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Mark Cartwright
by Webscribe
published on 26 October 2018

Stele of Merenptah. Israel as a cultural entity is first mentioned in this stele of the Egyptian pharaoh Merenptah (1213-1203 BCE) in which he states that “Israel lies devastated, bereft of its seed”. (Cairo Museum, Egypt)

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