Habiri sentence example
- I, see Bible: Chronology) place the former about the time of Tethmosis (Thothmes) III., and suppose that the hostile Habiri (Khabiri) who 1 There is a lacuna between the oldest traditions in Genesis and those in Exodus: the latter beginning simply "and there arose a new king over Egypt which knew not Joseph."
- What most interestsus is the mention of troublesomeinvaderscalled sometimes sa-gas (a Babylonian ideogram meaning " robber "), sometimes Habiri.
- Who are these Habiri?
- We meet with the Habiri in north Syria.
- But I will go, and if thy gods and thy sun go before me, I will bring back the cities to the king, my lord, from the Habiri, to show myself subject to him; and I will expel the SA-GAS."Advertisement
- Similarly Zimrida, king of Sidon, declares, " All my cities which the king has given into my hand, have come into the hand of the Habiri."
- The king of Jerusalem, Abd-Hiba, the second part of whose name has been thought to represent the Hebrew Yahweh, 7 reports thus to the Pharaoh, " If (Egyptian) troops come this year, lands and princes will remain to the king, my lord; but if troops come not, these lands and princes will not remain to the king, my lord.8 Abd-Hiba's chief trouble arose from persons called Milkili and the sons of Lapaya, who are said to have entered into a treasonable league with the Habiri.
- Two of the clans of Asher, Heber and Malchiel, have been associated with Milk-ili and Habiri, the names of a hostile chief and people in the Amarna Tablets (Jastrow, Journal Bibl.