Israel and Judah Kingdoms in Iron Age Written and Archaeological Sources Cover Image

Israel and Judah Kingdoms in Iron Age Written and Archaeological Sources

Author(s): Şeyma Arçın
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Jewish studies, Ancient World
Published by: Muhammed Mustafa KULU
Keywords: Israel and Judah Kingdoms; Kurkh Monolith; Black Obelisk; Tell el Rimah Stela; Lachish Siege;

Summary/Abstract: Until the historical importance of the artifacts of archeology came to light, the only source of Ancient Israel’s history was the Old Testament. It is generally accepted that the Old Testament was written by the exiles, after the kingdom of Judah was subjugated in 586 BC. by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II. While the Old Testament reveals the historical memory of the people of Israel, the difference between the terms used by the writers while recording this memory has led to anachronism. This situation, which emerged in the Old Testament, has been studied by scholars under the name "Four-Source Hypothesis". By this diversity the books of Kings and Chronicles gave synchronized information with Babylonian, Assyrian and Persian histories. Our purpose in this study is to introduce the Tel Dan Stela, Mesha Stela, Kurkh Monolith, Black Obelisk, Tel el Rimah Stela, Lachish Siege Reliefs, Siloam Tunnel Inscription, building remains which are thought to be used as warehouses associated with the King Solomon period and Assyrian and Babylonian Kings Inscriptions about the expeditions on the kingdoms of Israel and Judah that enlightened the Israel and Judah Kingdoms History.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 1-31
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Turkish