And he took the fenced cities which pertained to Judah
Which Rehoboam had lately built, and placed his sons in them, ( 2 Chronicles 11:5-12 2 Chronicles 11:23 ) , these he took without any opposition:
and came to Jerusalem;
there being no army to oppose him; and so Sesostris took many countries without fighting, and among the rest Phoenicia, as Manetho F15 relates, in which Judea may be included.
F15 Apud Joseph. contr. Apion. l. 1. c. 15.