs that were at work in composing a finished Gospel, and to elucidate the theological point of view which is expressed in and through the gospel narrative (Perrin). In other words, redaction criticism, as it relates to sacred text entails why an author chose certain materials materials to make point of view.
The people who populated ancient Egypt were not born there, they came from the Nile Valley High Culture…a river civilization or cultural highway that already mastered so much of what we today call our sciences. Any attempt to alter this fact is being disingenuious to this pre-dyanstic ancient population group. The first Egyptians can only be seen through the eyes of its’ frescoes (art renditions/or paintings) seen in pharaonic tombs of the first six dynastic periods, where people were employed in agriculture, skilled trades, mercenaries, and even slaves who had legal rights, unlike in later times when slaves did not have this consideration. These were the people who traversed from one region of the continent to another. Remember, they were all on one continental land mass, so the disimilarities and differences were not as portrayed in their artwork. When foreigners first arrived in the delta Mediterranean area (Upper Egypt) was born, that Upper Egypt region was the southern part of ancient Egypt and a rival kingdom to Lower Egypt until Menes united the two kingdoms in about 3100 BC where the Old Kingdom developed.
The period of Egyptian rule began immediatly following the Archaic Dynasty ( Early Dynastic Period) from about 2613 BC to 2160 BC. The Second Intermediate Period rule in Egypt began in 1652 BC to 1567 BC during which time the Egyptians were ruled by Asiatics who came from the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagasscar. (?)