The autumn of Samaria is narrated in 2 emperors 17. The cuneiform inscriptions handling this occasion are prima facie contradictory: the occupation is ascribed come both Shalmaneser V and Sargon II. The surmise the H. Tadmor the Samaria was overcame twice is investigated. In ~ the same time the occasions are understood in your socio-historical framework.Tadmor"s assumption cannot it is in falsified, although his theory must be modified as regards the day of the first conquest: 723 B.C.E. The autumn of Samaria deserve to be construed as one inevitable result of the development of the Assyrian empire in combination with inner struggles in Israel. Evidence of deportation reveals that deportees were treated as typical citizens.Thorough discussion of the sources and their interpretation is a attribute of this book.

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Bob Becking
is Professor of Old testimony Studies, background of Israelite Religion and also Classical Hebrew at the college of Utrecht. His most recent English publishing is "Jehoiachin"s amnesty, salvation for Israel? notes on 2 kings 25, 27-30" in Pentateuchal and Deuteronomistic researches (1990).
"...qualité remarquable du travail de documentation fourni...Pour quiconque s"intéresse à cette période de l"histoire, cet ouvrage est indéniablement une référence de premier ordre."Jean-Daniel Macchi, Etudes Theologiques et Religieuses, 1993."...eine gründliche, nach den Quellen gearbeitete Studie...für jeden Leser einen großen Gewinn..."S. Timm, Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 1994."...provides a lively re-investigation the the dual conquest hypothesis and amasses a well-off bibliography..."Jack N. Lawson, BSOAS, 1993."It is a work-related of major interest to specialists...the claim concerning refined understanding of the end of the northern Kingdom is of interest to every biblical scholars."Roger S. Boraas, newspaper of Biblical Literature, 1994."...a useful compendium that materials, second literature however most especially the repertoire of Neo-Assyrian and Babylonian texts that have actually some bearing on the subject."A.F. Rainey, JSS, 1994."Much details is usefully collected here and also many judicious suggestions offered."A.R. Millard, SOTS, 1993."Die nicht nur im Methodischen vorbildliche Arbeit <...> ist ausgezeichnet dokumentiert und mit Stellenregistern versehen."M.K., Zeitschrift für dice Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 1995.

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