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By Gershon Galil

The heritage of the traditional close to East within the 12th-10th centuries BCE remains to be an unsolved riddle. now and then the veil is lifted and tiny elements of this complicated puzzle glow in a brand new gentle. yet many questions are as but unanswered, and such a lot information are nonetheless imprecise. however, the extensive outlines of this age are quite good agreed via such a lot students: the 3 superpowers Egypt, Hatti and Assyria progressively misplaced their carry and their impact within the sector: first the Hittites, simply after 1200 BCE, and some dozens of years later, Egypt and Assyria. Historians typically concur that once the reign of Tukulti-Ninurta I (1243-1208 BCE), Assyria plunged right into a lengthy decline, steadily wasting its western territories to the Aramaean invaders. (...) The experiences offered during this e-book contact on various elements of human actions (political, social, monetary, and cultural), and consult with diverse components of the traditional close to East: from Melid and Hanigalbat within the north to Egypt and Kush within the south and from Assyria and Babylonia within the East to the dominion of Taita and (southern) Philistia within the west. They do although middle frequently at the Bible and the historical past of historic Israel and its western and japanese associates, compared with different historical close to jap cultures. The papers current an in depth vista of views-from biblical and archaeological views and certainly such a lot of them have been written from an inter disciplinary perspective.

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The road with their corpses was visible to the eagles and vultures. I filled the mountains and wadis with their skulls like mountain stones. Birds made nests in their skulls like mountain stones. 304 of their troops had quickly fled before me. (Since) my horses and my troops had become thirsty for water due to the fighting, I did not pursue them. 40 of (these) troops perished due to thirst for water. 254 of their troops got away. I killed 1,846 of their troops. 17–21). Next is a description of the exemplary punishment of the enemies’ leader (H) and the display of the dead body, an act testifying that the defeat is complete and acknowledgment of the new authority is inevitable: “Šama’gamni, the herald of the Sarugu (clan), their leader, the dishonest servant whom the land of Sūḫu, the land of Assyria and my fathers rejected, I captured him.

Birds made nests in their skulls like mountain stones. 304 of their troops had quickly fled before me. (Since) my horses and my troops had become thirsty for water due to the fighting, I did not pursue them. 40 of (these) troops perished due to thirst for water. 254 of their troops got away. I killed 1,846 of their troops. 17–21). Next is a description of the exemplary punishment of the enemies’ leader (H) and the display of the dead body, an act testifying that the defeat is complete and acknowledgment of the new authority is inevitable: “Šama’gamni, the herald of the Sarugu (clan), their leader, the dishonest servant whom the land of Sūḫu, the land of Assyria and my fathers rejected, I captured him.

Furthermore, I removed the hands and lower lips of 80 of their troops; and I let them go free to (spread the news of my) glory. From the well of Makiri (and) the well of Gallabu and up to the well Suribu, at (these) three wells, I decisively defeated them. I annihilated them. I scattered their substantial auxiliary troops; and I broke up their troop contingents. I captured those who attempted to escape. I caused their blood to flow like waters of a river. The road with their corpses was visible to the eagles and vultures.

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