By Eric H. Cline, Recorded Books
Israel evokes myriad institutions for peoples of all cultures and non secular backgrounds. Inextricably linked to the world's 3 such a lot well-liked religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), Israel is steeped in historical past and clash, a lot of that's recognized throughout the stories of biblical figures reminiscent of Moses, David, Solomon, and, after all, Jesus Christ.But how a lot of the Bible could be relied upon as actual heritage? and what kind of of the biblical list could be proven via archaeology? Esteemed professor, researcher, and writer Eric H. Cline of The George Washington collage addresses those and different questions during this attention-grabbing sequence of lectures.
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LECTURE SEVEN The Black Obelisk, which dates to 838 BCE, reveals that Shalmaneser marched all the way to Damascus and Syria with no serious opposition and that he besieged the city, but didn’t actually take it. Then he marched into Israel, where he collected tribute from Jehu, the general who usurped the throne of Israel from the Omrides in about 841 BCE. Jehu is not actually the son of Omri. Jehu is the Usurper, who does away with the House of Omri, and yet the Omrides are so famous that the Land of Israel was referred to as the Land of Omri.
This statement has led to the theory that the Ark is in a secret chamber carved deep beneath the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Indeed, there are chambers underneath the Mount where no one is allowed to go; some ultraorthodox Jews claim that the Ark is down there and will be revealed at the proper time. There are stories that when a tunnel was being excavated next to the Temple Mount, two rabbis went in to see if they could find the Ark. In the course of these investigations, the rabbis noticed water seeping from a stone, removed the stone, and revealed a vaulted chamber.
The Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs appear to credit Solomon for vast amounts of wisdom. So it’s not surprising that his reign came to be considered the epitome of splendor and wise governance, not to mention wealth. Solomon by Gustave Doré, from The Bible and Its Story Taught by One Thousand Picture Lessons, vol. 7, edited by Charles F. Horne and Julius A. Bewer, 1908 31 Solomon was troubled by adversaries close to home. And wise Solomon apparently exploited his people through forced labor and other despotic practices, so that the bulk of his kingdom chose to break away after his death.