By Brad Kelle
Complicated and volatile, in 922 BC the dominion of historic Israel was once divided into Judah, within the South, and Israel, within the North. For the subsequent 2 hundred years, there has been nearly consistent warring among those kingdoms and their acquaintances. those sour feuds finally 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 historical Jewish, Biblical, and different modern resources, this name examines the politics, struggling with, and effects of Israel's battles in this interval. targeting the turbulent courting among the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this publication explains Israel's complicated, usually bloody, international coverage, and gives a definitive heritage of those historic conflicts.
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6s Sennacherib's campaign to put down the rebellion in 701 is the best-documented event in Judean history, but the sources differ and do not permit certainty in the details. Even so, the combination of the sources suggests Sennacherib followed the well-trodden path of campaigning down the Mediterranean coast and conquered the Phoenician city of Sidon before pressing south to Philistia, where he met his first major opposition. The Assyrians sacked Ashkelon and Ekron and received the voluntary capitulation of other rebels like Edom, Moab, and Ammon.
The Assyrians sacked Ashkelon and Ekron and received the voluntary capitulation of other rebels like Edom, Moab, and Ammon. At this point, Sennacherib seems to have confronted a combined Egyptian and Ethiopian force that had marched up from Egypt to Eltekeh in the Philistine territory west of Jerusalem. This was a force of the Ethiopian Shebitku, who was also in control of the Delta, and may have been under the command of the crown prince Tirhakah (Taharqa) mentioned in 2 Kings 19: 9, "When the king [Sennacherib] heard concerning King Tirhakah of Ethiopia, 'See, he has set out to fight against you...
Hazael may have interpreted the steady decline in Israel's power and Shalmaneser's inability to push below the Orontes as signs that Aram-Damascus could gain power over all of southern Syria-Palestine. The top band depicts tribute being brought to the Assyrians by inhabitants of the coastal city ofTyre. The bottom band shows the army on campaign against Hazazu. uk) political alignments and initiated hostilities against Israel in the Transjordan territory around Ramoth-gilead, a move that probably brought about the collapse of what remained of the old coalition.
Ancient Israel at War 853–586 BC by Brad Kelle