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er, in Thothmes Ills li-ts ofconquests,there are two names (Nos.78and 102) which, transliteratedinto Hebrew, would become Joseph-el and -Jacob-el. The coinci-dences with the names of two of the patriarchs is remarkable: still.it may be accidental; Joseph and Jacob, in the names quoted, maybe simply two verbal forms. The Biblical accounts of the Exodus 1 Cf. the summary in Petrie, History of Egypt, iii. L08-13.- Cf. Petrie, ibid. p. 114. 40 CANAAN AS KNOWN THROUGH EXCAVATION are not contemporary : the writers to whom we owe them concen-trate their attention upon the Israelites who made their escapefrom Egypt, and may not have known anything of their brethrenalready in Palestine. The inscription raises more questions than itsolves. We must hold our judgement in suspense, and hope thatsome further discovery may clear up the problems which it setsbefore us. I may now proceed to speak of excavation in Palestine. The accom-panying map will show the situation of the places recentlv excavated
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[By permission of the Palestine Exploration Fund. Map of South-west Judah, showing the Sites excavatedFrom Bliss and Macalisters Excavations in Palestine, p. 2. in the south of Palestine, viz. (1) Tell el-Hesy, a fortress at the foot ofthe valley leading up to Hebron, and looking out over the Philistineplain towards Ashkelon ; (2) Gezer, on a projecting ridge looking outtowards Joppa, on which I shall say more later; (3) four places,excavated by Dr. Bliss and Mr. Macalister in 1898-1900 with manyvaluable results, though I shall not have much occasion to refer tothem for my present purpose, viz. Tell es-Safi, the Mound of theShining Cliff, the Blanche Garde of the Crusaders, so called from the
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