E yurcos response to rainey 1 the hieroglyphic

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Karnak is still possible. E. Yurco’s response to Rainey 1. The hieroglyphic determinative before Israel in the Merneptah stele does not necessarily refer to a pastoralist group. It might refer to people in small, unwalled settlements without a fortified city-state capital. Early Israelites were villagers of this sort. 2. The last lines of the Merneptah Stele are poetically symmetrical. Canaan is plundered with every evil; Ashkelon is taken; Gezer is captured; Yano’am is made non-existent; Israel lies desolate, his seed is no more; Khor (=Syria) is become a widow for To-meri (=Egypt). Canaan and Khor are parallel as names for the general regions that Egypt controlled in Syria-Palestine. The two internal couplets refer to places and people that Merneptah actually attacked. Israel, not Canaan, is grouped with Ashkelon, Gezer, and Yano = am. Thus, scene 4 probably depicts the defeat of the Israelites. 3. If Merneptah and his artisans conceived of the Israelites as Shasu, it’s difficult to explain why other pharoahs didn’t make this same identification.
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  • Spring '08
  • Irvine,S
  • Archaeology, Canaan, Ramesses II, Ramses II, Merneptah Stele, battle scenes, Merneptah

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