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Sack of Jerusalem

Sack of Jerusalem

The Sack of Jerusalem is an event described in the First Book of Kings of the Hebrew Bible and Christian Old Testament, and, with some differences, in the Second Book of Chronicles. According to these sources it took place in the 5th year of the reign of Rehoboam, following the death of his father, Solomon. This event happened in 925 BCE when Pharaoh Sheshonk I of the Third Intermediate Period invaded Canaan following the Battle of Bitter Lakes. Possibly this is the same Pharaoh as Shishaq, the first Pharaoh mentioned in the Bible, who captured and pillaged Jerusalem. Shishaq raided the Kingdom of Judah with his allies, including the Kushites, taking a number of hill towns and sacking ... more on Wikipedia

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