Unformatted text preview: r’s death, his son ShamshiAdad V 823811 faced a revolt of several Assyrian cities led by Ashurdaninapla.
Marduk appears to had at first aided the rebels and ShamshiAdad was finally forced to ask his help and accept a humiliating treaty to get it. But, after dealing with the rebellion, and after Marduk died in 819, ShamshiAdad took his vengeance out on Marduk’s son Marduk‑balassu‑iqbi, attacking Babylon, and carrying the new king back to Kalhu. ShamshiAdad soon returned to Babylon and deported the next king Baba‑aha
Shalmaneser III (L) Mardukzakirshumi ‑iddina.
ShamshiAdad then went on a grand Shamshi
tour of Babylon to worship at all the Adad V
most holy temples. After ShamshiAdad’s death, 811, in an unprecedented and unique move, his queen After ShamshiAdad’s death, 811, in an unprecedented and unique move, his queen Sammuramat became ruler of Assyria for 5 years until their boy son, Adadnerari III 810
783, could become king. Sammuramat became famous for her ruthlessness and severity in the protection of her son and his throne. But, Adadnerari when he did become king was not a strong leader and Assyria entered into brief period of decline. During his reign there was recorded some internal turmoil over a swing of the royal house towards monotheism. This would match the period of Jonah, and might be reflection of his preaching. Another suggested date for Jonah is 760 during the reign of Ashurdan III 771754, and after Assyria had suffered through a series of plagues and an eclipse of the sun. Then the leader arose, possibly a usurper,
who would bring Assyria into its imperial
age. Tiglath-pileser III 744-727, got the
Assyrian juggernaut rolling again.
He changed the object of his campaigns.
No longer was it just to plunder and amass
Now he began a concerted program of
occupation and rule over conquered
If he felt a city, district, or nation, was apt to
be troublesome, he had them all deported,...
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- Fall '13
- Mesopotamia, Assyria