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Donald B. Redford, Professor of Near East Studies at Pennsylvania State University, in Egypt, Canaan and Israel in Ancient Times, wrote:

“The true identity of the Hyksos can now easily be ascertained through the examination of two bodies of evidence: archaeological and linguistic…Excavations at such Hyksos sites in the eastern Delta as Tel-ed-Dab’a and Tel el-Maskhuta have revealed an intrusive culture whose ceramic and artifactual content differs not at all from the culture of contemporary MB IIb [1750 – 1600 B.C.] Palestine and Phoenicia [present day Lebanon]…

Although the Kyksos have left behind no inscriptions in their native language, a number of their personal names have turned up on seals and dedicatory texts, and these can be analyzed syntactically and lexically. It is abundantly clear from such an analyusis that we are dealing with personal names from a West Semitic dialect…

It remains difficult to ascertain more specifically where the [15th] dynasty…originated… We may for the time being be obliged to satisfy ourselves with nought but these broad limits: no further north than the Lebanon ranges, no further south than the Judaean Highlands.”

1992 – Donald B. Redford