The Battle of Qadesh — the Poem, or Literary Record (2.5A)
(4,444 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Monumental Inscriptions; Royal Inscriptions; Nineteenth Dynasty Inscriptions

Commentary

In this epic clash of arms between Muwatallis II of Hatti and Ramesses II of Egypt in the latter’s Year 5 (1275 BC), it is now clear that Ramesses won the battle on the day, but Egypt lost politically by its results: Qadesh was not taken, Amurru returned to Hatti, and the Egyptian province of Upe (around Damascus…

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Kitchen, K. A., “The Battle of Qadesh — the Poem, or Literary Record (2.5A)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_5A>



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