The fall of Samaria is narrated in 2 Kings 17. The cuneiform engravings managing this occasion are prima facie contradictory: the conquest is ascribed to both Shalmaneser V and Sargon II. The surmise of H. Tadmor that Samaria was dominated twice is investigated. At the exact same time the occasions are interpreted in their socio-historical framework.Tadmor"s assumption cannot be falsified, although his theory have to be modified as regards the day of the first conquest: 723 B.C.E. The fevery one of Samaria can be taken as an inevitable outcome of the expansion of the Assyrian Empire in combination via inner battles in Israel. Evidence of deportation reveals that deportees were treated as normal citizens.Thorough discussion of the resources and their interpretation is a function of this book.


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Bob Becking
is Professor of Old Testimony Studies, History of Israelite Religion and also Classical Hebrew at the College of Utrecht. His the majority of current English publication is "Jehoiachin"s amnesty, salvation for Israel? Notes on 2 Kings 25, 27-30" in Pentateuchal and Deuteronomistic Studies (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."...gives a lively re-examination of the double conquest hypothesis and also amasses a affluent bibliography..."Jack N. Lawson, BSOAS, 1993."It is a work of major interest to professionals...the insurance claim concerning refined expertise of the finish of the Northern Kingdom is of interest to all biblical scholars."Roger S. Boraas, Journal of Biblical Literature, 1994."...a beneficial compendium of materials, additional literature however most especially the arsenal of Neo-Assyrian and also Babylonian texts that have some bearing on the subject."A.F. Rainey, JSS, 1994."Much indevelopment is usecompletely accumulated below and also many wise suggestions available."A.R. Millard, SOTS, 1993."Die nicht nur im Methodischen vorbildliche Arbeit <...> ist ausgezeichnet dokumentiert und mit Stellenregistern versehen."M.K., Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 1995.


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