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Ancient Civilizations

By Brad Kelle

ISBN-10: 1846030366

ISBN-13: 9781846030369

Complicated and risky, in 922 BC the dominion of historical Israel was once divided into Judah, within the South, and Israel, within the North. For the following 2 hundred years, there has been nearly consistent warring among those kingdoms and their pals. those sour feuds finally resulted in the cave in of Israel, leaving Judah as a surviving country 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 assets, this identify examines the politics, struggling with, and outcomes of Israel's battles in this interval. concentrating on the turbulent dating among the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this booklet explains Israel's advanced, usually bloody, international coverage, and gives a definitive historical past of those historical conflicts.

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My father went u[p against him when] he fought at x[]. Then my father lay down and went to his [fathers]. There came up the king of I[s]rael beforetime in the land of my father ... 28 While the ascendancy under Omri and Ahab centered on Israel, Judah experienced similar developments, and the history of the two kingdoms corresponded closely during this period. Judah, as a smaller, more remote, and less-developed kingdom, benefited from Israel's economic prosperity and political security. The HB/OT links the two kingdoms by an alliance established by the marriage of Athaliah, daughter of either Omri or Ahab,29 to Jehoram, son of the Judean king, Jehoshaphat (877-853).

The available sources record a series of subsequent actions that suggest the population was divided into opposing factions, with a large segment in both kingdoms favoring the Damascus-led movement to throw off the Assyrian yoke. In Israel, for example, after the death of Jeroboam in 748, four kings reigned in quick succession between the years 748 and 734, and three of them were killed after short reigns. The central government in Samaria continually lost territory to surrounding kingdoms that were rallying to Rezin's cause.

The HB/OT does not address those issues. The only thing that can be said with certainty is that, for whatever reason, Judah rebelled against Assyria around 714. The biblical and extra-biblical sources allow, however, the following hypothetical sequence of events. The biblical story of Hezekiah suffering a life-threatening illness, which 2 Kings 20 associates with an Assyrian invasion later in Hezekiah's reign, perhaps belongs here, implying that around 714 Hezekiah became incapacitated and turned control of the government over to two officials who subsequently led Judah into the revolt.

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