When Assyria Conquered Israel

Not only students, but other sources regularly refer to Assyria conquering Israel in 722 BCE. This reflects a misunderstanding of the Bible and other evidence. Assyria was already the dominant power in the region, and had been for a decade or more. Israel and Judah were vassal states within the territory of the Assyrian Empire. [Read More...]

Assyrian Dalek

HT Stephen Savage on Facebook. If Sennacherib had at least one Dalek and he couldn't take Jerusalem, does that mean that God sent the Doctor to help king Hezekiah? (For a more mundane explanation of the image, see the British Museum web site).   [Read more...]

Lecture on Geography and the Bible

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Lecture on the Book of Jonah

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The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period

Via AWOL I learned of this useful online collection of Neo-Assyrian inscriptions made available by the University of Pennsylvania. Duane Smith is also excited about it. [Read more...]