Judeans during the time of Hezekiah were aware of Egyptian culture and symbols. See Sarah Israelit-Groll, “The Egyptian Background to Isaiah 19:18, ” in Meir Lubetski et al., eds., Boundaries of the Ancient Near Eastern World: A Tribute to Cyrus H. Gordon (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998), pp. 300–303; Meir Lubetski and Claire Gottleib, “Isaiah 18: The Egyptian Nexus,” Ancient Israelite Religion, pp. 364–384; Kenneth A. Kitchen, “Late Egyptian Chronology and the Hebrew Monarchy,” Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Studies 5 (1973), pp. 225–233; Currid, Ancient Egypt, pp. 229–246; Donald B. Redford, Egypt, Canaan and Israel in Ancient Times (Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1992), p. 351.