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  • The Assyrian Crisis: The Fall Of The Northern Kingdom

    The three key crisis of Israel that the prophetic literature reacts to are the Assyrian, Babylonia, and the Restoration Crisis. The Assyrian Crisis: The fall of the Northern Kingdom. This era consisted of the following factors that involve Assyria’s expansion into the region of Israel and Judah. This increase led to a complex series of alliances between the various kingdoms involved, as well as fighting-Syria Ephraimitic war. The war was Assyria attempts to expand, Syria and Israel allies for protection. Then Syria and Israel petition Judah Ahaz to ally with them but Judah declines Isaiah tells him to trust in God. Consequently, attack Judah but unsuccessful in killing Ahaz and Judah takes the tribute to Assyria and forms an alliance with Tiglath-Pileser. He invades…

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  • Human Body Art Essay

    The human body has been a mainstay in the art world and its use spans across time and most ever culture. The human form has been used to tell stories, communicate cultural values, and reflect religious beliefs. It can be used to show emotion like happiness, sadness, despair and status such as power, importance, or poverty. The artist may use a realistic form or something morphed or stylistic based on what he is trying to convey to his audience. Whatever the purpose may be, the use of the…

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  • Ancient Near East Thematic Analysis

    empires of the region. For the previous 2,000 years, the region of the world bounded by the Mediterranean Sea and by Egypt to its west, caressed by the mountains of Cappadocia and Armenia and the River Araxes to its north, rebuffed by the deserts of Arabia to its south, and blessed with the rivers Tigris and Euphrates and their many tributaries was an arena in which a host of influential and expansionist civilizations had vied for territory, resources, tribute, and the glory of their rulers,…

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  • Gender Inequality In Mesopotamia Essay

    Also known as the Cradle of civilization, Mesopotamia was a civilization made up of many empires including Sumer, Akkadian, Babylonia and Assyrian empires. The population of the empires was divided into social classes; the upper, middle, and lower class. Since social classes were so separated in Mesopotamia, there was a lot of room for inequality between the social classes and gender that leads to war; becoming a reality of everyday life. Men and women in Mesopotamia were both allowed to work. …

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  • Mesopotamia Summary

    This book is an interesting take on the description of the groups of people who interacted with the influenced ancient Israel. It gives a detailed account of group’s origin histories, rulers, architecture, art, religion and other contacts with biblical Israel. A part of it goes over the Mesopotamian religion and it includes articles on the Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, and the Persians. They are also articles about the Hittites, Canaanites and Amorites. The Sumerians in fact are the only…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Assyrians And Persian Empires

    When it came to the Assyrian empire, one thing that immediately stands out is their brute force and utter determination to dominate the land and people around them. With a very advanced and large military, warfare with others was constant, and very harsh. With this strength, and willingness to do whatever was necessary to obtain new land, the empire was able to conquer land from the Persian Gulf, all the way to the Mediterranean Sea and even in some parts of Egypt. (Page 130 Map 4.2) Once…

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  • Isaiah Chapter 36-39 Analysis

    Introduction & Main Theme The historical interlude, Isaiah chapters 36-39, surrounds the military might of two parties: Hezekiah, king of Judah and the Assyria king Sennacherib. The Assyrian king sends his messengers to Hezekiah to frighten him to distance himself from God and to rely upon Assyria. Isaiah is called in to prophesize to Hezekiah. God gives him signs. Sennacherib ends up dying. Hezekiah also suffered from an illness, which he recovered in his health by God. Ironically, he…

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  • Book Of Isaiah Essay

    Predictably, this child’s name, Maher-shalal-hash-baz, also bears a significance that pertains to the message. Maher-shalal-hash-baz translates to “the spoil speeds, the prey hastens” which refers to the impending Assyrian invasion on Damascus and Samaria. Not only will the kingdoms of Syria and Israel be demolished, but Judah will also be subdued. Verses seven and eight describe how the Assyrian army “...will rise over all its channels and go over all its banks, and it will sweep on into Judah,…

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  • Cuneiform Civilization

    explanations were are well developed, effective, and clear. Throughout the article they remained coherent and relevant to the main topic. He supported his argument by going into great detail about the formation and basic premise of Cuneiform Laws in Mesopotamia, comparing and contrasting them to other the laws of other civilizations. For example, he compared Mesopotamian Law to Israel’s code of laws, the law being the backbone of society in both civilizations. Mesopotamian Law appealed to and…

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  • Ancient Mesopotamia Essay

    various Mesopotamian kingdoms and empires have claimed to be literate and have composed work of their own (Charpin and Todd 2010:9). One such exception was the Neo-Sumerian period king Shulgi of Ur. Shulgi claimed to be a true scholar and composed hymns in his own name. His songs focused on his accomplishments and recorded some of the earlier songs of previous kings. In recording the songs of previous kings, Shulgi was in fact granting immortality to himself and his predecessors in the form of…

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