[b-hebrew] Shishak (was:book)
leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sun Aug 22 15:27:50 EDT 2004
Thank you Marianne, but please let me re-state questions 1 and 3.
1. I do mean Shoshenq I - what is the latest on the dates of his reign?
3. I asked about the DATE of his campaign - as far as I know, the Karnak
reliefs do not have a date. The Silsileh quarry inscription is dated to his
21st year, so that's apparently when he had the Bubastite portal at Karnak
erected, but that says nothing about the date of the actual campaign.
----- Original Message -----
From: <MarianneLuban at aol.com>
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Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2004 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Shishak (was:book)
> In a message dated 8/22/2004 3:33:10 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il writes:
> > And now a few questions:
> > 1. What's the conventional wisdom on the length of Sheshonq I's reign?
> > Manetho gives him 21 years, and the Silsileh quarry inscription is dated
> > his 21st year. However Wente and Redford claim that he ruled 33 years.
> While there were four kings named Sheshonq, I presume you mean Sheshonq
> The length of his rule is certain open to question. Clayton just assigns
> "c. 890".
> > 2. What is the correct spelling of his name: Shoshenq, Sheshonq or
> > I know that the Egyptian is written almost without vowels - so how could
> > anyone know? What are the reasons for translating the final consonant as
> > or K?
> When Egyptologists aren't certain how something is spelled, they simply
> insert the defualt vowel "e". Personally, in this case I don't even know
> "o" is derived from. However, in this case the writing definitely
> the grapheme /q/--which is distinct from /k/--but sometimes these are
> > 3. Is there any independent evidence for the date of his campaign to
> > that is NOT based on the biblical description?
> > Thank y'all.
> Yes, there is the triumphant relief at Karnak, partially damaged, showing
> Canaanite town he captured.
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