The Old Testament in the Light of the Historical Records and Legends

The Old Testament in the Light of the Historical Records and Legends

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Excerpt: ...possessions, . their oxen, their sheep, I carried off: 750 prisoners of the city Kurussa, . (prisoners) of the city of the Irmaites, 550 prisoners of the city Metuna, I carried off: 591 cities . of 16 districts of the land of a-im ri u I destroyed like flood-mounds." 94 This is immediately followed by an account of the operations against Samsi, queen of Arabia, and the tribes connected with that over which she held sway. After this he states that he set Idi-bi'ilu as governor over the land of Musru. All these passages, however, are exceedingly incomplete, as is also that referring to Samaria, which follows. The shorter account of the expeditions of Tiglath-pileser gives in this place lines of which the following is a translation- "They overthrew Paqa a (Pekah), their king, and I set Ausi'a (Hosea) (upon the throne) over them. pg 355 Ten talents of gold, . talents of silver, . their (tribute), I received, and (brought) them (to the land of Assyria)." The longer account, from which most of the above extracts have been made, may therefore be completed, with Rost, provisionally, as follows- "(Pekah, all of whose) cities (I had captured) in my earlier campaigns, and had given over (as a prey, and whose spoi)l I had carried off, abandoned the city of Samerina (Samaria) alone. (Pekah), their king, (they overthrew, and like) a hurricane (I ravaged the land)." As will be seen, the above agrees closely with the statement in 2 Kings xv. 30- "And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in the 20th year of Jotham the son of Uzziah." Mutilated details concerning other cities captured by Tiglath-pileser follow the above extract from his annals, after which the narrative continues- "(Mitinti, of the land) of the Askelonites, (sinned) against (my) agreement, (and revolted against me). He saw (the overthrow of Ra) unnu (Rezon), and failure (of...
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  • English
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  • 1236712765
  • 9781236712769