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 subsequent two hundred years, there has been virtually consistent warring among those kingdoms and their pals. those sour feuds finally ended in the cave in of Israel, leaving Judah as a surviving kingdom till 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 assets, 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 booklet explains Israel's complicated, usually bloody, international coverage, and offers a definitive background of those historic conflicts.
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Tiglath-pileser came west in 743, and established the region around Arpad as a base for a four-year campaign throughout northern Syria. During this campaign, Assyrian texts note that Tiglath-pileser received tribute from Syro-Palestinian kings including Tubail of Tyre, Menahem of Israel, and even Rezin of Damascus. These payments were probably offered only as nominal tribute designed to avoid direct confrontation, since Tiglath-pileser was not yet moving into southern Syria. "48 By 737, however, Tiglath-pileser had annexed 19 districts of Hamath and won a conclusive victory over northern Syria.
Assyrian records indicate that Hezekiah sent a very large tribute to Nineveh and suffered substantial devastation of wider Judean territory. Perhaps news of trouble back home reached Sennacherib and thus he allowed Hezekiah to capitulate without losing Jerusalem.
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. 843), records indicate that the Assyrian army possessed only about 2,000 chariots and 5,500 cavalry. Assyrian inscriptions often exaggerated and rounded numbers for propagandistic purposes, however, and some of the forces seem out of keeping with what is known of the populations for the areas in 35 the mid-9th century.