Skip to comments.First Battle of Armageddon: Thutmose III: The Battle of Megiddo
Posted on 12/22/2011 12:08:56 PM PST by Cronos
Canaanite charioteer hit by an arrow (detail from a picture on a chariot belonging to Thutmose IV)
Source: Carta's Atlas of the Bible by Yohanan Aharoni, Jerusalem, 1964
Thutmose III: The Battle of Megiddo
Kadesh (Kades in Hittite -- "desh" means land in Iranic/indic languages) was an ancient city probably set up by the Mittani (an Indo-european people)
Megiddo is on the trade route between Egypt and the land of the two rivers (Mesopotamia), so hence was a key place.
Thutmose ruled from 1479 to 1424 BC
he was a part of the 18th dynasty of Egypt. The founder of this dynasty, Ahmose I (Mose - Moses?) ruled from 1550 to 1525 BC and was the one who broke the power of the Semitic Hyksos. The Hyksos had conquered Egypt a hundred odd years earlier because they (the Hyksos) led in warfare technology, having composite bows, recurve bows and war chariots (borrowed from the Aryanic Hittites), mail shirts and a metal helmet
were they related to the warlike (and Semitic) Assyrians? pushed out by the invading Aryanic Mittani and Hittites?
Whichever way, this had an impact
Didn’t Ramses the Great also fight a battle in the same area?
yes, about 200 years later in the various Battles of Kadesh with the Hittites, who were the successors to the Mittani
And Christ has already come and destroy the armies at Armageddon but no one noticed, right?
I think there could easily be another battle in that area before the apocalypse. Iran and/or it’s surrogates vs. Israel.
You beat me to it :)
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