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By Lester L. Grabbe

The ecu Seminar in ancient technique is dedicated to debating matters surrounding the background of historical Israel and Judah with the purpose of constructing methodological ideas for writing a heritage of the interval. during this specific consultation the subject selected used to be the Omride dynasty - its upward push and fall - and the following Jehu dynasty, right down to the autumn of Samaria to the Assyrians. contributors talk about such themes because the courting 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 resources, and the character of the Omride country. the amount by the way supplies a fairly complete therapy of the most assets, concerns, debates, and secondary literature in this interval of Israel's historical past. An introductory bankruptcy summarizes the person papers and likewise the correct component to Mario Liverani's fresh background of the interval. A concluding 'Reflections at the Debate' summarizes the problems raised within the papers and offers a point of view at the dialogue.

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The first to make this suggestion was Malamat (Malamat 1953). 5 contains a word of doom against Damascus and her allies, implying that they shall be conquered by the Assyrians, it is rather unlikely that the leader of the Assyrian army should be counted among the Aramaeans! Another interesting matter is that it is Damascus alone that is the object of the Assyrian campaign. No other city state of Hatti is mentioned in the texts. But then of course, the sources for the period are few and meagre. More likely is it, though, that we have here, yet again, an indication that Damascus is now a main problem in the area from an Assyrian point of view.

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