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The Kingdom of Judah and Sennacherib
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Assyria has now conquered               
reduced the Kingdom of Israel to a small,            kingdom
within a couple decades, they would do the same to Israel's southern neighbor, the Kingdom of           
the Syro-                     War
took place in the        century BC
Assyria was a great                  power
the smaller nations of Syria (        ) and the northern Kingdom of Israel (              ) formed a coalition against Assyria
King Pekah of Israel joined King            of Aram-Damascus in an attempt to place a new ruler on the throne in                   
this was an anti-Assyrian coalition
the                  authors present a very Jerusalem-centered view of these events
the end of the rule of                Pileser III (727 BC) marks the beginning of Judah as an independent kingdom in its own right
King Ahaz rules from 731 to        BC
King Hezekiah (son of         )
13th king of Judah
reign 715 - 686 BC
one of the most prominent kings of Judah mentioned in the              Bible
an age of state                             
a growing                  pride in the Kingdom of Judah
cities            became impressive
water supply was protected
reigns of Ahax and Hezekiah were a time of great                  development
Judah blooming with texts and signs of more widespread                 
stamped        handles attest to an infrastructure that controlled the transport of olive oil, wine, and other precious commodities
in many ways, Judah's                      was a result of Assyria's expansion
destroyed Judah's more powerful northern competitors
Assyria might have been using Judah economically as a source of            oil production
however, after destroying Israel's olive oil production, Assyria also destroyed that of Judah
at first Judah pursued peace an demonstrated                to the Assyrian empire
but eventually revolted
first with the help of           
then after the death of              II in 705, Judah made a renewed effort to rebel
but Sargon's son,                       , once becoming ruler, laid waste to Judah's richest region
destroyed its means of olive oil production
included the destruction of               
horrifying reliefs in British Museum showing this
Assyrians besieged Lachish and deported its population
Sennacherib makes Hezekiah a                  in his own city, "like a bird in a cage"
the Biblical account fails to mention the great devastation at Lachish [lah-KEESH]
presents Jerusalem as being                  rescued, Isiah plays a large role in that
after Sennacherib
Judah was reduced to a "         state in the hill country"
ironically, the city of Jerusalem became densely populated throughout the        century
due to                      from the north, from Israel
although some archeologists say this was more just a                              of population within Judah


######################### (740-687 BC)
13th king of Judah who witnessed the destruction of the northern Kingdom of Israel by Sargon's Assyrians in c. 720 BC and was king of Judah during the invasion and siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib in 701 BC
  • son of Ahaz and one of the most prominent kings of Judah mentioned in the Hebrew Bible
  • enacted sweeping religious reforms, including a strict mandate for the sole worship of Yahweh and a prohibition on venerating other deities within the Temple in Jerusalem
  • Isaiah and Micah prophesied during his reign

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