Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations eBook

Archibald Sayce
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 210 pages of information about Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations.

Jeroboam (22 years) 932
Nadab 910
Baasha 908
Elah 884
Zimri, for 7 days 882
Omri 882
Ahab 874
Ahab and his allies defeated
  by the Assyrians at Qarqar 853
Ahaziah 852
Revolt of Mesha of Moab 851
Joram 850
Jehu 842
He pays tribute to Assyria 841
Jehoanaz 814
Jehoash 798
Jeroboam II. 783
Zeohariah 742
Shallum 741
Menahem 741
Pays tribute to Tiglath-pileser 738
Pekahiah 737
Pekah 736
Hoshea 733 or 729
Samaria taken by the Assyrians 722

V

THE LETTERS OF EBEB-TOB (OR EBED KHEBA), VASSAL KING OF JERUSALEM, TO
AMENOPHIS IV., KING OF EGYPT

I.  “To the king my lord thus speaks Ehed-Tob thy servant:  At the feet of the king my lord seven times seven I prostrate myself.  What have I done against the king my lord?  They have slandered me before the king my lord, saying:  Ebed-Tob has revolted from the king his lord.  Behold, neither my father nor my mother have exalted me in this place; the arm of the Mighty King has made me enter the house of my father.  Why should I have committed a sin against the king my lord?  By the life of the king, I say to the Commissioner of the king my lord:  Why dost thou love the Khabiri (Confederates) and hate the (loyal) governors?  And yet continually are they slandering me before the king my lord, because I say that the provinces of the king my lord are being destroyed.  Continually are they slandering me to the king my lord.  But let the king my lord consider, since the king my lord has established the garrisons which have taken the fortresses ... may the king send help to his country. [May he send troops] to his country!  The cities of the king my lord are lost which Elimelech is destroying, even all the country of the king; so let the king my lord send help to his country.  I say:  I will go down to the king my lord, and shall I not see the tears of the king my lord? but the enemy are strong against me, and I have not been able to go down to the king my lord.  So let the king incline towards my face and despatch a garrison to me, and I will go down and see the tears of the king my lord.  Since by the life of the king, when the Commissioner departed, I say:  The provinces of the king are being destroyed, (yet) thou dost not listen to me.  All the governors are destroyed, no governor remains to the king my lord.  May the king turn his face to the men and send the troops of the king my lord. 

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