By Brad Kelle
Historical Israel at warfare 853-586 BC complicated and risky, in 922 BC, the dominion of historic Israel was once divided into Judah, within the South, and Israel, within the North. This booklet examines the politics, struggling with, and effects of Israel's battles in this interval. It explains Israel's advanced, frequently bloody, overseas coverage, and gives a heritage of those historic conflicts. complete description
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Either just before or immediately upon his death, rebellion broke out in the west led by the city of Tyre, and his son and successor Shalmaneser V extended his father's campaign in that direction. However, the sources for this period are particularly difficult to unravel. There are large gaps and contradictions in the Assyrian records, and the biblical texts condense multiple and complex events into a succinct theological explanation that attributes the fall of Israel to divine punishment for the abandonment of Yahweh and the worship of other gods.
Sennacherib then invaded southwestern Judah. Archeological evidence of destruction is present at cities like Ramet Rahel, Beth-Shemesh, Beersheba, and Gezer. The Assyrians claim to have captured 46 cities and exiled 200,150 people, although this number seems too large for the geographical area. The siege and capture of Lachish was the most significant accomplishment of the The fighti ng ISENNACHERIB ~ MEDITERRANEAN SEA Battles a combined Egyptian and Ethiopian force near Eltekeh. "'67 Sennacherib apparently refused this offer and dispatched a contingent of soldiers led by the "Rabshakeh," an Assyrian diplomatic spokesperson, to place Jerusalem under siege and force its surrender.
29 Biblical texts about Omri and Ahab emphasize their unfaithfulness to Israel's God, with only incidental references to building projects and no descriptions of their military and political undertakings that are detailed in Assyrian and Moabite inscriptions. 21 Their religious unfaithfulness particularly involved promoting worship of the god Baal, a Phoenician deity associated with fertility of crops and animals. This sponsorship may have resulted from close political ties to Phoenicia, since Ahab took a Phoenician princess as queen.
Ancient Israel at War 853-586 BC by Brad Kelle