The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser
"Of a truth O Lord, the kings of Assyria have
laid waste the nations and their lands."
2 Kings 19:17
Israel and Judah
Assyrian annals mention contacts with some nine Hebrew kings: Omri,
Ahab, Jehu, Menahem, Pekah, Uzziah, Ahaz, Hezekiah, and Manasseh.
the reign of Hoshea, king of Israel, Shalmaneser V, king of Assyria,
invaded Israel (2 Kings 17:3,5) the kingdom that remained. His
successor Sargon II finally took Samaria in 722 BC, carrying away
27,290 of the population as he tells in his Khorsabad Annals. Later
Assyrian kings, particularly Esarhaddon (681 BC - 668 BC), completed
Also see Chart of
The Black Obelisk
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