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Lee, I think that the OT is a record of Egyptian activity in the Middle East. So I think that yes, it could have been referring to Baalbek, but that is because the Egytians were investing there as a hedge against the Hittite and a Mesopotamian states. The Egyptions were eventually pushed out and, of course, history rewritten.
That’s my general view but , you know, I can’t prove it. And if you can’t prove something, accept it. Nothing to be dismayed about, IMO.