merneptah stele (aka the menetaph stele, aka israel stele)

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  • Merneptah Stele (aka the Menetaph Stele, aka Israel Stele)

  • Merneptah SteleDated to 1209/1208 BCE Inscription by the Ancient Egyptian king Merneptah (reign:1213 to 1203 BC) Found at Thebes

  • Merneptah SteleCanaan is captive with all woe. Ashkelon is conquered, Gezer seized, Yanoam made nonexistent; Israel is wasted, bare of seed.

  • Merneptah SteleThe determinative accompanying Gezer, Ashkelon and Yanoam indicate they are city-states. The determinative accompanying Israel indicates it is a foreign people, perhaps a nomadic tribe.

  • Merneptah Stele

    Scholarly debate about translation for Some scholars suggest it doesnt refer to Israel but Jezreel.

    Only known Egyptian reference to the Israelites Earliest known reference to the Israelites

  • Mesha Stele

  • Mesha SteleCommemorates the victory of Mesha, a Moabite king, over Omri the king of Israel.Dated to 840 BCE

  • Tel Dan Stele

  • Tel Dan SteleAramaic inscriptionKing of Damascus, Hazael, commemorates a victory over Israel.The inscription includes the phrase, House of David.Dated to 9th or 8th century BCE