The Battle of Qadesh — the “Bulletin” Text (2.5B)
(1,648 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Monumental Inscriptions; Royal Inscriptions; Nineteenth Dynasty Inscriptions

Commentary

The so-called “Bulletin” is a compact text that gives details supplementary to the main account in the “Poem.” By its position in the first great tableau-scene, it functions as a label-text to that part of the scene (the king interrogating two Hittite spies). But its length and cohesion also ranks it as almost an independent text within the overall composition.

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Kitchen, K. A., “The Battle of Qadesh — the “Bulletin” Text (2.5B)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 22 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_5B>



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