WORLD EMPIRES: THE ASSYRIAN EMPIRE (1)

(Message by Tanny Keng)


1. The Assyrian Empire

a) A number of Assyrian kings mention contact with Hebrew kings. Kings of Judah mentioned in records include Azariah, Ahaz and Hezekiah. Kings of Israel (northern ten tribes) mentioned include Omri, Ahab, Jehu, Menahem, Pekah and Hoshea. It was the Assyrian empire, under King Shalmaneser V, that in 723 B.C. conquered Israel's capital of Samaria and carried away as captives to Assyria what is commonly referred to as the "Lost Ten Tribes of Israel."


Date
(B.C.)
King / Ruler
Events during Reign
Bible
Reference
884 - 859
Ashurnasirpal
Warlike and cruel. Welded Assyria into the best fighting machine of the ancient world.
859 - 824
Shalmaneser III
First Assyrian king to come in conflict with Israel. Ahab fought him. Jehu paid tribute to him.
824 - 811
Shamsi-Adad V
811 - 783
Adad-nirari III
783 - 773
Shalmaneser IV
773 - 755
Assur-dayan III
755 - 745
Ashur-nirari V
(Assur-lush)
Decline of empire
745 - 727
Tiglath-pileser III
"Pul" was his personal name. Menahem, King of Israel, paid 
tribute money to him.
Isaiah 7,
2 Kings 15:19,
1 Chronicles 5:26


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