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Second Beth-Shan Stela, [year Lost] (2.4D)
(796 words)

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


Regrettably, the year-date is broken away on this monument, but is likely to have been [Year 2 or later]. Again, on his way back south, the king was obliged to quell dissidents, seemingly in Lower Galilee, as his troops “turned back” to deal with the matter. The ʿApiru are here given the determinative of an armed man; so they were regarded in this case as armed bands by the Egyptians.


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Kitchen, K. A., “Second Beth-Shan Stela, [year Lost] (2.4D)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <>

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