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Tell el-Dab’a is about 11 miles south of Tanis near the Pelusiac mouth of the Nile. Occupation there grew fastest during the 13th Dynasty (late MB IIA). It became a very large Hyksos site through MB IIB and C. It was later known as Per-Ramses and had a large number of remains of Ramses II, one of the reasons he has often been regarded as the pharaoh of the oppression (the epithet “Ramses” means “Son of the Sun,” and was applied to many other pharaohs also). ” The duration of MB II in the Conventional Chronology is from 2000-1550 BCC.

But then, having left Egypt, the Israelites were not around to witness the invasion. Josephus, quoting the Egyptian historian Manetho,2 tells us of the invasion of the Hyksos: “There was a king of ours, Tutimaeus. ” Who were these invaders? 2. 1, 55 as St. Thackeray's translation of Against Apion, I, 74-75. ” Almost every culture in Western Asia has been proposed as being the Amu/Hyksos. Perhaps the placement of the Exodus at this same time will provide a clue to their identity. THE AMALEKITES Before the Israelites had gotten very far from Egypt they encountered the Amalek, Arab warriors.

The assumption has been that the river was the Nile. When Saul defeated the Amalekites at their city on the “Nakkal,” we can locate the city on the Wadi El Arish, the only river between the Nile and Israel. ) El Arish is then Auaris. It is something of a mystery why this connection of Avaris/Auaris with El Arish has 5. CAH I, 169. 6. Against Apion I, 78. 7. V. 1, 88 30 3. The Exodus and the End of the Middle Kingdom of Egypt not been made (except by Velikovsky). Hyksos occupation is known to have extended into southern Palestine and a centralized capital at El Arish is certainly not unlikely.

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