[b-hebrew] Shishak

Brian Roberts formoria at carolina.rr.com
Mon Aug 23 13:49:07 EDT 2004

On Sunday, August 22, 2004, at 10:17  PM, Yigal Levin wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> 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.
> Yigal

Because, Sheshonq's campaign focused on the northern kingdom of Israel 
and the Negev, avoiding Judean cities (except for Aijalon in the far 
western mountains). This would be yet another example - if true - of one 
of the two Hebrew polities sitting back while a more powerful foreigner 
takes out its bordering rival.

Best Salaams,

Brian Roberts

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