Could Joseph and Imhotep have been the same person?

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Joseph directed the physicians in his service. He developed embalming techniques. Another one of his titles was Son of Ptah

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Then Joseph directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him, (Genesis 50:2)

Joseph-Imhotep produced many medical writings and was considered the father of modern medicine.  The Greeks regarded him as the God of Healing.

Pilgrims in the Ptolemaic dynasty use to bring offerings to Imhotep (mummified animals) hoping to be healed, over 1000 years after his death.  Thousands and thousands of mummified Ibis were found in pots in the Ibis Galleries connected to Imhotep’s tomb.  The tomb contained an empty sarcophagus orientated to the North.  The sarcophagus was orientated to the North indicating that Imhotep did not worship the Sun God ‘Ra’ but rather the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Yhvh.  His sarcophagus was empty because Moses and the Israelites took his bones when the Israelites left Egypt at the time of the Exodus.

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