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The Raging Torrent: Historical Inscriptions from Assyria and Babylonia Relating to Ancient Israel, 2nd ed.

ISBN: 9789652208682



The Raging Torrent presents a comprehensive collection of the royal inscriptions and varied chronographic texts from Assyria and Babylonia that treat the Land of Israel and the People of Israel. Covering a period of just over three hundred years during the first half of the 1st millennium bce, these texts tell the story of the military encounters between the Mesopotamian empires and the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, which led in most cases to their submission and ultimate downfall. Many of the texts relate to events described in the Hebrew Bible, while others provide information about affairs that were unknown until their rediscovery in modern times. All the texts have been newly translated from the original cuneiform documents and are accompanied by a consecutive commentary and select bibliography.

Illustrative material—maps and photographs of relevant artifacts— provide additional accessibility to the sources of this intriguing period in the history of the ancient Near East.

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  • Explores historical texts composed during the 9th to 6th centuries
  • Includes maps and photographs of relevant artifacts
  • Permits a better appreciation of the various styles and rhetoric used in cuneiform historical writing
  • Introduction
  • Shalmaneser III
  • Adad-nerari III
  • Shalmaneser IV
  • Tiglath-pileser III
  • Sargon II
  • Sennacherib
  • Merodach-baladan II
  • Esarhaddon
  • Ashurbanipal
  • The Assyrian Eponym Chronicle
  • Neo-Babylonian Chronicles
  • Assyrian and Babylonian King Lists
  • Nebuchadnezzar II
  • Cyrus II, King of Persia
  • Appendix: Royal Inscriptions from the Land of Israel
  • Glossary
  • Chronological Tables
  • Title: The Raging Torrent: Historical Inscriptions from Assyria and Babylonia Relating to Ancient Israel
  • Author: Mordechai Cogan
  • Publisher: Carta Jerusalem
  • Print Publication Date: 2015
  • Logos Release Date: 2020
  • Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian; Jews › History--953-586 B.C; Jews › History--Babylonian captivity, 598-515 B.C
  • ISBN: 9789652208682
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.ancient-manuscript.translation
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-03-24T22:54:34Z

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Mordechai Cogan, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of Biblical History at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written widely on the political and cultural connections between ancient Israel and the empires of the ancient Near East. He is the author of many studies and books, among them: Bound for Exile: Israelites and Judeans Under Imperial Yoke, Documents from Assyria and Babylonia—A Carta Handbook; Imperialism and Religion; commentaries in the Anchor Bible series on 1 Kings; 2 Kings (with Prof. Hayim Tadmor); commentaries in Hebrew in the Mikra Leyisrael (Bible for Israel) series on Obadiah; Joel; Nahum; and 1 and 2 Kings.


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