Pharaoh Meneptah lingered but a few hours and never found his mind again before his spirit flew to Heaven.
Then Meneptah looked up, and there was doubt and trouble on his heavy face.
At times Meneptah and his court visited Memphis, as also they visited Thebes, where this king lies in his royal tomb to-day.
They sat in the ante-chamber, for all were gone save Meneptah and Meriamun.
After Meneptah's death the Nineteenth dynasty soon came to an inglorious end.
A hymn of victory addressed to Meneptah alludes to "the Israelites" to whom "no seed" had been left.
Then there was great mourning in the land, for, if he was not loved, Meneptah was honoured and feared.
Meneptah had repented of his act, and a squadron of six hundred chariots was sent in pursuit of the fugitives.
The stela of Meneptah, on which the name of "Israelites" occurs, implies that they had already been lost to sight in the desert.
This time Meneptah did not boast but scowled, while I set the board and the scribe wrote down the game upon his tablets.