By Brad Kelle
Complicated and risky, 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 acquaintances. 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 historical Jewish, Biblical, and different modern assets, this name examines the politics, struggling with, and results of Israel's battles in this interval. concentrating on the turbulent courting among the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this e-book explains Israel's advanced, usually bloody, international coverage, and gives a definitive heritage of those old conflicts.
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T] herefore thus says the Lord GOD: It shall not stand, and it shall not come to pass. 50 The express aim of Syria and Ephraim's (Le. Israel's) actions was to replace Ahaz with a compliant ruler and return Judah to its vassal-like role in relation to Israel. There may have been an unsuccessful assassination attempt on Ahaz by an Ephraimite operative just prior to the siege in 734. 51 Isaiah 10: 27d-32 perhaps details the route of the Aramean and Israelite force: they traveled south by an interior road east of Samaria that passed through Michmash and Gibeon and ended at Nob, about a mile (roughly 2km) east of Jerusalem.
2o 1 1 1 It was this aggressive Assyrian expansion beyond the Euphrates that set the stage for the conflicts with kingdoms in Syria-Palestine. Ashurnasirpal's inscriptions state that the Assyrians pushed into Phoenician territory along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea for the first time in 875, after traversing northern Syria. The king received tribute from all major rulers of northern Syria and Phoenicia, as far south as Tyre. Although some of these payments may have represented the voluntary establishment of trade relations and not subjugation, Ashurnasirpal was the first king to bring a powerful Assyrian presence into the western part of the Fertile Crescent.
He was later released upon agreeing to relinquish captured Israelite territory. Some time later, biblical texts say that Jehoahaz led a joint Israelite and Judean force to Ramoth-gilead in order to reclaim territory that Ben-Hadad had promised to relinquish. The Israelite king was mortally wounded in the battle, and Joash succeeded him. Although the time span is unclear, Joash seems to have defeated Ben-Hadad on three subsequent occasions and ended Aramean oppression of Israel for the time being.