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Neo-Assyrians, Hebrews, & Persians

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Department
History
Course
HST 210
Professor
Goldberg( T A)
Semester
Fall

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-Bronze Age: ~3000-1200 BCE -Neo-Assyrian Empire (911-612 BCE ) -Brutal rule, warrior-/god-king -Horse-drawn war chariot, mounted archers -Impaled enemies -Assyrian achievement -1st extensive Near Eastern empire of Iron Age -Traditional capital: Ashur -Rulers called themselves heirs to Akkadian rulers -Massive army recruitment, iron weapons tech -Centrally controlled admin, mili. colonies, roads, uncoined silver taxation -Fall: 2 years after Ashurbanipal's death, rebellion -Neo-Babylonian army + Medes = defest Assyrian army -Capture Ninevah -Ancient Hebrews -Kingdoms of David & Solomon -Prophets & poets -Covenant w/ Abraham -- God's/Yahweh's promise -Basically, "there's a safe place for you" -Land of milk & honey, Promised Land -Moses & Exodus -Conquest of Canaan (Phoenicians) -Glory: under Saul, David, Solomon -Egyptian & Hittite control of Levant weakened by Sea Peoples -Aramaeans => Syrian, Palestine -Philistines (Phoenicians) arrive on shores of Hebrews -Antagonists of Hebrews -Schism (922 BCE) -10 Nthn tribes of Israel -- Jericho -2 Sthn tribes of Judah -- Jerusalem -Problem adap
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