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By Paul S. Ash

Ash re-examines the query of the connection among Egypt and Palestine throughout the time of David and Solomon. via analysing the entire to be had evidence-epigraphical assets from Egypt, archaeological information from Palestine and the pertinent biblical texts-he concludes that family members and contacts among Egypt and the peoples inhabiting historical Palestine on the time of David and Solomon have been minimum. Any reconstructions of the background of family members and contacts among Egypt and Palestine, together with historical Israel, needs to take this learn into consideration.

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In this case, this text does not indicate any direct contact between Egypt and Palestine at the end of the twenty-first dynasty. (3) Possibly, they may have wandered into Egypt, 129. M. Blackman, The Stela of Shoshenk, Great Chief of the Meshwesh', JEA 27 (1941), pp. 83-95 (84), pi. 11. 130. J. Yurco, 'Merenptah's Canaanite Campaign', JARCE 23 (1986), pp. 189215 (190); Gardiner, Ancient Egyptian Onomastica, I, pp. 180-87. Khor's boundaries are very uncertain and probably were very fluid. On the basis of Papyrus Anastasi III, A.

A few have challenged the equation Shishak=Shoshenq. 25-28; 2 Chron. 33 First, as noted earlier, the fifth year of Rehoboam could have occurred almost anytime between c. 970 and 915 BCE. Secondly, no extant Egyptian text gives the year in Shoshenq's reign in which the campaign occurred. Scholars generally hold that the campaign occurred late in his reign,34 since building for the Bubastite Portal on which the campaign was commemorated did not begin until Shoshenq's twenty-first year. 36 That the building of a commemoration for the campaign did not begin until Shoshenq's twenty-first argued that the extant descriptions of Shishak's campaign in the Bible and that of Shoshenq on the Bubastite portal are too dissimilar to warrant the conclusion that they are the same campaign.

37. Y. Aharoni's list shows this clearly (in his The Land of the Bible [Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1979], p. 325). 156.

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