By Brad Kelle
Old Israel at struggle 853-586 BC 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. This publication examines the politics, battling, and outcomes of Israel's battles in this interval. It explains Israel's advanced, frequently bloody, overseas coverage, and offers a historical past of those historical conflicts. complete description
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Although the size of the armies involved is not known, the Assyrians captured various parts of coalition territory. Although subdued, the northern Syrian coalition was not destroyed, and these kingdoms continued to try to halt Shalmaneser's movements in the west at various strategic points around the Habur and Euphrates rivers. Thus, in his second year, Shalmaneser returned west to subjugate and collect tribute from areas not conquered in his first year. He also recaptured Carchemish and engaged Ahuni of Bit-Adini.
I imposed dues and gifts for my lordship upon him, in addition to the former tribute, their yearly payment. He, Hezekiah ... sent me after my departure to Nineveh, my royal city, his elite troops (and) his best soldiers, which he had brought in as reinforcements to strengthen Jerusalem, with 30 talents ofgold [and other tribute]. 71 There are, however, differing traditions about what precipitated this conclusion. The fighting Biblical texts attribute this to the miraculous overnight slaying of 185,000 Assyrian soldiers by an angel, a tradition that is similar to a later Greek story about a miraculous defeat of Sennacherib in Egypt.
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. Rezin and his supporters no doubt saw these developments as a sign that an Assyrian move into southern Syria was now inevitable. Thus, when Tiglath-pileser withdrew northward to fight Urartu in 735, Rezin solidified an anti-Assyrian coalition including Tyre, Gaza, Ashkelon, Arabia, and others.
Ancient Israel at War 853-586 BC by Brad Kelle