By Brad Kelle

Complicated and risky, in 922 BC the dominion of historical Israel used to be divided into Judah, within the South, and Israel, within the North. For the following 2 hundred years, there has been virtually consistent warring among those kingdoms and their associates. those sour feuds ultimately resulted in the cave in of Israel, leaving Judah as a surviving state until eventually the emergence of the Babylonian Empire, the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC, and the exile of the Jewish people.
Using old Jewish, Biblical, and different modern assets, this name examines the politics, battling, and effects of Israel's battles in this interval. concentrating on the turbulent courting among the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this e-book explains Israel's advanced, usually bloody, international coverage, and offers a definitive heritage of those historic conflicts.

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The events of the clash between Hazael and Shalmaneser overlapped one of the most significant developments in Israelite history. With the wounded ]ehoram cloistered in ]ezreel, the Israelite army at Ramoth-gilead proclaimed]ehu king, an accession that the HB/OT presents as a religious revolution motivated by the desire to eliminate the House of Ahab that had allowed worship of the Phoenician god Baal. 39 According to the biblical story, ] ehu promptly attacked ]ehoram at ]ezreel, as well as the ]udean king Ahaziah who had joined him there, killing ]ehoram in the open field and wounding the fleeing Ahaziah who later died at Megiddo.

Do not let Hezekiah make you rely on the LORD by saying, The LORD will surely deliver us ... Has any of the gods of the nations ever delivered its land out of the hand of the king of Assyria ... 70 TOP 8th-century BC storage jars found at Lachish, inscribed with the phrase, "belonging to the king," or Imlk. 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.

I imposed dues and gifts for my lordship upon him, in addition to the former tribute, their yearly payment. He, Hezekiah ... sent me after my departure to Nineveh, my royal city, his elite troops (and) his best soldiers, which he had brought in as reinforcements to strengthen Jerusalem, with 30 talents ofgold [and other tribute]. 71 There are, however, differing traditions about what precipitated this conclusion. The fighting Biblical texts attribute this to the miraculous overnight slaying of 185,000 Assyrian soldiers by an angel, a tradition that is similar to a later Greek story about a miraculous defeat of Sennacherib in Egypt.

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