leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sun Aug 22 22:17:20 EDT 2004
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From: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> Rohl suggests that this Abibaal's great-grandson was Shipitbaal, a
> contemporary of Tiglath-Pileser III of Assyria dated to 738 BCE. Partly
> on this basis he dates Sheshonk I to around 800 BCE, and identifies him,
> campaigning in Israel, with the saviour of Israel in 2 Kings 13:5 who is
> also dated to around 800 BCE.
The genealogies of the kinks of Byblos was figgured out by Mazar and others
long ago. But why would Sheshonq I, who (according to his own inscription)
ravaged Israel, be considered a "savior" by the Bible? This "savior" is
usually thought to be Adad-Nirari III, who subjugated Aram and Israel,
saving Israel from teh Arameans.
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