An alternative translation of Hatshepsut is “She who is married to someone other than her brother” and there were only two in Egyptian history. One was the foster mother of Moses. The other was the first wife of Solomon, the one designated to birth the son that inherited the throne.
We know the abysmal state of Egyptian chronology. What if Velikovsky was correct, and Egyptian chronology is off by 700 years?
What if this Hatsepsut was actually Solomon’s Egyptian wife and Thutmose III was their son? What if his common name in Israel was Sheshonk, and he invaded the newly formed nation of Judea to take the inheritance that was denied to him by Rheoboam? What if he saw the poverty of the land and decided to just take what wealth was in the temple and the cities and not bother with the land?
That would explain why Rheoboam capitulated in releasing the treasures of the temple so quietly and so willingly that it is not even fully recorded.
It would also explain why he tried to ascend the throne built by Solomon, but never got to sit on the throne because it broke his ankle and that wound took him about a year to heal, a year that he spent in his treasure city that he built just outside of Jerusalem, a building that is still standing to this day.
That would also explain his animosity toward his mother for not fighting for his right of inheritance.
That would also explain why her body has never been found, although claims that it has clearly show the facial profile of a male upon facial reconstruction, and the fact that the body was fat indicates that the person was a male eunuch that served in the Egyptian court, not the nubile female who painted her whole body with electrum to show off its beauty, while her sarcophagus was empty when it was found because she is buried in Ethiopia, an Egyptian territory, as tradition says she is, beneath a fallen obelisk.
That would also explain why Jeroboam was never concerned about the Egyptian forces invading Judea, because his wife was the sister of the Pharaoh’s Great Wife, and he was well known among the Egyptians. His position as the king of the northern 10 tribes had already placed him in a position of subservience to the Pharaoh.
That would explain why Deir el-Bahri is unique among Egyptian architecture. It is the house that Solomon built for his Egyptian wife to remove her from the temple mount, and it is a replica of the temple mount, including the stumps of California Redwood trees that were still in place when the property was first inventoried that lined the stairs up to the temple grounds.
And that would also add just one more reason why the Jews hate Solomon’s memory to this day.