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By Ziva Shavitsky

There were many legends and traditions in regards to the ten misplaced tribes of the Northern nation of Israel. This publication attracts upon large discoveries and knowledge released concerning the circulation of the folks of Israel and Judah from Davidic occasions to the sunrise of the Hellenistic interval. the writer has verified the biblical documents opposed to archaeological proof, testimony and inscriptions present in Syria, Assyria, Babylon and Persia. In very many situations, the inscriptions excavated in those locations coincide virtually be aware for notice with the biblical list. The early chapters additionally examine proof of migrations and circulation via humans to neighbouring nations due to looking sanctuary, alternate, marriage or in instances of famine. proof has been stumbled on aiding the idea that a number of the Northern Captives joined the tribes of the South who persevered to stay independently till the destruction of the 1st Temple. consequently it isn't only a subject of investigating the move of captives out of Judah and the Northern state but in addition extra proof present in the Bible or files that endure facts to Jewish those who lived, traded or served in quite a few capacities in different lands. there's additionally a few transparent indication that the various later captives joined their brethren who were exiled to different lands previous. The later chapters point out a few traditions and legends that exist between many tribes that to today hint their origins to the Exiles who belonged to the twelve tribes of Israel and Judah.

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G. L. Hammond (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992) 73. 2 Tiglath-Pileser listed a ‘Ra-hi-a-nu’ (Rezin) of ‘Šá-im¥ri-šu-a+a’ (Damascus), and ‘Me-ni-hi-im-me uruSa-me-ri-na-a+a’ (Menahem of Samaria) among those from whom he exacted tribute: Hayim Tadmor, The Inscriptions of Tiglath-Pileser III, King of Assyria: Critical Edition, with Introductions, Translations, and Commentary (Jerusalem: Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1994) 68. 3 J. A. Thompson, The Bible and Archaeology, 3rd edn (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982) 139.

44 (1947) 64–67. 22 44 CHAPTER 3 decided to attack Judah in order to gain their objective. 25 The Assyrian king would probably have come to the west, even without this invitation. In 734, he marched west, subduing firstly Gaza, and thus cutting off any possibility of help coming from Egypt. In 733/732, he struck Israel with full force. 26 By these military acts, Tiglath-Pileser in fact sealed the fate of the northern kingdom, whose continued existence as an Assyrian vassal state for another decade was nothing but a slow death.

The change for the better came to Israel with the increased pressure upon Damascus by the Assyrians, after the death of Hazael: And Hazael king of Aram oppressed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz. (2 Kgs 13:22) 47 2 Kgs 6:8–23 tells of how the king of Aram tries to capture Elisha because of his involvement in the protection of Israel from Aram, but the latter by his doings in the end stops these Aramean ‘bands’ altogether. 48 Probably because he needed the resources of these areas after the devastation of his country by Shalmaneser III.

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