Thebes (Theebz)

Egypt’s capital city during much of the second and first millennia BCE. Located in Upper Egypt some 330 miles south of modern Cairo, the metropolis included vast monumental temple and palace complexes along both banks of the Nile. (Nahum, Nah 3:8-10) alludes to Thebes’s conquest by the Assyrians ca. 663 BCE, and both Jeremiah (Jer 46:25) and Ezekiel (Ezek 30:14-16) pronounced doom upon the city during their day.

Nah 3:8-10

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Jer 46:25

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Ezek 30:14-16

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