By Brad Kelle
Advanced 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 two hundred years, there has been virtually consistent warring among those kingdoms and their buddies. those sour feuds finally resulted in the cave in of Israel, leaving Judah as a surviving country 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 name examines the politics, combating, and results 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, frequently bloody, overseas coverage, and gives a definitive background of those historic conflicts.
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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.
I surrounded him with earthworks, and made it unthinkable for him to exit by the city gate. His cities which I had despoiled I cut off from his land and gave them to Mitini, king of Ashdod, Padi, king of Ekron and Silli-bel, king of Gaza, and thus diminished his land. I imposed dues and gifts for my lordship upon him, in addition to the former tribute, their yearly payment. He, Hezekiah ... sent me after my departure to Nineveh, my royal city, his elite troops (and) his best soldiers, which he had brought in as reinforcements to strengthen Jerusalem, with 30 talents ofgold [and other tribute].
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. Although no descriptions of the battle have survived, 2 Kings 8 records that]ehoram, the King of Israel, was wounded in this battle and retreated to ] ezreel leaving]ehu, one of the commanders of the army, in charge of the forces at Ramoth-gilead.
Ancient Israel at War 853–586 BC by Brad Kelle