Re: Assyrian Chronology (was [ANE-2] Re: THE BIBLE UNEARTHED)
- Thanks David!
Yes, I've since read up on this and there are a few opportunistic conflicts
for Aramean vs Israel, pertinently with Ahab and then vs Jehu. But...
still a bit fuzzy. Cities captured by Hazeal were reclaimed a generation
later by Israel, so I'm not sure if sacking and burning of the cities was
always a case. The events will have to be subjective to the final timeline
>From: David Hall <dqhall@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Re: Assyrian Chronology (was [ANE-2] Re: THE BIBLE UNEARTHED)
>Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 05:17:55 -0700 (PDT)
> To E. Wilson; RE: chronology of Aramaen invasions of Israel:
> You seem to assume the Aramaen invasion was linked to the Battle of
> Having read Assyriologist George Smith's work there were records of an
>earlier event that I did not find in your thesis:
> Asa King of Judah sent tribute to Ben Hadad in order to get him to side
>against Baasha of Israel. Ben Hadad pillaged Israel. This was before the
>Battle of Karkar.
> There are yet problems with dates not aligning, yet I did not see a
>statement of the probability of error in a wood or seed sample from the
>ninth century BCE. I do not believe C14 is as accurate as more than a
>quarter century from the 8th century BCE. There was a boat found in a mud
>flat of Lake Tiberias near Kibbutz Ginnosar some years ago from the first
>century. The published date for the boat was c. 100 BCE - 100 CE. Pottery
>and other artifacts found in and near the boat were also used to date the
>boat. If they claim the C14 method is as accurate as to let us know the
>exact year the place was destroyed I would not yet believe them.
> David Q. Hall
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