[b-hebrew] Stone slab replacing the Ark of the Covenant
segall at umich.edu
Tue Aug 2 18:08:13 EDT 2005
Jerusalem was not taken. The city was opened to the Egyptians, it was
looted, and then the Egyptians left.
On Tue, 2 Aug 2005, Brian Roberts wrote:
> Also, the taking of the Ark is allegedly recorded in the Karnak temple, but
> the taking of Jerusalem isn't?
> That seems a bit implausible.
> On Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at 03:21 PM, Stephen Segall wrote:
>> This was a tempting target for the king of Egypt who attacked and overran
>> the truncated Kingdom of Judah. To prevent a siege of Jerusalem, Rehoboam
>> agreed to let the Egyptians loot Jerusalem and leave without a fight. This
>> Egyptian victory was commemorated on a temple wall at Karnak. The wall
>> carving shows Egyptian soldiers carrying away the Ark of the Covenant.
> Best Salaams,
> R. Brian Roberts
> Amateur Researcher in Biblical Archaeology
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