Thebes (Theebz)

Egypt’s capital city during much of the second and first millennia BCE. Located in Upper Egypt some 330 miles south of modern Cairo, the metropolis included vast monumental temple and palace complexes along both banks of the Nile. (Nahum, Nah 3:8-10) alludes to Thebes’s conquest by the Assyrians ca. 663 BCE, and both Jeremiah (Jer 46:25) and Ezekiel (Ezek 30:14-16) pronounced doom upon the city during their day.

Nah 3:8-10

8Are you better than Thebes
that sat by the Nile,
with water around her,
her rampart a sea,
water her wall?9Ethiopia was her strength,
Egypt too, and that witho ... View more

Jer 46:25

25The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, said: See, I am bringing punishment upon Amon of Thebes, and Pharaoh, and Egypt and her gods and her kings, upon Pharaoh ... View more

Ezek 30:14-16

14I will make Pathros a desolation,
and will set fire to Zoan,
and will execute acts of judgment on Thebes.15I will pour my wrath upon Pelusium,
the stronghold ... View more

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