NOTES 1 Introduction and History of Interpretation 1. Several Assyrian inscriptions mention Israelite kings in lists of those defeated or paying tribute. The Monolith Inscription describing the western campaign of Shalmaneser III in 853–852 mentions the defeat of Ahab the Israelite (Jeffrey Kah-jin Kuan, Neo-Assyrian Historical Inscriptions and Syria-Palestine [Jian Dao Diss. 1; Hong Kong: Alliance Bible Seminary, 1995], 31). Several other skirmishes are mentioned in the following years, and in an inscription dated 12 years later, a tribute from Jehu is recorded. Three years after that the Black Obelisk inscription records Jehu‘s tribute in greater detail: ―The maddattu of Jehu, the (Bit)-Humrite. Silver, gold, a golden bowl, a golden vase, golden goblets, golden pitchers, tin, a hutartu for the hand of the king, and puašhatu, I received from him.‖ It also displays a picture of Jehu prostrating himself before Shalmaneser (Kuan, Neo-Assyrian Historical Inscriptions, 63–64). 2. J. Maxwell Miller and John H. Hayes, A History of Ancient Israel and Judah (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1986), 289. 3. Kuan, Neo-Assyrian Historical Inscriptions, 65. 4. John H. Hayes and Paul K. Hooker, A New Chronology for the Kings of Israel and Judah and Its Implications for Biblical History and Literature (Atlanta: John Knox, 1988), 55. 5. My translation. 6. Kuan, Neo-Assyrian Historical Inscriptions, 147–48. 7. H. J. Cook, ―Pekah,‖ VT 14 (1964): 121–35; Hayes and Hooker, A New Chronology, 54. 8. Hayes and Hooker, A New Chronology, 60. 9. Miller and Hayes, History of Ancient Israel,...
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