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By Nigel; Tallis, Nigel Stillman

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They embraced the local god of Avans, &1, (the Egyptian countupan of Baal). An arrogant ultimatum sent by Apophis to the Theban Icing, Seqenenrc-Tao, sparked off a war ofliberation. Sekenenre 'The Brave' met his death in bailIe against Apophis. His SOD, Kamosc, continued the war by reducing the Egyptian supponen of the Hyksos and probably recaptured Memphis. H is younger brother, Ahmose I, beseiged and took Avaris and pushed on into Palestine where he reduced tbe stronghold of Sharuhen. Although the wheel and the horse we re already known in Egypt.

One \'i1lage fell to a SUIU force of 17 infantry, 7 chariotecn and 4 IIIaIUinu·troops, while 2000 IIIIbiru captured lallul, on the Euphrates nonh of Car chern ish. An 'Apiru chief posed such I tbrot to the old adversaries, Shuwudata of Hebron and' Abdu· Heha of Jerusalem, that they united Ind even rcccl\-cd SO chariots to a"ist them from Accho and Achshaph. Milkilu of Gcze r asked the Pharaoh to provide clwiots to protect his bnd against 'Apiru. Perhaps c hariots werc particularly dTectivc: at pursuing Ind roodng out 'ApirN raiders.

1t. r-i • ;r-s. 4 DISTRICTS I/Jflip (0 {: t:ji 1 ~flEETS Tyre " NIY Do, Israel . ~ ~\J>OO " , ] S~I'" Q,.. ,ded Km,dom border Dama« ... elon q:: .. ' ~ . : /t"", I '" ,:0 ~Q ~ BUilth ,. , MIDIAN War between c itY-Slltes was commonplace, as were the ravages of nomadic Bedouin and 'Apiru (Jlabiruj. The great powers of Egypt. Mitllnni and Hani made use of these local conflicts to exlend their spheres orinfluence. Canaanite rulers would also anempt to play-ofTthe greal powers against each other to funher their own ambitions.

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