By Brad Kelle
Complicated 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 nearly consistent warring among those kingdoms and their pals. those sour feuds finally 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 resources, this identify examines the politics, battling, and outcomes of Israel's battles in this interval. targeting the turbulent dating among the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this e-book explains Israel's complicated, frequently bloody, international coverage, and offers a definitive background of those old conflicts.
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Whatever the exact numbers, the Syro-Palestinian coalition presented a formidable force. The Assyrians had a tactical advantage, however, since the battlefield was near the territory of Bit-Agusi and other northern cities that had capitulated to Assyrian control. Nonetheless, the size of the coalition armies, combined with the likely depletion of Assyrian forces from earlier battles on the campaign, tipped the scales in favor of the alliance. Assyrian records indicate a bloody battle. They place the total of slain coalition troops at varying numbers between 14,000 and 29,000, and Shalmaneser describes piling up enough corpses to stop up the Orontes River and form a bridge across it: I decisively defeated them from the city of Qarqar to the city of Gilzau.
27 The HB/OT does not indicate when Israel regained these holdings, and it may have been under Omri or Ahab. The opening lines of an Aramaic inscription from Tel Dan, which comes from 858: defeat ofTil-Barsip, Carchemish, a northern Syrian coalition of four kingdoms; Shalmaneser proceeds to the Mediterranean Sea. 857: attack focused on Ahuni of Bit-Adini at Til-Barsip. MEDITERRANEAN SEA 853: the forces of the coalition move up to meet Shalmaneser outside Qarqar. ARABIA t N I 200 miles 250 km The members of the Syrian coalition that opposed Shalmaneser III at Qarqar in 853 Be: Hamath Aram-Damascus Israel Que Musri (perhaps Egypt) Irqantana Arvad Usanata Shian Arabia Ammon w 32 Essential Histories • Ancient Israel at War 853-586 Be A depiction of the Canaanite god "Baal" found at the city of Ugarit.
Many of these kingdoms had ties with Hamath and shared its concern to protect trade routes into central and southern Syria. The Assyrian records also detail the coalition kingdoms' numbers of chariotry, infantry, and cavalry. The fighting A captured Judean chariot being led away by Assyrian soldiers after the battle of Lachish in 70 I Be. This is the only known representation of a Judean chariot (which looks identical to the Assyrian chariot), although biblical and extra-biblical texts consistently mention Israelite and Judean chariot forces.
Ancient Israel at War 853–586 BC by Brad Kelle