Who WEREN'T the Habiru

by Jerry Rundstrom
(Kiev)

It is inconceivable that a vassal of the Pharaoh could have written to the Pharaoh at the exact time that Israel was invading Canaan, complaining about the incursions of the Habiru, but not about the trouble being caused by the Hebrews.

The only thing that does make sense is that, while not ALL Habiru had to be Hebrews, some of the Hebrews had been branded with the derogatory 'Habiru' which the sedentary tribes who were being invaded, could have called a deadly invader.

So, the Habiru weren't an anomaly that just happened to be spreading havoc in Canaan at the same time as the Hebrews were destroying cities.
In the time of the 14th century BC, and in the context of Canaan, the Habiru had to have been Israel.

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Apr 25, 2012
Amenhotep III Joshua Connection
by: Lujack Skylark

Joshua invaded Canaan destroying Jericho and later went to war against five Amorite kings. (Joshua 10:12-27)

Joshua's war occurred against the five kings when the sun stood in the sky for almost 24 hours.

Egyptian Amenhotep III declared himself a living sun god, even building a temple to the sun god at Karnak Egypt. Why?

The pharaoh had to convince the Egyptians he had power over the sun.

Amenhotep III lived in the day when Joshua was attacking Canaanite cities. The Tel-Amarna letters also confirm the connection, when the Amorites write Amenhotep III telling him the Haribu (Hebrews)had invaded Canaan.

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