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  Assyria Information - TextSheet.com
Assyria, a country named after its original capital city, Asshur on the Tigris, was originally a colony of Babylonia, and was ruled by viceroys from that kingdom.
In 1120 BC, Tiglath-Pileser I, the greatest of the Assyrian kings, "crossed the Euphrates, defeated the kings of the Hittites, captured the city of Carchemish, and advanced as far as the shores of the Mediterranean." He may be regarded as the founder of the first Assyrian empire.
Assur-bani-pal or Ashurbanipal (Ashurbanapli), the son of Esarhaddon, became king, and in Ezra 4:10 is referred to as Asnapper or Osnappar.
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 Assyria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Assyria proper was located in a mountainous region, extending along the Tigris as far as the high Gordiaean or Carduchian mountain range of Armenia, sometimes called the "Mountains of Ashur".
Ashurnasirpal's son, Shalmaneser III (858-823 BC), fought against Urartu, and in the reign of Ahab, king of Israel, he marched an army against an alliance of the Syrian states (a rare occasion in near-eastern history of an alliance between the Isareli State and the Aramaic Kingdom), whose allied army he encountered at Karkar (854).
In 738 BC, in the reign of Menahem, king of Israel, Tiglath-Pileser III occupied Philistia and invaded Israel, imposing on it a heavy tribute (2 Kings 15:19).
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 Kings of Assyria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The dates for the kings given below as reigning between 1420 BC and 1179 BC are particularly problematic, as the dating differs depending on which of the Assyrian King Lists is given precedence.
The dating below for the kings of this period is based on Assyrian Kings Lists B and C, which give only three years to Ninurta-apal-Ekur, and the same to Ashur-nadin-apli.
This version is followed by many sources, which thus give Ashur-uballit I as succeeding in 1366 BC and Shalmaneser I in 1275 BC.
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 Assyria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Assyria in earliest historical times referred to a region on the Upper Tigris river, named for its original capital, the city of Asshur (or Ashshur).
Assyria proper was located in a mountainous region, extending along the Tigris as far as the high Gordiaean or Carduchian mountain range of Armenia, sometimes called the "Mountains of Asshur".
Ashurnasirpal's son, Shalmaneser III (858-823 BC), fought against Urartu, and in the reign of Ahab, king of Israel, he marched an army against the Syrian states, whose allied army he encountered and vanquished at Karkar (854).
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 Akkadian Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Contract tablets have been found dated in the years of the campaigns against Palestine and Sarlak, king of Gutium or Kurdistan, and copper is mentioned as being brought from Magan (probably modern Oman).
The power of these kings extended to the Mediterranean, and we possess a large number of contemporary monuments in the form of contracts and similar business documents, as well as chronological tables, belonging to their reigns.
Among the latter is one ordering the dispatch of 240 soldiers from Assyria and Situllum, a proof that Assyria was at the time a Babylonian dependency.
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 Assyria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Assyria was located in a mountainous region lying to the north of Babylonia, extending along the Tigris as far as to the high mountain range of Armenia, the Gordiaean or Carduchian mountains.
In the reign of Ahab, king of Israel, Shalmaneser III marched an army against the Syrian states, whose allied army he encountered and vanquished at Karkar.
In 738 BC, in the reign of Menahem, king of Israel, Tiglath-Pileser invaded Israel, and imposed on it a heavy tribute (2 Kings 15:19).
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 Prophets and Kings - Deliverance From Assyria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
But the king of Judah had determined to do his part in preparing to resist the enemy; and, having accomplished all that human ingenuity and energy could do, he had assembled his forces and had exhorted them to be of good courage.
Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?" 2 Kings 19:10-13.
Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands, and have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
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In treating of Assyria it is extremely difficult not to speak at the same time of its sister, or rather mother country, Babylonia, as the peoples of these two countries, the Semitic Babylonians and Assyrians, are both ethnographically and linguistically the same race, with identical religion, language, literature, and civilization.
Tiglath-pileser was the first Assyrian king to come into contact with the Kingdom of Juda, and also the first Assyrian monarch to begin on a large scale the system of transplanting peoples from one country to another, with the object of breaking down their national spirit, unity, and independence.
And in the ninth year of Osee, the king of the Assyrians took Samaria, and carried Israel away to Assyria; and he placed them in Hala and Habor by the river of Gozan, in the cities of the Medes.
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 Love The Lord 2nd Kings Lesson 19
II Kings 19:2 "And he sent Eliakim, which [was] over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz." Eliakim and Sheba are 2 of the 3 men Hezekiah sent to speak to the 3 men sent by the Assyrian king.
II Kings 19:21 "This [is] the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, [and] laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee." The daughter of Zion, here, is, probably, speaking of Jerusalem.
II Kings 19:24 "I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places." Sennacherib thought that because he had dug wells before and drunk of their water, that would be the way here.
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 Henry Layard and The Kings of Assyria
The three kings whose palaces are referred to above were not all successive rulers of the land; that their palaces should be in the same area simply indicates that in their choice of a royal residence outside the capital, they selected approximately the same spot.
It is made of fl alabaster, and is inscribed on the four sides with an account of the King's expeditions, and a number of scenes representing the payment of tribute by the kings he had conquered.
The text, however, does make reference to a war against Hazael, King of Syria, who is mentioned in 1 Kings 19:15 in connection with Jehu, the King of Israel, both of whom were to be anointed by the prophet Elijah, one to be King of Syria and the other as King of Israel.
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 Babylonia - Unipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It was in the sixth year of Nabonidus (549 BC) that Cyrus, the Achaemenid Persian "king of Anshan" in Elam, revolted against his suzerain Astyages, "king of the Manda" or Medes, at Ecbatana.
Three years later Cyrus had become king of all Persia, and was engaged in a campaign in the north of Mesopotamia.
Cyrus now claimed to be the legitimate successor of the ancient Babylonian kings and the avenger of Bel-Marduk, who was assumed to be wrathful at the impiety of Nabonidus in removing the images of the local gods from their ancestral shrines, to his capital Babylon.
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 Tiglath-pileser (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
The king of Assyria, whom the historian of 2 Kings knows as exacting tribute from Menahem, is Pul (2 Kings 15:19 f.).
In the days of Pekah who had usurped the throne of Menahem's son and successor, Pekahiah, the king of Assyria is known as Tiglath-pileser, who invaded Naphtali and carried the inhabitants captive to Assyria (2 Kings 15:29).
This king of Assyria, who reigned, as we learn from his annals, from 745 BC to 727 BC, was one of the greatest of Assyrian monarchs.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
This was not an unknown practice among Assyrian kings, and neither was it unheard of for a king to claim victories that occurred in the reigns of his predecessors.
So it is possible that Assyria was divided into two kingdoms, with two kings (one in Babel and one in Nineveh), from the days of Tiglathpileser III and Shalmaneser V. It is possible that Sargon II shared the throne with Shalmaneser, and that Sargon's son, Sannacherib, may have been a coregent with Shalmaneser as well.
Or possibly Sannacherib was king in Assyria (as crown prince) and Sargon was king in Babylon during the last years of his reign.
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 Nineveh Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Sargon is the Hebrew rendering (Isaiah 20:1) of Assyrian Sharru-kin, a throne name meaning "the king is legitimate." The name was undoubtedly chosen in reminiscence of two former kings of Assyria, particularly in commemoration of Sargon of Akkad (flourished 2300 BC).
Seizing the tactical situation king Sargon himself mounted his battle chariot, and along with his personal elite bodyguard and household cavalry drove headlong into the centre of the ambush on the wing of the opposing forces.
King Rusa took his remaining forces and fled into the mountains where, according to Sargon, he died of grief.
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 Sudy Helps - Lesson 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Do not be afraid or dismayed before the king of Assyria and all the horde that is with him; for there is one greater with us than with him.
2 Kings 18:9-10 KJV 9 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it.
The king "showed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah showed them not." Isaiah 39:2.
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 2 KINGS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Elisha anointed Jehu as king of "Israel," and Jehu had king Ahab's wife, Jezebel, killed and, as prophesied by Elijah, her body was scattered (2 Kings 9: 30-36).
In the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah, Isaiah was the prophet.
During the reign of Josiah as king of Judah, Hilkiah (the High Priest) discovered a scroll of laws in the temple.
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 Sunken Civilizations -- www.geocities.com/sunkenciv/index.html
Assur-uballit II The last of the Akkadian kings seems to have been Assur-dugul "son of a nobody", seventh to reign from that capital.
king of Elam, and was either the father or the brother of Kudur-Mabug, whose son, Eri-Aku (Arioch), reigned over Larsa and Ur, and other cities of southern Babylonia.
The sixth king, Hammurabi, had a long reign, but was just one ruler of just another city state throughout the earlier years of his reign, which S.N.Kramer describes as "some three decades of rather troubled rule." (The Sumerians).
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 Royalty.nu - History of Iraq - The Assyrians
The Conquest of Assyria: Excavations in an Antique Land, 1840-1860 by Mogens Trolle Larsen.
Annals of the Kings of Assyria: The Cuneiform Texts With Translations, Transliterations, etc., From the Original Documents by E. Wallis Budge.
All of the written records of the early Assyrian kings, from the reign of Irishum in about B.C. 2000 to the reign of Ashur-nasir-pal, which ended in B.C. The texts are presented in Assyrian with complete English translations and, where appropriate, photographs of the original inscriptions.
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 The Patriotist - "LIVE, From King James" Court," with Will J. Kinney   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Some clown Bible corrector has made a list of supposed errors in the King James Bible and he states this as his #4 - "In I Chronicles 5:26 the KJV translators present Pul and Tilgath-pilneser as being two separate kings of Assyria.
"And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem [the king of Israel who reigned for 10 years] gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand.
Matthew Henry - "God stirred up the spirit of the kings of Assyria, first one and then another, against them, served his own purposes by the designs of those ambitious monarchs, employed them to chastise these revolters first, and, when that humbled them not, then wholly to root them out, v.
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 Prophets and Kings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Meanwhile the king had taken "counsel with his princes and his mighty men," and had done everything possible for the defense of his kingdom.
To Isaiah was given the message for Hezekiah: "Thus saith the Lord, Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me.
"All the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria," were slain.
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 Articles - Assyria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Later, as a nation and Empire, it also came to include roughly the northern half of Mesopotamia (the southern half being 'Babylonia';).
With Hammurabi, the various karum in Anatolia ceased trade activity, probably because the goods of Assyria were now being traded with the Babylonians'; partners.
He also marched into Babylon twice, assuming the old title 'King of Sumer and Akkad';, although he was unable to depose the actual Babylonian king on these occasions.
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 Chronology of the Ancient Near East - Indopedia, the Indological knowledgebase
This is a list of the kings of Babylon and the Persian Empire, from Nabonassar down to Alexander the Great, which Claudius Ptolemy added to one of his books because of the atronomical observations connected with this information.
These years, all named for the official known as a limmu, and some bearing an important event for the previous year, are fixed with the precision of a year due to the mention of the solar eclipse of June 16, 763 BC.
Hittite chronology is dependent on Assyria and Egypt.
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 Assurbanipal on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
BC, king of ancient Assyria (669-633 BC), son and successor of Esar-Haddon.
The last of the great kings of Assyria, he drove Taharka out of Egypt and firmly established Necho in power there only to have Necho's son Psamtik revolt in 660 BC and wrest Egypt permanently from Assyria.
The famous lion-hunt reliefs in the royal palace at Nineveh date from his reign and are among the finest examples of ancient sculpture.
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 Chronology from the Division of the Kingdom of Israel to the Fall of Babylon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In addition to the reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah, I have provided the best possible dates for the reigns of the kings of the surrounding nations without undermining or contradicting what is written in the sacred text.
The synchronisms concerning foreign kings have not been numbered; nevertheless, they have been addressed in the comments concerning the various kings of the surrounding nations on an individual basis where required.
Synchronisms of the Kings of Israel and Judah
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 USCCB - NAB - 2 Kings 19
When King Hezekiah heard this, he tore his garments, wrapped himself in sackcloth, and went into the temple of the LORD.
When the commander, on his return, heard that the king of Assyria had withdrawn from Lachish, he found him besieging Libnah.
The king of Assyria heard a report that Tirhakah, king of Ethiopia, had come out to fight against him.
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