Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations eBook

Archibald Sayce
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15.  I went in the night and fought against it from the break of dawn till noon; and I took

16. it, and slew all (therein), 7000 men, [boys], women, [girls],

17. and female slaves, and devoted them to Ashtor-Chemosh.  And I took from it the Ariels of Yahveh, and tore them before Chemosh.  And the king of Israel had built

18.  Jahaz (Isa. xv. 4), and dwelt in it, whilst he waged war against me, (but) Chemosh drove him out before me.  And

19.  I brought from Moab 200 men, all chiefs, and carried them to Jahaz, which I took

20. to add to it Dibon.  I built Korkhah, the wall of the forests and the wall

21. of the citadel:  I built its gates and I built its towers.  And

22.  I built the temple of Moloch, and I made sluices of the water-ditches in the middle

23. of the town.  And there was no cistern in the middle of the town of Korkhah, and I said to all the people:  Make for

24. yourselves every man a cistern in his house.  And I dug the canals for Korkhah by means of the prisoners

25. of Israel.  I built Aroer and I made the road in [the province of] the Arnon. [And]

26.  I built Beth-Bamoth, for it was destroyed.  I built Bezer (Deut. iv. 43), for [it was] in ruins.

27. [And all the chiefs] of Dibou were fifty, for all Dibon was subject (to me); and I placed

28. 100 [chiefs] in the towns which I added to the land.  I built

29.  Beth-Medeba (Numb. xxi. 30), and Beth-diblathain (Jer. xlviii. 22), and Beth-baal-meon, and transported thereto the ...

30. [and the shepherds] of the flocks of the land.  And at Horonaim (Isa. xv. 5) there dwelt...

31. ...  And Chemosh said unto me:  Go down, make war upon Horonaim.  I went down [and made war]

32. [and took the city]; and Chemosh dwelt in it in my days.  I went up from thence ...

33. ...  And I ...

VII

THE TREATY BETWEEN RAMSES II.  AND THE HITTITES (Brugsch’s Translation)

(See page 79)

In the year 21, in the month of Tybi, on the 21st day of the month, in the reign of King Ramessu Mi-Amun, the dispenser of life eternally and for ever, the worshipper of the divinities Amun-Ra (of Thebes), Hor-em-khu (of Heliopolis), Ptah (of Memphis), Mut the lady of the Asher Lake (at Karnak), and Khonsu the peace-loving, there took place a public sitting on the throne of Horus among the living, resembling his father, Hor-em-khu in eternity, in eternity, evermore.

On that day the king was in the city of Ramses, presenting his peace-offerings to his father Amun-Ra and to the gods Hor-em-khu-Tum, the lord of Heliopolis (On), and to Amun of Ramessu Mi-Amun, to Ptah of Ramessu Mi-Amun, and to Sutekh, the strong, the son of Nut the goddess of heaven, that they might grant to him many thirty years’ jubilee feasts, and innumerable happy years, and the subjection of all peoples under his feet for ever.

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