Egypt and the Kingdom of Judah under Josiah and Jehoiakim

  title={Egypt and the Kingdom of Judah under Josiah and Jehoiakim},
  author={Bernd U. Schipper},
  journal={Tel Aviv},
  pages={200 - 226}
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