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By Brad Kelle

Advanced and risky, in 922 BC the dominion of historic Israel used to be divided into Judah, within the South, and Israel, within the North. For the subsequent two hundred years, there has been virtually consistent warring among those kingdoms and their associates. those sour feuds finally resulted 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 old Jewish, Biblical, and different modern assets, this identify examines the politics, scuffling with, and effects of Israel's battles in this interval. targeting the turbulent courting among the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this e-book explains Israel's complicated, frequently bloody, international coverage, and gives a definitive historical past of those old conflicts.

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While Joash later returned the Judean king to his throne, this conflict between the sister kingdoms foreshadowed things to come. Israel, Aram-Damascus, and Judah: the Syro-Ephraimitic War (734-73 I Be) With a resurgent Assyria after 80S, loyal Assyrian vassals like Israel experienced a time of recovery, which took place during the first half of the reign of Jeroboam II of Israel (788-748). The biblical account indicates that Jeroboam recovered the commercial port of Elath from the Arameans, which opened the Red Sea trading route, and 8th-century archeological remains at Israelite cities show an increased presence of luxury items that may date to Jeroboam's time.

They place the total of slain coalition troops at varying numbers between 14,000 and 29,000, and Shalmaneser describes piling up enough corpses to stop up the Orontes River and form a bridge across it: I decisively defeated them from the city of Qarqar to the city of Gilzau. I felled with the sword 14,000 troops, their fighting men... I spread out their corpses (and) I filled the plain. [I felled] with the sword their extensive troops. I made their blood flow ... The field was too small for laying flat their bodies ...

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. 68 The Assyrians built either a siege wall of earthwork around the city or a series of blockades/outposts to control all incoming and outgoing traffic. Second Kings 18-19 69 may contain the actual speech of the Rabshakeh, who used political and religious rhetoric to call the city to surrender: Do not let Hezekiah deceive you, for he will not be able to deliver you out of my hand.

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