Proverbs 8:34-36 Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my door posts. For whoever finds me finds life, and will obtain favor from Yahweh. But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death.” Psalm 84: 11 For Yahweh God is a sun and a shield. Yahweh will give grace and glory. He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly. 12 Yahweh of Armies, blessed is the man who trusts in you. 1 John 5:5 Now who is the one overcoming the world, except the one believing that Jesus is the Son of God?
Sunday 3 April 2016
The Astartu Relief. Bible Archaeology At it’s Best. By Simon Brown.
At the British Museum in London is an alabaster wall panel relief, sedimentary rock, and limestone tablet, about 2 Metres Square.
Known as The Astartu Relief.
Dated 730-727 BC.
Discovered at the ancient site of Nimrud, at the Southwest Palace of Tiglath Pileser III.
His name was Tiglath Pileser III, king of Assyria, but known as Pull in the Bible.
Tiglath Pileser III, or Pull in the Bible marched and invaded Israel twice in his reign.
What we see on the limestone tablet, is the capture of Astartu which is known in the Bible as Ashtaroth, of the River Jordan and said to be his second invasion, and on the left we see the conquered fortress in Astartu, near the Sea of Galilee.
The wall panel relief records an Assyrian soldier with a mace who is escorting Israelite prisoners out of the city.
This is also interesting to know there is a prophesy in Isaiah 9, saying the Assyrians would be among the first to conquer the territory surrounding the Sea of Galilee.
The wall panel relief confirms with countless biblical records, as well as Assyrians who records the same events in the Bible.
According to the Hebrew Bible, the Tribe of Manasseh (/məˈnæsə/; Hebrew: שבט מְנַשֶּׁה, Modern Shevat Menashe, Tiberian Shevaṭ Mənaššé ; "who makes to forget") was one of the Tribes of Israel. Together with the Tribe of Ephraim, Manasseh also formed the House of Joseph. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribe_of_Manasseh
English Standard Version
So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, the spirit of Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and he took them into exile, namely, the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river Gozan, to this day. 1 Chronicles 5:26
In the days of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria came and captured Ijon, Abel-beth-maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and he carried the people captive to Assyria. 2 Kings 15:29
So Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria came against him and afflicted him instead of strengthening him. 2 Chronicles 28:20
And the king of Assyria listened to him. The king of Assyria marched up against Damascus and took it, carrying its people captive to Kir, and he killed Rezin. 2 Kings 16:9
“Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, and to those who feel secure on the mountain of Samaria, the notable men of the first of the nations, to whom the house of Israel comes! Amos 6:1.
Biblical records describe how Tiglath-Pileser III exacted 1,000 talents of silver as tribute from King Menahem of the Kingdom of Israel (2 Kings 15:19) and later defeated his successor Pekah (2 Kings 15:29).
Pekah had allied with Rezin, king of the Arameans against Ahaz (known to the Assyrians as Yahu-khazi), of the Kingdom of Judah, who responded by appealing for the Assyrian monarch's help with the Temple gold and silver. Tiglath-Pileser answered swiftly. He first marched his army down the eastern Mediterranean coast, taking coastal cities all the way to Egypt. This cut off his enemies' access to the sea. Once this was achieved, he returned to the Northern Kingdom of Israel, destroyed their army, and deported the Reubenites, Gadites, and the people of Manasseh to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the Gozan river (1 Chron 5:26). He then installed an Israelite puppet king, Hoshea, (732–723 BCE) in the place of Pekah. He concluded this extensive campaign by marching north and west, ravaging Aramaea, seizing Damascus, executing Rezin, and deporting the survivors to Kir (2 Kings 16:9).
Beyond this, the Assyrian alliance was not beneficial to Ahaz (2 Chron 28:20).From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
[[File:Tiglath-Pileser II - 1889 drawing.jpg|thumb|Tiglath-Pileser II - 1889 drawing]]
Tiglath-Pileser III besieging a town