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Ancient Israel at War 853-586 BC (Essential Histories) by Brad Kelle

By Brad Kelle

Complicated and volatile, in 922 BC the dominion of old Israel was once 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 buddies. those sour feuds finally ended 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 identify examines the politics, combating, and results of Israel's battles in this interval. concentrating on the turbulent courting among the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this ebook explains Israel's complicated, frequently bloody, international coverage, and offers a definitive historical past of those historic conflicts.

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The Assyrians despoiled the Judean stronghold of Azekah and took away Philistine territory that had been under Hezekiah's control. Because he was not personally responsible for the revolt, The fighting Hezekiah survived. Perhaps he recovered from his illness in time to surrender without losing Jerusalem, but Hezekiah probably lost the enhanced status he had between 720 and 714. The second Judean rebellion against Assyria began about 10 years later. In 705, while fighting a tribal group in the north, Sargon died on the battlefield and revolt broke out across the Empire.

37 The route itself was prohibitive, marked by dangerous desert heat and drought, and the biblical narrative indicates that the army was saved from destruction by a flash flood in a canyon: So the King of Israel, the King ofJudah, and the King of Edam set out; and when they had made a roundabout march of seven days, there was no water for the army or for the animals that were with them ... And he [Elisha] said, 'Thus says the LORD, I will make this wadi full ofpools'... The next day, about the time of the morning offering, suddenly water began to flow from the direction of Edam, until the country was filled with water.

He appointed Hoshea, a man of unknown origins, who was perhaps already leading an overthrow movement against Pekah, as the new King of Israel, and left him to reclaim Samaria. Assyrian texts testify that the Israelites overthrew Pekah themselves, and biblical texts suggest that Hoshea led a joint Israelite and Judean force up from Judah, perhaps along the same road that Rezin and Pekah had traveled earlier, to recapture Samaria. 55 Upon success, Hoshea sent vassal tribute to the Assyrian king on campaign in southern Babylon.

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