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Amarna Letters

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

Discovered in 1887, the archive of El‐Amarna in Egypt has yielded 379 cuneiform tablets that are among the most precious finds of Near Eastern archaeology. Tell el‐Amarna, located about 500...

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Amarna, Tell El-

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

Place on the eastern bank of the Nile near the village of Haggi Qandil, south of Cairo. For a time it was the capital of Egypt, and in 1887 a cache of inscribed tablets in Akkadian, the...

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Joppa

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

A town with a natural harbour north of Israel's border with Egypt occupied by the tribe Dan (Josh. 19: 46). It was useful for importing materials during the building of the Temple (2 Chron....

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