By Lester L. Grabbe
The ecu Seminar in old method is devoted to debating matters surrounding the historical past of old Israel and Judah with the purpose of constructing methodological rules for writing a background of the interval. during this specific consultation the subject selected was once the Omride dynasty - its upward push and fall - and the following Jehu dynasty, all the way down to the autumn of Samaria to the Assyrians. individuals talk about such themes because the courting of prophetic texts, the home of Ahab in Chronicles, the Tel Dan inscription, the Mesha inscription, the Jezebel culture, the archaeology of Iron IIB, the connection among the biblical textual content and modern assets, and the character of the Omride kingdom. the amount by the way provides a fairly accomplished remedy of the most resources, matters, debates, and secondary literature in this interval of Israel's heritage. An introductory bankruptcy summarizes the person papers and in addition the correct portion of Mario Liverani's contemporary background of the interval. A concluding 'Reflections at the Debate' summarizes the problems raised within the papers and offers a standpoint at the dialogue.
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Jehu the son of Omri' in Assyrian inscriptions from the time of Shalmanerer HI), but within the ideological narrative of Chronicles, the correct term can only be, the House of Ahab. On 'Jehu the Son of Omri', see Na'aman 1998; Kelle 2002: 646^9. 6. 3,13). The sheer scope of the material about this House in Kings, which is unparalleled for a Northern Israelite dynasty, is also another indicator of the importance of the House within the ideological reconstructions of Israel's past that were accepted among the authorship and readerships of the book.
In: Priests and Officials in the Ancient Near East. Papers of the Second Colloquium on the Ancient Near East - the City and its Life, held at the Middle Eastern Culture Center in Japan (Mitaka, Tokyo) March 22-24, 1996. Ed. by K. Watanabe. Heidelberg (1999): 271-302. 'What's in a Name? Neo-Assyrian Designations for the Northern Kingdom and their Implications for Israelite History and Biblical Interpretation', }BL 121 (2002): 639-66. The Ancient Near East c. 3000-330 BC. Vol. H (Routledge History of the Ancient World).
To anyone paying attention to the history of Assyria, it is interesting to observe how an important event like the battle of Qarqar gave rise to different versions of the event. 14 (= Grayson 1996/2002: 65)). Here, Shalmaneser III informs how he crossed the Euphrates, received tribute from all the kings of Hatti, and how he was attacked by an alliance of kings. Only Hadad-ezer (Adad-idri) of Damascus and Irhulenu of Hamath are mentioned by name. This again supports the view that only the most important allies could be mentioned.
Ahab Agonistes: The Rise and Fall of the Omri Dynasty (Library of Hebrew Bible - Old Testament Studies) by Lester L. Grabbe