During the time of David and Solomon, the relationship between Egypt and Palestine was a pertinent one. Ash analyzes the evidence—epigraphical sources from Egypt, as well as the archaeological data from Palestine. He also examines the biblical text, which reveal that the inhabitants of ancient Palestine and the people of Egypt had minimal contact. When reading any content that relates to the history of the relations and contacts between Egypt, Palestine, and Israel this resource is of benefit, as it helps to shed light on the relationship between these countries.
Paul S. Ash received his Ph.D from Emory University, Atlanta.