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Understanding the History of Ancient Israel$
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H. G. M. Williamson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264010

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.001.0001

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Neo-Assyrian and Israelite History in the Ninth Century: the Role of Shalmaneser III

Neo-Assyrian and Israelite History in the Ninth Century: the Role of Shalmaneser III

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(p.242) (p.243) 13 Neo-Assyrian and Israelite History in the Ninth Century: the Role of Shalmaneser III
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Understanding the History of Ancient Israel
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K. Lawson Younger

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0013

In historical studies, one of the common models of periodization is the use of centuries. In the case of the history of Assyria, however, the ninth century does not accurately reflect periodization, even if long or short century designations are used. In the history of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, Shalmaneser III's reign serves as a bridge between two important periods, impacting the Omride and Jehuite periods through his 853 and 841 campaigns. The resistance offered by Ahab in conjunction with the western alliance that fought Shalmaneser at Qarqar in 853 gave way to the tribute gift of Jehu towards the conclusion of Shalmaneser's 841 campaign. While many years would pass before the Assyrians would accomplish the conquest of Israel, the initial contacts between Shalmaneser III and Ahab and Jehu demonstrate the two options that the Israelite kings would implement throughout the stormy relationship with the ‘Great King(s) of Assyria’ until the fall of Samaria and the land's incorporation into the Assyrian provincial system.

Keywords:   Shalmaneser III, periodization, Israel, kings, Ahab, Jehu, Assyria, ninth century, history, Qarqar

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