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Shishak Inscription Megiddo
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This limestone inscription, in Egyptian Hieroglyphics, was found at Megiddo.  It is a fragment of what was a large commemorative royal stele.  It bears cartouches of Sheshonq (the Shishak who is mentioned in the Bible).  The original stele, estimated to have been over three meters high, was probably erected by Sheshonq at Megiddo after his successful campaign into this part of the country in the 5th year of Rehoboam king of Judah (925 BC), as recorded in II Chronicles 12:2-5.

The inscription reads: "Enduring Life, the Good god Sheshonq, beloved of Amun."

This picture was taken while the object was on display in the Rockefeller Museum in East Jerusalem. Part of the description of the stele above is from a sign in the museum.

For a picture of the large inscription of Shishak and his invasion of Israel on the wall of a temple in Egypt See Here.