Covering the time span from the Paleolithic period to the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C., the eminent Egyptologist Donald Redford explores three thousand years of uninterrupted contact between Egypt and Western Asia across the Sinai land-bridge. In the vivid and lucid style that we expect from the author of the popular Akhenaten, Redford presents a sweeping narrative of the love-hate relationship between the peoples of ancient Israel/Palestine and Egypt.
Donald B. Redford, Professor of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Toronto, has published extensively on archaeology and Egyptology.
List of Illustrations and TablesList of AbbreviationsPrefaceIntroductionPt. 1Egypt and the Levart from Prehistoric Times to the HyksosCh. 1Village, Camps, and the Rise of a Colossus3Ch. 2Upper and Lower Egypt and the Walled Towns of Asia29Ch. 3"Lo, the Vile Asiatic!"56Ch. 4"Trampling the Foreign Lands": Egypt and Asia during the Middle Kingdom71Ch. 5The Hyksos in Egypt98Pt. 2The Egyptian Empire in AsiaCh. 6"Extending the Frontiers of Egypt"125Ch. 7The Empire of the New Kingdom192Ch. 8Asia in Egypt: Mosaic, Not Melting Pot214Pt. 3The Great MigrationsCh. 9The Coming of the Sea Peoples241Ch. 10"These are the Bene-Yisrael...,"257Pt. 4Egypt and the Hebrew KingdomsCh. 11Horses and Pharaoh's Daughter: Egypt and the United Monarchy283Ch. 12Egypt and Israel in the World of Assyria312Ch. 13Specter or Reality? The Question of Egyptian Influence on Israel of the Monarchy365Ch. 14Four Great Origin Traditions395Ch. 15Egypt and the Fall of Judah430Epilogue470Index473