"which disciple died alonside christ on the Cross?"
None, Christ was crucified along side two criminals, of which one reportedly said,
"Lord remember me when You come into Your kingdom" to which He replied, "Assuredly I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise"
Peter was reputedly crucified upside down, Paul was beheaded In Rome about 67 AD, Stephen was stoned.
AS FOR THE HYSKOS I AM CERTAIN AS THE GENERAL IS THAT THEY WERE ASIATIC.
They introduced the six spoked chariot to the Eygptian and other innovative weoponary which also indicates that they had advanced metalworking skills belonging to the Middle Bronze Age 2000-1550 BC
The chariot appeared in Mesoptamia about 3000 BC was a light two-wheeled solid type pulled by 4 asses.
The historic spread of the spoked wheel horse drawn chariot came through Central Asia from 2000-500 BC. There was a cavalry tradtion in Asia since 3000 BC and it took the breeding of the right horse to be able to pull the chariots.
These chariots appeared in the Urals,and Kazakhstan in 2000 BC then eventually spread to Indo/Iran. The Hittites were of course accomplished charioteers. Possibly bronzing was also invented in Asia in the Northern Caucasus.
HISTORY???? WHO KNOWS??????????
Somehow I CAN'T SEEM TO EQUATE THE PICTORAL of the Hebrew "coat of many colours", "their feet are their only carriage", playing musical instruments as they walk leisurely along with their sheep and goats with donkeys as pack animals as "marauding hordes" set out to defeat Eygpt.
Occasionally they might have hitched a ride off the poor donkey but they seem more pastoral than warlike.
If they were Bedouin on camels I would be scared BUT NO NOT AT ALL.
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