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Canaan/Eretz Israel



Jews Elsewhere



Jewish Culture



General History



8th Century BCE 735

























































Jewish population: 1,330,000






Judah: 330,000



Israel: 1,000,000






























Destruction of Kingdom of Israel










































Ahaz (Judah) refuses to join Israel's fight against Assyria, seeks alliance with Assyria.




































Israel is overrun by Tilgath-Pilezer III. New king (Israel) Hosea, submits to Assyria, assimilates to Assyrian culture. Inhabitants of Upper Galilee and Trandjordan exiled.






Hosea's rebellion against Assyria fails. Shalmanezer V (new king) invades Israel. Large numbers of Israel's population deported from Samaria =



10 lost tribes. Sargan II later organizes Israel as Assyrian province. [b]






Prophet Hosea foresees destruction of Israel by Assyria as divine punishment for religious- cultured decay.






Isaiah warns Ahaz not to seek aid from Assyria against Israel-Armenian onslaught- but to trust in G-d.
















































Prophet Micah instigates Judean clergy for venality. Forecasts severe devastation of Jerusalem.























































































Damascus falls to Assyria.




























































Sargon II (Assyria) conducts many military campaigns.

































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