1:8 a new king. The beginning of a new era is marked off by the advent of a new Pharaoh. This Pharaoh may have been Ahmosis I (1570–1546 b.c.) of the eighteenth dynasty, who expelled the Hyksos, the Semitic rulers of Egypt from about 1700–1550 b.c. (Introduction: Date and Occasion; Acts 7:18 note).