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By Brad Kelle

Advanced 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 subsequent two hundred years, there has been nearly consistent warring among those kingdoms and their friends. those sour feuds ultimately ended in the cave in of Israel, leaving Judah as a surviving kingdom until eventually the emergence of the Babylonian Empire, the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC, and the exile of the Jewish people.Using historic Jewish, Biblical, and different modern resources, this name examines the politics, battling, and results of Israel's battles in this interval. concentrating on the turbulent courting among the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this publication explains Israel's advanced, frequently bloody, international coverage, and offers a definitive heritage of those historic conflicts.

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The Assyrians then subjugated Damascus sometime between 80S and 802 but did not destroy the City or remove Ben-Hadad from the throne, perhaps thinking that this A relief with accompanying inscription of King Adadnirari III of Assyria, who led the Assyrian resurgence in the west after 8 lOBe. He subdued Ben-Hadad II of Aram-Damascus and allowed Israel to break free of Aramean control. (akg-images/Erich Lessing) would evoke his loyalty. Upon this show of force, several local kings paid tribute and reaffirmed their loyalty to Assyria.

The fighting A captured Judean chariot being led away by Assyrian soldiers after the battle of Lachish in 70 I Be. This is the only known representation of a Judean chariot (which looks identical to the Assyrian chariot), although biblical and extra-biblical texts consistently mention Israelite and Judean chariot forces. (British Museum, London) If these records are accurate, the coalition force was massive and probably significantly outnumbered the Assyrian army. According to the Assyrians, Hamath, Aram-Damascus, and Israel alone fielded 40,000 soldiers, 1,900 cavalry, and 3,900 chariots, with the other members contributing more than 22,000 additional soldiers plus chariots.

Although Tiglath-pileser claims to have deported some Israelites, he specifically states that he never attacked Samaria: "[A]ll [of whose] cities I leveled ... / 54 Before departing the area in 731 to deal with a situation in Babylon, the Assyrian king established new political boundaries for the west. 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.

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