By Lester L. Grabbe
The ecu Seminar in old technique is dedicated to debating matters surrounding the heritage of old Israel and Judah with the purpose of constructing methodological rules for writing a heritage of the interval. during this specific consultation the subject selected was once the Omride dynasty - its upward push and fall - and the next Jehu dynasty, all the way down to the autumn of Samaria to the Assyrians. individuals talk about such issues because the relationship 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 offers a fairly accomplished therapy of the most resources, concerns, debates, and secondary literature in this interval of Israel's historical past. An introductory bankruptcy summarizes the person papers and likewise the appropriate part of Mario Liverani's fresh historical past of the interval. A concluding 'Reflections at the Debate' summarizes the problems raised within the papers and gives a standpoint at the dialogue.
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From a dating between 805 and 732 BCE, we have, subsequently, arrived at a period between 810 and (say) 763 BCE (conventional dating for the middl of the reign of Ashur-dan III). The only event of some importance (known so far) during this interval where Damascus is concerned, is the Shamshi-ilu incident under Shalmaneser IV in the year 773 BCE. Since Damascus is th major player in Amos 1-2, it is not unlikely that the 'Damascus alliance' that constitutes the historical and political background of the Book of Amos was prompted by Shamshi-ilu's 'visit' to Damascus in 773 BCE.
Eph'al (Scripta Hierosolymitana 33). Jerusalem (1991): 80-98. Oded, B. 1991 Paul, Sh. M. 1991 Pitard, W. T. 1987 '"The Command of the God" as a Reason for Going to War in the Assyrian Royal Inscriptions', in: Ah, Assyria ... Studies in Assyrian History and Ancient Near Eastern Historiography Presented to Hayim Tadmor. Ed. by M. Cogan and I. Eph'al (Scripta Hierosolymitana 33). Jerusalem (1991): 223-30. Amos. A Commentary on the Book of Amos. Ed. by E M. Cross (Hermeneia. A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible).
10. Damascus and the Assyrians The Neo-Assyrian kings of the tenth to the eighth centuries made several campaigns to Hatti in order to secure their empire (Grayson 1982). However, we also learn from the texts how the countries that were forced to pay tribute to Assyria sometimes rebelled against their overlords. The normal procedure when one wanted to resist the Assyrians was to form alliances. Above, I emphasized how it was typical of wars in the ancient Near East that several city states would form coalitions, and how this was highly relevant for a proper understanding also of Amos 1-2.
Ahab Agonistes: The Rise and Fall of the Omri Dynasty (Library of Hebrew Bible - Old Testament Studies) by Lester L. Grabbe