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{p. 422} It is ironic that the Sojourn and the Exodus themes, nativein origin to the folklore memory of the Canaanite enclaves of the southernLevant, should have lived on not in that tradition but among twogroups that had no involvement in the historic events at all - the Greeksand the Hebrews. In the case of the latter, the Exodus was part andparcel of an array of "origin" stories to which the Hebrewsfell heir upon their settlement of the land, and which, lackingtraditions of their own, they appropriated from the earlier culturethey were copying. One batch of tales centered upon an "ancestor"called Abram whose memory lived on in Beer Sheva and in the Negeb; anothertook its rise at Shechem in the highlands and revolved around the figureof a Canaanite leader Jacob. The Canaanite origin of these figures is nowonly dimly reflected, as most of the Biblical stories told about them tookshape much later and served etological needs felt by Israel in the firstmillennium B.C. But they themselves were un- doubtedly bona fide historicalfigures of the Middle Bronze Age

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{p. 104} struggle between the desert and the town was that farmers andherders were much more integrated and less alien to each other. They wereessentially components of a single society. And so, during the I960s andI970s, another unique theory of Israelite origins arose. First put forwardby the American biblical scholar George Mendenhall and later elaboratedby the American biblical historian and sociologist Norman Gottwald, thistheory suggested that the early Israelites were neither invading raidersnor infiltrating nomads, but peasant rebels who fled from the cities ofCanaan to the empty highlands. ... Unfortunately, this theory has no archaeologicalevidence to support it - and indeed, much of the evidence flatly contradictsit. As we have seen, the material culture of the new villages was completelydistinct from

{p. 285} cerned about what he might do!" Thus a magnate of Thebesto his timorous secretary during the last years of Ramesses X1. An outbreakof civil war during the first decade of his reign had contributed to theimpression of Ramesses Xl's weakness. Although the troubles had not unseatedhim, it had nonetheless wrought havoc in Thebes and Middle Egypt, and temporarilyremoved the king's protege, the high priest of Amun, one Amenophis. Theviceroy of Kush, Paynehsi, the principal opponent of the king, was withdifficulty driven back into Nubia where the rebellion had started; butit was at the cost of appointing another power-seeking army officer, Herihor,to the high priesthood of Amun. Beginning with the grandiose titles of"he-who-is-over-the-Two-Lands, ... high priest of Amonrasonther, FieldMarshal of Upper and Lower Egypt, and duke," Herihor, in year 19 ofRamesses Xl and after receiving a favorable oracle from Amun, without furtherado proclaimed himself king. Ramesses Xl is scarcely heard of again.