Biblical Archaeology Review
Biblical Archaeology Review is the flagship publication of the Biblical Archaeology Society. For more than 40 years it has been making the world of archaeology in the lands of the Bible come alive for the interested layperson. Full of vivid images and articles written by leading scholars, this is a must read for anyone interested in the archaeology of the ancient Near East.
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Some Bible translations render Shihor as “the Nile” (e.g., NRSV, ESV, NET), and Jeremiah’s parallel between Shihor and the Euphrates later in the verse might incline one to think a river is intended. However, in Papyrus Anastasi III (dated to c. 1200 BC), Shihor is referenced together with another border lake, Pa-Tjufy. The Egyptian word Tjufy is a cognate with Hebrew suf (“reeds” or “rushes”) and has been associated with Yam Suf (“Sea of Reeds”) of the Exodus tradition.