also known as: Adonizedek or Adoni-zedec
Among the Tell Amarna tablets (see EGYPT) are some very interesting letters from Adoni-zedec to the king of Egypt. These illustrate in a very remarkable manner the history recorded in Joshua 10, and indeed throw light on the wars of conquest generally, so that they may be read as a kind of commentary on the Book of Joshua.
Here the conquering “Abiri” (Hebrews) is graphically described:
“Behold, I say that the land of the king my lord is ruined…
The wars are mighty against me…
The Hebrew chiefs plunder all the king’s lands…
Then he implores the king of Egypt to send soldiers to help him, directing that the army should come by sea to Ascalon (Ashkelon) or Gaza, and march from there to “Wru-sa-lim” (Jerusalem) by the valley of Elah.
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