SV: [ANE-2] Necho and Nebuchadnezzar
- Dear Frank,
A guess as good as any. The chronicle of Chaldean Kings has no information except that it was a major battle with heavy losses.
Since the Bab army was already in Syria, when Nebuchadnezar took over command and moved towards Egypt, it is likely that the battle would have been in southern Palestine, or more likely somewhere between Gaza and the Delta.
Eatsern edge of the Sinai: I wide concept, too open, but more likely along the main road from Gaza and towards Egypt, i.e. in northern Sinai.
I guess that you have consulted the Wiseman chronicle
Niels Peter Lemche
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Sendt: 23. april 2010 08:23
Emne: [ANE-2] Necho and Nebuchadnezzar
In 601 BCE Nebuchadnezzar invaded Egypt but Necho stopped him. Does anyone know where this battle took place? I assume Necho allowed the Babylonian army to stretch its supply lines to their limit and to make the Babylonians march through the desert. So I would think Necho waited at the eastern edge of the Sinai - but that is just a guess.
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- Hi Frank
From Herodotos 2,159 with reference to Necho
"He attacked the Syrians by land and defeated them at Magdolos [the Egyptian border fortress of Migdol] afterwards taking Kadutis [Gaza] a large town in Syria".
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