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By Brad Kelle

Complicated and volatile, 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 2 hundred years, there has been nearly consistent warring among those kingdoms and their acquaintances. those sour feuds finally resulted 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 historical Jewish, Biblical, and different modern assets, this identify examines the politics, battling, and results of Israel's battles in this interval. targeting the turbulent dating among the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this ebook explains Israel's complicated, usually bloody, overseas coverage, and offers a definitive background of those historic conflicts.

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All areas previously controlled by Aram-Damascus, including those in formerly Israelite territory such as Galilee and the northern and central Transjordan, were changed into provinces ruled by Assyrian governors and garrisons. Israel and Judah survived as kingdoms but with greatly reduced borders, probably left holding only those areas west of the Jordan and south of the Jezreel Valley. 46 Essential Histories • Ancient Israel at War 853-586 Be Israel and Assyria (730-720 Be) Tiglath-pileser died on campaign in December 727.

Although the sequence of kings is confusing for the following years, Israel's and Judah's fortunes clearly changed for the worse. Shalmaneser returned to the west on three more occasions in 849, 848, and 845 and faced the same coalition of southern kingdoms each time. Assyrian records continue to name Irhuleni and Hadadezer as the coalition leaders, but do not refer to Ahab's successors Ahaziah or Jehoram. Since it is likely that Israel continued to participate in the coalition, the lack of reference may reflect a deterioration in its power.

That task fell to his son and successor, Shalmaneser III (859-824). In a series of annual campaigns over his first six years, the new king immediately embarked on an effort not only to secure Assyria's dominance in northern Syria, but also to bring the kingdoms in southern Syria-Palestine under Assyrian influence. Several royal inscriptions note that in his first year, for example, Shalmaneser followed the path of his predecessor and marched to the Mediterranean Sea, where he erected an image of himself.

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