History Assignment

History Assignment - HS 186 Professor Stumpf The Prism of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
HS 186 Professor Stumpf The Prism of Sennacherib and the Old Testament The Old Testament plays a big part in Israelite’s history, but the accuracy of it has always been questioned. The Assyrian King’s War is one thing that historians have conflicting stories on. The Prism of Sennacherib depicts glorious and successful campaigns of the Assyrian king over many territories and people, on in particular Jerusalem. In the Prism of Sennacherib , the king of Jerusalem, Hezekiah, did not submit to the Assyrian power, and it is assumed the city was taking under siege, and Hezekiah was “caged like a bird”. The Assyrians plunder the city, and took over the land. Hezekiah eventually paid tribute to the Assyrians, and then it says Sennacherib “deserted him” or left Jerusalem. In the Old Testament, you have the Israelite’s side of events. The Assyrians seized Jerusalem, and the king Hezekiah gave them “all the silver that was found in the house of the Lord and in the treasuries of the king’s house. …Hezekiah [also] stripped the
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HS 186 taught by Professor Stumpf during the Spring '08 term at Montgomery.

Page1 / 2

History Assignment - HS 186 Professor Stumpf The Prism of...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online