Ian Hutchesson mc2499 at mclink.it
Mon Sep 20 20:07:08 EDT 1999

At 16.02 20/09/99 -0400, peter_kirk at sil.org wrote:
>A form something like Shalem (sh-a-l-m) appears on the campaign 
>reliefs of Rameses II on the Ramesseum at Thebes. See David Rohl "A 
>Test of Time" pp.4-5. Rohl quotes Kitchen as concluding that this is a 
>reference to Jerusalem. Well over 1000 years earlier than DSS, on 
>Kitchen's dating.

Dear Peter,

I would trust neither Rohl nor Kitchen, who both have non-scholarly
motivations. Nevertheless, there may be something to Kitchen's thought here.

(I have paid for a Kitchen book [it was on straight Egyptology]; I wouldn't
waste money on a Rohl book.)


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