Brad Kelle's Ancient Israel at War 853-586 BC (Essential Histories) PDF

By Brad Kelle

ISBN-10: 1846030366

ISBN-13: 9781846030369

Advanced and volatile, in 922 BC the dominion of historic Israel used to be divided into Judah, within the South, and Israel, within the North. For the following 2 hundred years, there has been nearly consistent warring among those kingdoms and their associates. those sour feuds finally resulted in the cave in of Israel, leaving Judah as a surviving kingdom till the emergence of the Babylonian Empire, the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC, and the exile of the Jewish people.Using historic Jewish, Biblical, and different modern assets, this name examines the politics, struggling with, and effects of Israel's battles in this interval. concentrating on the turbulent dating among the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this ebook explains Israel's advanced, usually bloody, overseas coverage, and gives a definitive historical past of those historic conflicts.

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Around the year 750, a new ruler named Rezin (or Radyan), who came from a provincial town outside the capital, usurped the throne in Damascus and proved that Assyria had made a mistake by not destroying Aram-Damascus in preceding years. Rezin's actions suggest that he had visions of reestablishing Hazael's mini-empire of a century earlier and liberating the west from Assyrian dominance. It seems possible that he seized control of Israelite territory in the Transjordan and Galilee as early as the 750s.

The jars, also found at other cities in Judah and Philistia, probably formed part of a supply network instituted by King Hezekiah in anticipation of an Assyrian invasion around 70 I Be. (British Museum, London) BonOM Close-up of an 8th-century Judean storage jar from the time of Hezekiah that shows the stamp of a winged emblem, as well as a Hebrew inscription, Imlk. (British Museum, London) campaign, since it was a heavily fortified city controlling access to southwestern Judah. A wall relief in Sennacherib's palace in Nineveh commemorated the battle for Lachish and depicted Assyrian siege machinery and troops, as well as Israelite soldiers defending the city with arrows, stones, and torches.

The only thing that can be said with certainty is that, for whatever reason, Judah rebelled against Assyria around 714. The biblical and extra-biblical sources allow, however, the following hypothetical sequence of events. The biblical story of Hezekiah suffering a life-threatening illness, which 2 Kings 20 associates with an Assyrian invasion later in Hezekiah's reign, perhaps belongs here, implying that around 714 Hezekiah became incapacitated and turned control of the government over to two officials who subsequently led Judah into the revolt.

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