By Zénaïde Alexeïevna Ragozin
This Elibron Classics ebook is a facsimile reprint of a 1888 variation by way of T. Fisher Unwin, London.
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An expedition to conquer a neighboring territory or to punish rebels is undertaken at the " Asshur and the express command of Asshur, or of " and in order to propagate their laws, great gods " did not keep their oaths or to chastise those who " hardened their hearts and to the great gods," or ; disregarded the will of Asshur, the god, my creaThus Tiglath-Pileser I. " Another king, who reigns five hundred years later, represents Asshur and the gods as' speaking to him countries, mountains, cities, " Then to Asshur, to Sin, by a direct message Shamash, Bel, Nebo, Nergal, Ishtar of Nineveh, and Ishtar of Arbela I lifted my hands.
They are continually enjoined, in the name of the Lord, by their leaders and priests, to put to the sword the vanquished populations, as a preservative against " the contagion of their idolatrous religions. Then shall rise from the ambush," you up says Joshua to the Israelite warriors, " and seize upon the city, for the Lord your God will deliver it into your hand. And it shall be, when ye have taken the city, that ye shall set the city on fire according to the com: " mandment of the Lord shall ye do (Joshua, viii.
And powerful population was on looked formed, by the native Egyptians with suspicion and dislike, but tolerated as a necessary evil, 13. a large THE STORY OF ASSYRIA. 24 day came when their prophetic instinct was and a great disaster befell them from that obnoxious quarter. The country was invaded and until a justified conquered by a swarm of those Semitic tribes, rovers of the desert, like the Bedouins of the present day, whom the Egyptians contemptuously designated by name of SHASUS, i. , They entered through the the sweeping " derers.
Assyria from the Rise of the Empire to the Fall of Nineveh by Zénaïde Alexeïevna Ragozin