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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Merneptah I (Pharaoh)
Whence it is not unnaturally inferred that Merneptah I, Rameses son and successor, is the Pharaoh of the Exodus.
Merneptah's mummy was discovered in 1896 and identified in 1900.
The find does not disproved the identity of that monarch with the Pharaoh of the Exodus, for nothing in the Sacred Text requires the admission that Pharaoh pursued the Israelites in person, or was drowned as a result.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10208b.htm   (484 words)

  Merneptah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Merneptah (occasionally: Merenptah) was the fourth ruler of the 19th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt.
Merneptah had to carry out several campaigns during his reign, mainly fighting against the Libyans, who – with the assistance of the Sea Peoples – were threatening Egypt from the West.
Merneptah was buried in tomb KV8 in the Valley of the Kings, but his mummy was not discovered within there.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Merneptah   (585 words)

 Merneptah Stele
Merneptah was a Pharaoh who ruled over Egypt in the late 13th century B.C. The son of Ramesses the Great (Ramesses II), Merneptah was the fourth Pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty.
The “Merneptah Stele” is the name given to a stone slab engraved with a description of Merneptah’s military victories in Africa and the Near East.
The Merneptah Stele is significant to biblical archaeologists because it is the earliest extra-biblical reference to the nation of Israel yet to be discovered.
www.allaboutarchaeology.org /merneptah-stele-faq.htm   (258 words)

 Merneptah I
Whence it is not unnaturally inferred that Merneptah I, Rameses son and successor, is the Pharaoh of the Exodus.
The chief objection to this view is that it seems to contradict the final strophe of Merneptah's "Hymn of Victory" over the Lybians inscribed on the granite stela already referred to.
Merneptah's mummy was discovered in 1896 and identified in 1900.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/m/merneptah_i.html   (320 words)

 Detail Page
Active militarily while a prince, Merneptah was in his fifties when he came to the throne.
Merneptah supposedly consulted the oracle of Amun at Thebes and then saw the god Ptah in a dream, both urging his military action.
Merneptah was bald, corpulent and stood 5 feet 7 inches tall.
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=EGY0587   (366 words)

 Luxor: Temple of Merneptah
The Temple of Merneptah was a funerary temple, and it had the Ramesseum as its model.
Merneptah ruled for 10 years at the end of the 13th century BCE.
Merneptah used stones and reliefs from the 150 year older nearby Temple of Amenophis 3.
i-cias.com /egypt/luxor_t_merneptah01.htm   (175 words)

Merneptah was the 13th son of Ramses 2, and came to power first after all his older brothers had died.
After quelling his enemy, Merneptah ordered the creation of memory plates, of which the one now called "Israel Stela" contains the oldest reference to Israel.
It is also possible that Merneptah suppressed revolts in Nubia.
lexicorient.com /e.o/merneptah.htm   (163 words)

 Merneptah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Merneptah wads found in the base of this coffin (the lid held the mummy of an unknown woman.
The body is of an old man which looks very similar to the mummy of Ramesses II (Merneptah's father), there are signs he suffered from arthritis.
He also suffered from bad teeth, some teeth were missing - leaving some to speculate whether or not this is a rare example of ancient Egyptian dentistry.
members.tripod.com /~ib205/merneptah_cache.html   (71 words)

 Merneptah Stele - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Merneptah Stele (also known as the Israel Stele or Victory Stele of Merneptah) is the reverse of a stele originally erected by the Ancient Egyptian king Amenhotep III, but later inscribed by Merneptah who ruled Egypt from 1213 to 1203 BC.
The stela was discovered at Merneptah's mortuary temple at Thebes and is now in the collection of the Egyptian Museum at Cairo; a fragmentary copy of the stela was also found at Karnak.
The proposed link between the Israelites and the Shasu is undermined, however, by the fact that in the Merneptah stela, the Israelites are not depicted as Shasu, but wear the same clothing and have the same hairstyles as the Canaanites, who are shown defending the fortified cities of Ashkelon, Gezer, and Yanoam.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Merneptah_Stele   (1006 words)

 Pharaoh Merenptah and The Later 19th Dynasty History
We would remind the reader that during all of the reign of Pharaoh Merneptah Israel was in Exile in Babylon and their land was occupied largely by a mix of Arabs, Syrians and many other peoples, they were neither Canaanites nor Israelites.
In the skull of the mummy of Merneptah is a round hole made by a sharp, pointed instrument.
Merneptah's general Amasis was king for an unconfirmed 40 or 43 years from about 568 to 525 BC.
www.specialtyinterests.net /israel.html   (8987 words)

 What has archaeology taught us about the origins of Israel? (the Merneptah Stela) - ChristianAnswers.Net
Discovered in 1896 in Merneptah's mortuary temple in Thebes by Flinders Petrie, the stela is a poetic eulogy to pharaoh Merneptah, who ruled Egypt after Rameses the Great, ca.
Since the date of the reference to Israel in the Merneptah Stela is during the time of the judges, prior to the establishment of the monarchy, it is of crucial importance to understanding Israel's formative period.
Hasel, M.G. 1994 “Israel in the Merneptah Stela”.
www.christiananswers.net /q-abr/abr-a015.html   (941 words)

 The Shekelesh on the Web
Not much is known about them and they are only mentioned in passing in the ancient texts, such as the annals of Ramesess III from his mortuary temple at Medinet Habu and the Ugaritic Texts.
One of the earliest accounts of the Shekelesh occurs early in the reign of the pharaoh Merneptah.
Merneptah records that he took hundreds of prisoners, and he claims to have taken 222 Shekelesh warriors prisoner among the ranks of those taken (Barnett 1975: 367).
www.courses.psu.edu /cams/cams400w_aek11/www/shekelesh.htm   (743 words)

 La Sierra University: News & Events:
"Merneptah was a pharaoh who reigned in the 13th century BC and you'll see that Rainey advocates interesting connections between the Bible and Egyptian history," says Dr. Lawrence T. Geraty, president of La Sierra University and a world-renowned biblical archaeologist himself.
The Merneptah Stela was found in the mortuary temple of Merneptah (1213-1203 BC), and lists the pharaohâs triumphs.
Merneptah boasted of defeating Israel in the central highlands of Canaan.
www.lasierra.edu /news/2002/feb/archaeologist.html   (327 words)

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