The Hebrew Bible reveals several instances of juxtaposed conflicting accounts (Gen 1-2, Exod 14-15, Jud 4-5). To date no example from the cognate literature has been produced revealing differing accounts of the same event in juxtaposed fashion. In the Kadesh Inscriptions of Ramesses II, the pharaoh commissioned two differing accounts of the Battle of Kadesh, and had them carved side by side at several monumental sites. This study examines the discrepancies between the two texts and how Egyptologists have explained the juxtaposition of these accounts. The implications for our understanding of juxtaposed conflicting compositions in the Hebrew Bible are explored.
|Original language||American English|
|Journal||Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages|
|State||Published - 2016|