Ancient Israel at War 853-586 BC (Essential Histories) by Brad Kelle

By Brad Kelle

Complicated and volatile, 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 acquaintances. those sour feuds finally ended in the cave in of Israel, leaving Judah as a surviving state 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, scuffling with, and results of Israel's battles in this interval. targeting the turbulent courting among the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this e-book explains Israel's advanced, frequently bloody, overseas coverage, and gives a definitive background of those old conflicts.

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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. This was the more geographically difficult but less fortified path from Samaria to Jerusalem. By this time, however, the anti-Assyrian actions in Syria-Palestine had attracted Tiglath-pileser's attention.

No siege of Jerusalem is recorded, and Hezekiah remained on the throne. Given the fact that Hezekiah had remained loyal to Assyria for more than a decade, it is difficult to understand why and how he would have become involved in this rebellion. 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.

37 The route itself was prohibitive, marked by dangerous desert heat and drought, and the biblical narrative indicates that the army was saved from destruction by a flash flood in a canyon: So the King of Israel, the King ofJudah, and the King of Edam set out; and when they had made a roundabout march of seven days, there was no water for the army or for the animals that were with them ... And he [Elisha] said, 'Thus says the LORD, I will make this wadi full ofpools'... The next day, about the time of the morning offering, suddenly water began to flow from the direction of Edam, until the country was filled with water.

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