Shishak/Shoshenq's Travels

  title={Shishak/Shoshenq's Travels},
  author={Frank J. Clancy},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the Old Testament},
  pages={23 - 3}
  • F. Clancy
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • History
  • Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
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