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Bibil Identifier bibil:226487
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) The Battle of Kadesh: Identifying New Kingdom Polities, Places, and Peoples in Canaan and Syria
Author Hasel, Michael G.
Congress volume Egypt, Canaan and Israel: History, Imperialism, Ideology and Literature
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 65-86 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In 1950 J.A. Wilson published a footnote citing the “notorious carelessness” of Egyptian scribal convention in assigning determinatives to foreign names in the standard reference work Ancient Near Eastern Texts. This note influenced numerous scholars outside the field of Egyptology without any careful study of the evidence. This brief study readdresses the issue of scribal convention in writing foreign names from the perspective of the most widely published event during the Egyptian New Kingdom: the Battle of Kadesh. A statistical analysis of foreign names in the copies of the “Literary Record,” “Bulletin,” and “Reliefs” indicates that the Egyptians were remarkably consistent in their designation of these foreign entities. Further suggestions are given on establishing the Egyptian perspective of foreign names through textual analysis in comparison with archaeological data.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (Q - S) : Kadesh on the Orontes / Qidsha / Laodicea Libani
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : History and Civilization : New Empire (18th-20th Dynasties) : Ramses II
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : Literature : Secular Songs and Poems
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Egyptian Languages
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Onomastic
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