By Paul S. Ash
Ash re-examines the query of the connection among Egypt and Palestine through the time of David and Solomon. via analysing the entire on hand evidence-epigraphical assets from Egypt, archaeological info from Palestine and the pertinent biblical texts-he concludes that relatives and contacts among Egypt and the peoples inhabiting old Palestine on the time of David and Solomon have been minimum. Any reconstructions of the historical past of relatives and contacts among Egypt and Palestine, together with old Israel, needs to take this learn into consideration.
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113. See, for example, The Epigraphic Survey, Medinet Habu, I, Pis. 91, 111. 114. For example in Hall, Pharaoh, pi. 61. 115. For a photo of the pectoral, see Hall, Pharaoh, pi. C. ; New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1990), I, p. 422, fig. 268; for a discussion of the piece, see Hall, Pharaoh, p. C. Hayes, Scepter, I, pp. 52, 420. 46 David, Solomon and Egypt tion of Shoshenq's invasion, the others depict fictitious victories. 116 Considering its proximity in time to the others, most likely Siamun's Battle Relief depicts a fictitious victory as well.
Brill, 1971), pp. 100, 101. 48 David, Solomon and Egypt Thirdly, the meaning of the expression 'those of Seir' is uncertain. /Seir', that is, the Seirites or Edomites who lived in Edom. 127 Unfortunately, the exact nuance of the expression cannot be fully explicated. 128 However, owing to the extensive use of pronouns throughout the text, it is difficult to decipher the object of Wermai's statement, either his savior or his oppressor. In either case, however, it is not necessary to understand the location of 'those of Seir' as a point far from Egypt.
The Epigraphical Evidence from Egypt 37 king of this dynasty), Papyrus Moscow 127, and a stela erected by Shoshenq I when he was still the chief of the Meshwesh. From the early twenty-second dynasty the relevant texts are: records of Shoshenq's campaign, an inscription on a statue of a certain Pediest, and a few inscriptions from Byblos. a. The Twenty-First Dynasty Siamun 's Battle Relief A fragment of a limestone relief found in the excavations at Tanis (San el Hagar59) by P. 61 Only what appears to be the enemy's two arms remain, one raised in a gesture of abjection and the other angled downward, holding an alleged crescentic double-axe.
David, Solomon and Egypt: A Reassessment by Paul S. Ash