5297Re: Depopulation of Northern Israel
- Jun 4, 2007Dear Liz,
As the Bible and the Babylonian Chronicles say that Salmaneser conquered
Samaria, whilst the inscriptions of Sargon II says that he himself was the
"conqueror of Samaria", some scholars suggest that Salmaneser V conquered
Samaria, but only Sargon II carried out the deportation.
Cfr. A. Fuchs, Die Inschriften Sargons II. aus Khorsabad, Göttingen 1994, p.
Other matter: I. Finkelstein and N.A. Silbermann say that a torrent of
refugees came from Israel to Judah in the short period of time between 722
(Samaria's fall) and 701 (Sennacherib's campaign against Jerusalem). In
Finkelstein-Silbermann's view, in the late eighth cent. BCE Jerusalem grew
in size from c. 6 to c. 60 hectares. Cfr. I. Finkelstein, N.A. Silbermann,
Temple and Dynasty. Hezekiah, the Remaking of Judah and the Rise of the
Pan-Israelite Ideology, in JSOT 30, 2006, 259-285 (spec. 265-67).
PUL - Rome
Posted by: "Lisbeth S. Fried"
Thu May 31, 2007 6:30 am (PST)
Prof. Tadmor suggested (personal communication; I dont know if
he wrote it
somewhere) that Shalmaneser V deported them, and that Sargon II took the
credit in his inscriptions.
But I dont know how wed verify that.
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