Ancient Israel at War 853–586 BC by Brad Kelle

By Brad Kelle

Complicated and volatile, in 922 BC the dominion of old Israel used to be divided into Judah, within the South, and Israel, within the North. For the following two hundred years, there has been nearly consistent warring among those kingdoms and their acquaintances. those sour feuds finally ended in the cave in of Israel, leaving Judah as a surviving state till the emergence of the Babylonian Empire, the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC, and the exile of the Jewish people.
Using historical Jewish, Biblical, and different modern assets, this identify examines the politics, battling, and outcomes of Israel's battles in this interval. targeting the turbulent dating among the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this ebook explains Israel's advanced, frequently bloody, international coverage, and gives a definitive historical past of those historical conflicts.

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There may have been an unsuccessful assassination attempt on Ahaz by an Ephraimite operative just prior to the siege in 734. 51 Isaiah 10: 27d-32 perhaps details the route of the Aramean and Israelite force: they traveled south by an interior road east of Samaria that passed through Michmash and Gibeon and ended at Nob, about a mile (roughly 2km) east of Jerusalem. This was the more geographically difficult but less fortified path from Samaria to Jerusalem. By this time, however, the anti-Assyrian actions in Syria-Palestine had attracted Tiglath-pileser's attention.

That one [Le. Rezin], in order to save his life, fled alone; and he entered the gate of his city [like] a mongoose. I impaled alive his chief ministers; and I made his country behold [them]. I set up my camp around the city for 45 days; and I confined him like a bird in a cage... I destroyed 591 cities of 16 districts of Damascus like mounds of ruins after the Deluge. 53 Rezin was eventually executed and Syrian territory was annexed as a province. Although Tiglath-pileser claims to have deported some Israelites, he specifically states that he never attacked Samaria: "[A]ll [of whose] cities I leveled ...

There may have been an unsuccessful assassination attempt on Ahaz by an Ephraimite operative just prior to the siege in 734. 51 Isaiah 10: 27d-32 perhaps details the route of the Aramean and Israelite force: they traveled south by an interior road east of Samaria that passed through Michmash and Gibeon and ended at Nob, about a mile (roughly 2km) east of Jerusalem. This was the more geographically difficult but less fortified path from Samaria to Jerusalem. By this time, however, the anti-Assyrian actions in Syria-Palestine had attracted Tiglath-pileser's attention.

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