By Brad Kelle
Advanced and risky, in 922 BC the dominion of old Israel used to be divided into Judah, within the South, and Israel, within the North. For the following 2 hundred years, there has been virtually consistent warring among those kingdoms and their buddies. those sour feuds ultimately 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 old Jewish, Biblical, and different modern resources, this name examines the politics, battling, 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, frequently bloody, international coverage, and offers a definitive background of those old conflicts.
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The inspiration for this revolt came from Egypt, where the new Ethiopian pharaoh Shabako had succeeded the aged Piye and invaded the Delta in 715, and from Babylon, where Merodach-baladan, who had seized the throne in 721, opened hostilities with Assyria in the east. The Assyrian reaction came in 712 or 711. Sargon led his own personal forces, rather than the main army, down the Mediterranean coast and captured Ashdod. Yamani fled to the Ethiopian king Shabako for asylum, and the other rebels capitulated.
Workers dug the so-called "Siloam Tunnel," an underground conduit one-third of a mile long that brought water from the Gihon Spring in the Kidron Valley into the enclosed western side of the city. Elsewhere, Hezekiah strengthened and reorganized the military, forging new shields and weapons, and inaugurated a royal storage and supply system to send provisions to cities throughout the kingdom. This system consisted of the use of four-handled storage jars, each stamped with an emblem, the Hebrew letters lmlk (which were used to signify"for the king"), and the name of one of four regional supply cities from which the stores probably originated.
This inscription is the main source for the battle of Qarqar in 853, which involved King Ahab of Israel but is not mentioned in the Bible. (British Museum, London) with a causeway. In the midst of this battle I took away from them chariots, cavalry, (and) teams of horses. 3S There is reason to believe, however, that Qarqar was at least a stalemate if not a victory by Israel and its coalition partners. Shalmaneser did not press south of Qarqar in 853 and did not even campaign west of the Euphrates for the next three years.