[b-hebrew] How many warriors?
kwrandolph at email.com
Fri Jul 9 14:13:52 EDT 2004
What a site for a battle. This is the kind of place where a highly trained and well armed set of shock troops of only a few hundred could hold off thousands. Like the stand at Thermopyle.
That makes the numbers sort of difficult to ascertain.
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> On 07/07/2004 12:09, wattswestmaas wrote:
> >Dear All,
> >How many fighters do you think Amalek had during the battle with Yoshuah?
> Are you asking about the battle in Exodus 17:8-13? I won't try to answer
> the numbers question. But it may be useful to know that the traditional
> site, Rephidim (Wadi Feiran), is in a narrow valley with very steep
> sides. See my photo at
> taken from what may well have been the spot where Moses watched the
> battle, or at least the traditional location as there were Christian
> ruins on the small hill. This valley was the only practical route to
> Sinai, and so the Israelites had to take on the Amalekites who were
> occupying it.
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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