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By Lester L. Grabbe

The eu Seminar in old method is dedicated to debating matters surrounding the historical past of historic Israel and Judah with the purpose of constructing methodological rules for writing a background of the interval. during this specific consultation the subject selected was once the Omride dynasty - its upward push and fall - and the next Jehu dynasty, right down to the autumn of Samaria to the Assyrians. members talk about such subject matters because the relationship of prophetic texts, the home of Ahab in Chronicles, the Tel Dan inscription, the Mesha inscription, the Jezebel culture, the archaeology of Iron IIB, the connection among the biblical textual content and modern assets, and the character of the Omride nation. the amount by the way provides a pretty complete remedy of the most assets, matters, debates, and secondary literature in this interval of Israel's historical past. An introductory bankruptcy summarizes the person papers and in addition the proper component to Mario Liverani's contemporary heritage of the interval. A concluding 'Reflections at the Debate' summarizes the problems raised within the papers and gives a viewpoint at the dialogue.

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29; Lipiriski 2000: 404) is mentioned among the kings of Hatti who pay tribute to the Assyrian king in the years 743, 739 and 738 BCE. Finally, the Assyrians had had enough of the rebellious behaviour of Damascus, the last Aramaean stronghold in Hatti. Damascus and its cities were conquered and turned into Assyrian provinces (Tadmor 1994: 79-81). A part of the population was deported (Grayson 1991/2000: 77-8; Dion 1997: 215-16; Sader 1987: 250-1; Weippert 1987: 99). The king list of Damascus for our period may, according to Sader, look like the following: Hazael c.

10). Before these, however, we find a series of words against foreign nations. In addition to the main reference to Damascus, we find references to the Philistine cities of Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Ekron. 2). We also find words of doom against Tyre (as the only Phoenician city). Finally, we find words of doom against the Transjordan states Edom (and Bozrah and Teman), Ammon (and Kabbah), and Moab (and Kerioth). Finally, there is the word against Judah and Jerusalem. One might have thought that, with so many different countries involved, we must be dealing with a late redaction or with a later collection of different prophetic words, uttered at various occasions.

Ancient Damascus. E. Winona Lake 1987. Reinhold, G. G. G. 1989 Die Beziehungen Altisraels zu den aramdischen Staaten in der israelitischjudaischen Konigszeit (Europaische Hochschulschriften XXIII, 368). Frankfurt am Main 1989. Sader, H. S. 1987 LesetatsarameensdeSyrie. Depuisleurfondationjusqu'aleur transformation en provinces assyriennes (Beiruter Texte und Studien 36). Beirut 1987. Schneider, T. J. 1996 'Rethinking Jehu', Bib 77 (1996): 100-7. Tadmor, H. 1994 The Inscriptions of Tiglath-pileser HI King of Assyria.

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