The Assyrians are Coming– Part One

The Metropolitan Museum of Art could just as well be called the Metropolitan Museum of Artifacts. It has enormously good collections of artifacts from the Ancient Near East and elsewhere, and in the next few blog posts we will be showing you some of what they have, starting with the Assyrian stuff. Careful students of the Bible will remember that it was the Assyrians who swept across the fertile crescent and conquered the northern tribes of Israel, carting off some of its leaders, in about 722 B.C. The Assyrians were known even in antiquity as one of the fiercest groups of ancient peoples, and one of their famous rulers, Asshurbanipal once swore he would “wash his swords in the Mediterranean” hacking his way through one people group after another, including the Israelites. Here below you will find some artifacts from Asshur, one of the major cities of the Assyrian (today located in norther Iraq). See the maps below.

We will have more images from the arifacts pilfered from Ashurnasipal’s palace in the next post.

  • mattia maroni

    My conern is about a book of Doctrine i some time ago readed “Fundamentos:Doctrina Nivel 1 Guia del Alumno(Escuela de Lideres)= G12: Cesar Castellanos.
    Can you make a critique on this information below: thanks!
    Faith for healing (physical)
    “Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by His stripes we are healed “(Isaiah 53:4-5)
    “Faith is critical for physical healing, is to have the conviction of the restoration of the affected area, as a reality conquered by Jesus Christ on the cross.”
    Fe creator:
    “…. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” (Hebrews 11:3)
    God endowed us with its nature, and through faith we call things that be not as though they were. Just as Abraham believed that God would give him a son, but the circumstances were against him, faith is the ability to see what is not perceived physical sight.
    Mary believed the angel, and, not knowing man, conceived of the Holy Spirit. If you believe God believer and let her become rhema Word to your life, you will notice that this Word conceived in the domestic miracle of his being, and then see the results.

    Ofrendar Faith: “By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifio that Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was jsuto, God testifying of his gifts: and by it killed even speak” (Hebrews 11:4) The Lord exalts the faith of Abel above Cain because, although this also presented an offering, God does not like, and which was accompanied by mezquidad, indifirencia, selfishness and selflessness in recognizing God as the Creator. The faith is the same faith offering enriching.
    Faith to Heal the Soul:
    “A merry heart makes the face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken” (Proverbs 15:13)
    One of the areas that urges us to move in the dimension of faith is one that relates to inner healing, or healing the wounded soul. It takes a special dose of faith for the soul of the people is restored.

    CONCLUSION: Faith is trust deposited full believer in God and in each of his promises, and that allows states it is not as if fuese.is a a fact, unlike hope, act in the present. It is the main requirement of God requires us to approach Him operates in all areas of our lives, helping us to experience the supernatural.(everything i said is in that book i just wonder if you have some comments about, i respect alot your view! :))

    1 Corinthians 14 (speak in tongues): this chapter means hahahahajajahshshs About balbuziar like (like shamans do it) Pray With The spirit that means?

    which means this passage: Luke 16: 14, in the 17 and 18 …. seen This Means That People that does not show this are not followers of Jesus?

    espírtu voluntarily receive the Holy: The Holy Spirit is a gentleman who only come to life when a person voluntarily decides this and invite him to go, he goes to control all areas of human, giving you power and absolute freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17)

    according to Matthew 3:11 we are baptized in the Holy Spirit and fire?
    the anointing comes to us through the laying on of hands (Acts 8:18)?
    thanks BEN!, you are one of my heroes!, maybe one day you will be my teacher, aim just 16 years old, but…, maybe some day. ;)
    ,Mattia Maroni Aguilar from Mexico Cabo San Lucas

  • http://arminianbaptist@blogspot.com James M. Leonard

    Looking forward in a couple of weeks to teach on 8th century Israel and Assyriology at LSU. I’ll check out your next set of photos.


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