By Gwendolyn Leick
What will we be aware of of the genuine Nebuchadnezzar? was once there an historic precedent for the legendary Gilgamesh? Who have been the Hittites? whilst did Isaiah hold forth? How did Jezebel get her reputation?
These and plenty of extra questions are spoke back during this attention-grabbing survey of the folk who inhabited the close to East among the twenty-fifth and the second one centuries BC. From Palestine to Iran and from Alexander the nice to Zechariah, Who's Who within the old close to East offers a different and complete reference advisor for all people with an curiosity within the historical heritage of the realm. A comprehesive thesaurus, chronological charts, maps and bibliographical details supplement the biographical entries.
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He governed at a time while Assyrian strength was once gradually becoming in Syria and the Levant. neighborhood dynasts needed to advance innovations to accommodate this case and Ahab’s profession is in lots of methods common. He begun by means of finishing the development of Samaria, the recent capital based through his father, using Phoenician labour, fabrics and methods. touch with the Phoenicians had turn into extra extreme for the reason that his marriage to JEZEBEL, the daughter of E T H B A ’ A L o f Tyr e . H e b u i l t temples for Canaanite gods and manage pillars for Asherah. lots of the debts within the booklet of Kings obstacle the violent response of the prophets opposed to Jezebel and Ahab’s idolatry. His international coverage, except the alliance with Tyre, was once marked via the iconic battle opposed to HAZA’EL, king of Aram, who had invaded Israel on numerous events. Ahab effectively repelled those assaults and won tactical virtue over the Arameans, who not just restored Römer 1980; Katz 1987 Agum I (Agum rabu) moment king of the Kassite Dynasty in Babylonia, son of GANDASH. He governed for twenty-two years (early 18th century) in accordance with King checklist A. There aren't any modern documents of this ruler. Brinkman 1976:96–7 Agum II kakrime Kassite king of Babylon. he's basically recognized from the Babylonian King record in addition to from a lot later (7thcentury) texts, supposedly copies of his royal inscriptions yet of uncertain old worth. There he's given because the 6th king of the Kassite Dynasty, pointed out because the son of Urzigurumash. a similar resource makes the declare that he introduced again the statues of the gods Marduk and Sarpanitum, which the Hittite had raided from Babylon in 1595. He may well in truth were little greater than an army chief of Kassite tribes who confirmed themselves in heart Mesopotamia through the previous Babylonian interval. Astour 1986; Brinkman 1976:95–9 6 Ahat-milki Ahi-’antu disputed territories yet granted Ahab buying and selling rights in Damascus. in keeping with the Assyrian annals of SHALMANESER III, Ahab supported Ben-Hadad and his coalition of Syro-Palestinian rulers, which additionally counted on Egyptian and Arab army help, on the conflict of Qarqar with 2,000 chariots and 10,000 males. This conflict, regardless of being declared as a victory via the Shalmaneser, held off the development of the Assyrians for a while. in this interval Ahab can have spoke back favourably to advances made by way of JEHOSHAPHAT of Judah. They joined forces to recuperate RamothGilead from the Arameans. Ahab entered the chariot conflict in conceal and was once mortally wounded by means of an arrow. 1 Kgs. 22:38 experiences that he died in his chariot, looking at the conflict till he bled to loss of life at sundown. He was once buried at Samaria and his son AHAZIAH grew to become king. PEKAH, king of Israel, positioned strain on him to affix an anti-Assyrian alliance and attacked Jerusalem. regardless of the caution of the prophet ISAIAH he appealed to TIGLATHPILESER III for support. The latter invaded Israel, defeated Damascus, and made Judah a tribute-paying vassal nation of Assyria. Mitchell 1993, in CAH III/2:336–8, 344–7 Ahaziah King of Judah, son and successor of AHAB (853–852).