Assyrian History vs. Immanuel Velikovsky

by Lujack Skylark

(1)1413-1376 B.C. Ashur-Uballit reigns over Assyria during the time Hittite king Suppiluliumas I 1428-1392 B.C. had stirred up the Mitanni vassal states to rebellion in 1410 B.C., after the Israeli judge Othniel had defeated the military forces of Tushratta (Cushan-Rishathaim). Both Hittite king Suppiluliumas and Assyrian king Ashur-Uballit had marriage alliances with Babylonian king Burnaburiah II 1428-1399 B.C. All three kings Suppiliumas, Ashur-Uballit and Burnaburiah II paid Egyptian king Akenaton 1424-1407 B.C. tribute. Burnaburish II complained to Akenaton about Ashur-Uballit's ambassador bringing the Egyptians tribute as mentioned in the Tel-Amarna letters Burnaburiah II considered Assyrians his subjects.

Mitanni rebel Artatama II 1406-1396 B.C. slew his father Tushratta and Tushratta's other son Shattiwaza/Mattiwaza fled to Babylon. 1398 B.C. Burnaburiah II son Kara-Indash II was killed in a revolt. Shattiwaza/Mattiwaza flees Babylon and winds up serving Hittite king Suppilulimas I Hittite empire. Assyrian king Ashur-Uballit then invades Babylon and places Nazi-Bugash 1398-1392 B.C. on the Babylonian throne. Artatama II's son general Shuttarna III then allies himself with the Assyrians.

1396-1392 B.C. Egyptian king Ay had slain Hittite king Suppiluluimas son Zannanza who had come to Egypt to marry Tut's widow. Hittite troops backing Mitanni vassal king Shattiwaza/Mattiwaza forces defeat Shuttarna's III army at Haran and Pakarripa, thus securing Mattiwaza's rule over Hanigalbat. Mattiwaza reigns there 1396-1357 B.C. Assyrian king Ashur-Uballit destroys the Mitanni vassal state of Nuzi.

Hittite king Suppiluliumas wins the war against Egyptian general Horemheb's troops but Egyptian prisoners of war carry plague. Egyptian king Tut 1406-1396 B.C. some modern researchers state Tut died of plague. Suppiluliumas and his son Arunwandas II 1392-1391 B.C. die of plague. Assyrian king Ashur-Uballit I 1413-1376 B.C. then appoints Assyrian born Kurigalzu II to the Babylonian throne. Egyptian king Horemheb 1392-1361 B.C. invasion attempt of the Hittite empire fails in Hittite king Mursilas II 1391-1363 B.C. reign.

(2)1375-1364 B.C.Assyrian king Enlil Nirari II faces an invasion by Kurigalzu II 1391-1369 B.C. who betrayed the Assyrians. The Assyrians deal a crushing defeat to the Babylonians.

(3)1363-1350 B.C. Assyrian king Arik-Dan-ili stretched the Assyrian border northward, westward and eastward leaving Babylonian king Nazi-Muruttash's 1368-1342 B.C. army alone. Hittite king Muwatallis 1363-1337 B.C. is at war with Egyptian kings Seti I 1360-1347 B.C. and Ramses II 1347-1280 B.C. Mattiwaza the king of Hanigalbat dies in 1357 B.C. Shattura I then reigns there 1357-1342 B.C.

(4)1349-1315 B.C. Assyrian king Adad-Nirari I while Hittite king Muwatallis fights the Egyptians, the Assyrian king replaces Mitanni king Shattura I with in 1342 B.C. with Washashshatta 1342-1314 B.C. Hittite king Mursilas III 1337-1330 B.C. is at civil war with his uncle Hattusilas III 1330-1301 B.C. Adad-Nirari I sent letters to Hattusilas III during the reign of Egyptian king Ramses II 1347-1280 B.C.

Somehow I can't see why Immanuel Velikovsky says Assyrian king Adad-Nirari I is Shamanesar III. Am I missing any research here?

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Apr 21, 2013
The Biblical Timeline
by: Jude

I noticed the Biblical Timeline by John in this research at #(6)The Israelites were living in Canaanite homes since it was the Israeli judge Jair who first built the Israelite 30 cities. (Judges 10:3-4)

God also states in Joshua 24:13 He gave the Israelites cities in which they did not build.

Biblical Timelines usually give a late date for the Exodus and Joshua destroying Jericho, but these scriptures along with Judges 11:26 proves the Exodus was at an earlier date, just like this research shows.

The archaeologists set the Exodus and the conquest of Jericho at the later date because they don't find Israeli cities until a later date, but the Bible explains the reasons why Israel cities were found at a late date.

At the time of Joshua's conquest, the Israelites would live in the homes of the Canaanites, the people they conquered. They simply conquered them, and moved in. Thus there would be very little evidence of Israelite settlement in archaeology and architecture. Also there is scant evidence in their material goods, as it would seem likely they simply absorbed the left-over remnants of whatever city they conquered.

Apr 15, 2013
Interesting New Discoveries are Explored Here!
by: Nathan

Everyday the Holy Scriptures become more alive in both ancient history and Bible prophecy.

God told the prophet Daniel these words.

"Shut up the words, and seal the book, for at the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." (Daniel 12:4)

Take a look at our airports where people are running to and fro, and carrying their computers. It sure seems like knowledge is advancing at lightening speed.

We now have the opportunity to open our eyes and see verification our Holy Scriptures are not books based on myths and legends.

We now have the opportunity to open our eyes and see the Middle-East and the world ripe for Bible prophecy fulfillment.

The discussion forums here are most interesting, and I am sure people's eyes are being opened.

Apr 15, 2013
Assyrian, Babylon,Biblical,Cush,Egypt and Elamite Historical Confirmations
by: Abraham

Why leave any doubts in the stream of time?

For those truly interested in showing the accuracy of God's word, the 3 key years are 711 B.C., 653 B.C. and 586 B.C.; which place the chronological order as it matches our Bible latest update was at (

Google: Assyrian, Babylon, Biblical, Cush, Egyptian and Elamite historical confirmations and find the raptureforums version.

Historical verification can only work if Assyrian, Babylon, Biblical, Cush, Egyptian and Elamite history are in complete agreement.

The years 711 B.C. and 586 B.C. are the boundaries in where the pieces of the Biblical puzzle fall into place.

Modern historians have no interest in linking our Bible to ancient history, so Christians and Jews have to research this history for themselves; and I believe by following the chronology from Judah's king Ahaz beginning to Zedekiah's demise, both Christians and Jews will see the research as highly accurate, and the fact the six sources do confirm our holy scriptures in these modern day times of scoffers and skeptics.

Apr 14, 2013
What about Elamite History?
by: Ted

Elamite king Khumban-Nikash 750-725 B.C. army defeated Sargon II 728-712 B.C. army at Der before Babylonian Merodach-Baladan 728-716 B.C. arrived at the battlefield. Later the Assyrian king Sargon II defeats Elamite king Shutur-Nahhunte's 725-707 B.C. forces united with Merodach-Baladan in 716 B.C. Merodach-Baladan tried bribing Shutur-Nahhunte to continue fighting the Assyrians but he declined.

Sennacherib's 23 year reign 711-688 B.C.

711-710 B.C. Sennacherib appoints an unknown Babylonian to reign at Babylon while Sennacherib in 711 B.C. beseiges Jerusalem and 711 B.C. Merodach-Baladan's letter had arrived in Jerusalem. (2 Kings 20:12)Merodach-Baladan was hoping to form a military alliance with Jerusalem.

710-707 B.C. Bel-Ibni reigns over northern Babylon and the Babylonians encouraged by Merodach-Baladan rebel.

706-700 B.C. Sennacherib's son Ashur-Nadin-Shum reigns over Babylon and Merodach-Baladan flees to Elam.

Elamite king Haltush-Inshushinak 707-700 B.C. captures Ashur-Nadin-Shum and places Nergal-Ushezib on the Babylonian throne. Halutush-Inshushinak returns home to Elam and he is slain by his own people.

700-696 B.C. Sennacherib places Mushezib-Marduk on the Babylonian throne. The Babylonians revolt against Assyria and Elamite king Humban-Nimena 700-695 B.C. goes to war against Assyria.

The Assyrians battle the Elamites, Babylonians, Persians, Ellipians and Aramaic tribes from the Tigris on the plain of Halule near now Samarra on the Tigris.

Sennacherib boasts that Humban-Nimena and Mushezib-Murduk quickly abandoned their tents, drove over the dead bodies of their dead soldiers and defecated all over themselves and he let them go.

According to historians the war ended in a stalemate but Sennacherib laid seige to Babylon and destroyed the city which was not rebuilt until 8 years later when Esarhaddon arrived on the Assyrian throne.

696-688 B.C. Babylon laid in ruins and Sennacherib's two sons Adrammelech and Sharezer assassinated him. (2 Kings 19:37)

All the years for Assyrian king Sennacherib have been accounted. Assyrian and Elamite history does confirm the holy scriptures.

Apr 14, 2013
What about the Babylonian History?
by: Ted

Babylonian king Nabonassar 754-741 B.C. was aided in his fight against the Aramaens by Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser III 753-735 B.C. who later took over Damascus in 738 B.C.

Babylonian king Nabu-Nadin-Zer 740 B.C. was dethroned by the Chaldean Bit Amukani. Babylonian king Ukin-Zir 740-737 B.C. rebelled against Tiglath-Pileser III when he was laying seige over Damascus.

Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser 737-735 B.C. is king over both Babylon and Assyria and Assyrian king Shalmaneser V 734-729 B.C. reigns over both Babylon and Assyria.

Chaldean king Merodach-Baladan 728-716 B.C. reigns over Babylon while Assyrian king Sargon II 728-712 B.C. reigned over Assyria then Babylon 716-1712 B.C. The year 711 B.C. Merodach-Baladan sends a letter to Judah's king Hezekiah 725-696 B.C. while Assyrian king Sennacherib sent an unknown Babylonian king to reign. 710-707 B.C. Sennacherib appoints Bel-Ibni as king over northern Babylon and Merodach-Baladan attacks his forces until Sennacherib's son Ashur-Nadin-Shum 706-700 B.C. is placed on the Babylonian throne.
(2 Kings 20:12)

700 B.C. Nergal-Ushezib seizes the Babylonian throne placed there by the Elamites. 700-696 B.C. Mushezib-Marduk quickly sided with the Elamites and Assyrian king Sennacherib destroyed Babylon.
696-688 B.C. Sennacherib appoints his son Esarhaddon as governor over the ruined city.

687-676 B.C. Assyrian king Esarhaddon reigns over both Babylon and Assyria and Babylon is rebuilt.

675-655 B.C. Shamash-Shum-Ukin reigns over Babylon while his brother Ashur-Banipal reigns over Assyria. The Elamites revolt and Shamash-Shum-Ukin rebels against Ashur-Banipal and Babylon once more is in ruins.

Apr 13, 2013
Who saved Assyrian king Ashur-Nasir-Pal I ?
by: Steve

King Saul 1099-1059 B.C. warred against the kings of Zobah, Moab, Edom, Ammon and the Philistines.
(1 Samuel 14:47) Zobah is an important Aramaen city.

Assyrian king Eriba-Adad 1077-1075 B.C. who loses his crown to Shamshi-Adad soon after Aramaen king Adad-Apal-Iddina died.

Assyrian king Shamshi-Adad 1074-1069 B.C. is able to open the northern trade route into Asia-Minor after winning several battles against Aramaen chieftains who are still fighting each other for the Aramaen throne after their king Adad-Apal-Iddina dies.

King Saul's fight against the Aramaen Syrian kings of Zobah may have helped the sick Assyrian king Ashur-Nasir-Pal I 1068-1050 B.C. hold back the Aramaens at the Euphrates river by king Saul defeating the Aramaen forces.

King David 1059-1019 B.C. vanquished Zobah's king Hadadezer and acquired much copper later used in temple construction during king Solomon's reign.
(2 Samuel 10:6-19)These Aramaen soldiers had been hired by the Ammonites but later would fight with them no more. (2 Samuel 10:19) King David had stopped Zobah's king Hadadezer's troop movements as he went to recover his border at the Euphrates river. (2 Samuel 8:3) The death of Hadadezer was a relief for the Assyrians who were struggling for survival.

Apr 13, 2013
A closer look at the Assyrian king's list
by: Jerod

There is no prince Enlil-Rabi after Ashur-Bel-Kali according to the Assyrian kings list. It should read like this.

Ashur-Bel-Kala 1095-1078 B.C., Eriba-Adad II 1077-1075 B.C., Shamshi-Adad 1074-1069 B.C, Ashur-Nasir-Pal I 1068-1050 B.C. (David reigns 1059-1019 B.C. fights Aramaen Syrians threatening Ashur-Nasir-Pal Euphrates border. 2 Samuel 8:3)

Shalmaneser II 1049-1040 B.C., Ashur-Nirari IV 1039-1034 B.C., Ashur-Rabi II 1033-993 B.C., Ashur-Reshi 992-988 B.C., Tiglath-Pileser II 987-955 B.C., Ashur-Dan II 954-931 B.C., Adad-Nirari II 930-909 B.C. Tukulti-Ninurta II 908-901 B.C. who received inlaid ivory furniture from Phoenicia at the same time Israel king Ahab 921-899 B.C. built the House of Ivory. (1 Kings 22:39)

Ashur-Nasir-Pal 900-875 B.C. Shalmaneser III 874-839 B.C. 18th year Jehu was suppose to pay him tribute. Jehu reigned over Samaria 884-856 B.C.

Shamshi-Adad V 838-825 B.C, Queen Semiramis 824-821 B.C. Adad-Nirari III 820-794 B.C. Shalmaneser IV 793-783 B.C., Ashur-Dan III 782-765 B.C. and Ashur-Nirari V 764-754 B.C. reign was sparked by rebellion as rebellion struck also in Babylon when the Chaldeans attacked Babylon's king Nabu-Shum-Ishkun 769-755 B.C. at the time Pul was governor of Calah.

Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser III dethrones Ashur-Nirari V and reigns 753-735 B.C. as previously mentioned.

The difference is in this Assyrian list prince Enlil-Rabi had no reign, there is a queen Semiramis who reigned and Ashur-Nirari V's reign was actually for ten years.

Apr 13, 2013
Taking A Hard Look at Ancient History
by: William

While Israel's king Ahab was giving his silver and everything else away to please the Syrian king Ben-ha-dad (1 Kings 20:1 and 1 Kings 20:7), Judah's king Jehoshaphat 918-893 B.C. received silver as a present from the Philistines (2 Chronicles 17:11)

Egyptian king Sheshonq II being buried in a silver coffin in 888 B.C. is no surprise.

Judah's next kings are Jehoram 893-885 B.C. (2 Kings 8:17) and Ahaziah 885-884 B.C. (2 Kings 8:26)

Judah's king Ahaziah and Israel's king Joram went to war against Jehu. (2 Kings 9:21)Jehu smote both Joram (2 Kings 9:24) and Judah's king Ahaziah (2 Kings 9:27) and threw Jezebel out the palace window where horses crushed her body and dogs ate her flesh. (2 Kings 9:30-36)

Jehu reigned over Samaria 884-856 B.C. (2 Kings 10:36)

Assyrian king Shalmaneser III 867-833 B.C. claims Jehu paid him tribute in his 18th year of reign 849 B.C. but Jehu had already died.

Maybe the scribe meant his 8th year of reign in 859 B.C. All we know is Jehu was alive when Assyrian king Shalmaneser III reigned.

Apr 13, 2013
Biblical Time Line (part two)
by: John

(11)Libyan pharaoh Osorkon I in Judah's king Asa's 10th year Egyptian and Ethiopian army lead by the Ethiopian Zerah with a million warriors were destroyed around Gerar. (2 Chronicles 14:1-15) This occurred only some 25 years after Shishak had died.

(12)Israel king Ahab's House of Ivory, and Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta II coming to power after Ahab died. The Assyrian king received inlaid ivory furniture from Phoenicia. (1 Kings 22:39)

(13)Ben-hadad king of Syria warred against Ahab and Ahab denied him not. The Syrian received his wives, children, silver and gold. (1 Kings 20:1-7)

Some 11 years after Ahab died the Libyan pharaoh Shishak II died and was buried in a silver coffin.

(14)Assyrian king Shalmaneser III claims Israel's king Ahab united with the Syrians (Monolith Inscription) and were defeated near Hamath; but Ahab was already dead and the Bible clearly states Ahab was Syria's enemy.

(15)Assyrian king Shalmaneser IV and Israel king Jeroboam II are contemporaries. Assyrian king Ashur-Dan III's reign plagues strike Assyria, and Babylon's king Eriba Murduk is stricken with plague. In Babylonian king Nabu-Shum-Ishkun reign the trade routes were blocked by the Chaldeans, and rebellions raged throughout Babylon then Judah's king Uzziah/Azariah in his last four years of reign was stricken with leprosy. Pul may have become governor of Calah while the plagues and rebellions were striking Babylon.

(16)Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser comes to power in Israel king Pekah's 5th year of reign and Tiglath-Pileser dies in Israel's king Hoshea's 4th year. Assyrian king Shalmanser V captures Hoshea in Samaria in his last year then dies.

(17) Sargon II's 16 year reign ends in 712 B.C. Assyrian king Sennacherib first year in 711 B.C. is Judah's king Hezekiah's 14th year.

(18)Assyrian king Esarhaddon lead Judah's king Manasseh into Assyrian captivity while Assyrian king Ashur-banipal let Manasseh return home and known as king Asnaper brought Elamite captives to settle in Samaria. (Ezra 4:9-10)

(19)Judah's king Josiah 608 B.C. is slain by Egyptian king Necho. (2 Kings 23:29)

(20)Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzer destroys Necho's army and the Assyrian troops lead by Assyrian general Ashur-Uballit II perish and the Assyrian empire is extinguished in 605 B.C.

These are the keys unlocking biblical chronology for all those who are searching for the truth in God's word.

Apr 13, 2013
Biblical Time Line
by: John

(1)Archaeologist at Jericho tombs show the last Egyptian king trading with Jericho was Amenhotep III. Joshua invaded Canaan during Amenhotep III's reign thus proving Moses died BEFORE Egyptian king Akenaton began monotheism worship in Egypt.

(2)Tushratta (Chushan-Rishathaim)daughter married Amenhotep III right before the Egyptian king died. It is in Akenaton's reign where he doesn't care about Canaan is when Tushratta occupies Israel for 8 years.

(3)Egyptian king Seti I kills the Shasu who are Moabites right after Israel's judge Ehud had slain 10,000 Moabites.

(4)Assyrian king Shalmanesar I destruction of the Mitanni lead to Hittite king Tudhaliyas IV alliance with the Amorite king Shaushg-muwa and the Hittite Sisera's occupation of Israel.

(5)Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta reign caused the Syrian migration into Israel bringing hardship to Israel's judge Gideon.

(6)Egyptian king Ramses VI departure from Asia lead to Israel's judge Jair building 30 Israeli cities.

Archaeologist belief the Jewish Exodus was at a later date because from the time Joshua destroyed Jericho until Jair no Israeli cities were built. The Israelis lived in the Canaanite homes in cites which they conquered or lived as shepherds in tents.

(7)Egyptian king Ramses X attempt to reopen the land trade route to Byblos blocked by Ammon and the Philistines. Israel's judge Jephthah's 300 year chronology.

(8)Israel's king David defeating the Syrian Aramaen king of Zobah (2 Samuel 8:3-5)as he went to recover his border on the Euphrates when Assyrian king Ashur-Nasir-Pal I a sickly king was only able to defend Assyria's border around the Euphrates river.

(9)Israel's king Solomon who married Egyptian king Siamon's daughter.

(10)Libyan pharoah Shishak who invaded Israel in Judah king Rehoboam's fifth year.

These are some of the keys unlocking biblical chronology which can be proven useful for anyone searching for the truth.

Apr 12, 2013
Sisera the Hittite
by: Randall

Sisera is a Hittite name according to Dr. Tomkins and the city Harosheth was under Ramses II 1347-1280 B.C. control until he gave the Hittites control over Phoenicia and then the town was dominated by robbers and rebels when Hittite king Tudhaliyas IV 1301-1274 B.C. ruled the Hittite empire.

Sisera 1298-1278 B.C. having 900 iron chariots produced by the Hittites now makes more sense.

The Hittite king Tudhaliyas IV after Sisera was killed by the Kenite woman Jael lost the major battle against Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta 1283-1247 B.C. at Nihriya.

Hittite king Tudhaliyas IV suffered for making alliances with Israel's enemies. God's wisdom and justice always prevails.

Modern historians seem to believe Sisera was named after a Sea People's leader but the Sea People's main thrust for power was in 1237 B.C. when they attacked Egyptian king Ramses III and brought down the Hittite empire.

Apr 12, 2013
Byblos king Rib-Hadda
by: Carl

Rib-Hadda was king of Byblos who wrote Egyptian king Akenaton 60 letters (Tel-Amarna letters)pleading for the Egyptian king to help him fight Egypt's enemies.

Egyptian king Amenhotep III towards the end of his reign became ill and Amorite king Abdashirta more or less became independent of Egypt.

Hittite king Suppiluliumas I used Abdashirta's son Aziru in stirring up rebellion against Phoenician kings still paying Akenaton tribute.

Rib-Hadda received no military support from Egyptian king Akenaton. Furthermore the Apiru were raiding his territory.

One wonders if the Apiru's were Hebrews helping Hittite king Suppiluliuimas secure his Hittite empire after Mitanni king Tushratta died. Rib-Hadda was later killed by the Amorite king Aziru.

Apr 12, 2013
Byblos king Rib-Hadda
by: Carl

Rib-Hadda was king of Byblos who wrote Egyptian king Akenaton 60 letters (Tel-Amarna letters)pleading for the Egyptian king to help him fight Egypt's enemies.

Egyptian king Amenhotep III towards the end of his reign became ill and Amorite king Abdashirta more or less became independent of Egypt.

Hittite king Suppiluliumas I used Abdashirta's son Aziru in stirring up rebellion against Phoenician kings still paying Akenaton tribute.

Rib-Hadda received no military support from Egyptian king Akenaton. Furthermore the Apiru were raiding his territory.

One wonders if the Apiru's were Hebrews helping Hittite king Suppiluliuimas secure his Hittite empire after Mitanni king Tushratta died. Rib-Hadda was later killed by the Amorite king Aziru.

Apr 12, 2013
Immanuel Velikovsky
by: Grant

Immanuel Velikovsky disruption across the fields of ancient world history by ignoring the Book of Judges and totally cancelling out five hundred years in ancient history when he pinned queen Hatshepsut was the queen of Sheba was a real Satanic effort in hiding the plain truth.

Immanuel Velikovsky was a firm believer in mythology. Immanuel Velikovsky was however right about Egyptian priest Manetho's king list being flawed.

Mainstream historians reject his work except for David Rohl and Peter James, who have also manufactured inaccurate chronologies.

Mainstream historians have no room to brag about their accomplishments. Archaeologists keep finding evidence supporting the Bible and mainstream historians keep to their old outdated charts on ancient history and keep rejecting the Biblical data.

Most Biblical data comes from areas under Moslem control. Egypt we have Zahi Hawass who claims the Hebrews were never in Egypt but Hawass knows the ancient Egyptians only recorded military victories and failed to recall their defeats. The Egyptian king Thutmose III tried striking queen Hatshepsut's name from all Egyptian records and Egyptian king Horemheb struck Akenaton's, Semenkhare, Tut and Ay's name from all Egyptian records.

So Dr. Hawass the Egyptian kings hated their own people, why would they record a Hebrew presence in Egypt?

The Book of Judges is cast off by many researchers
yet a closer look will expose the tide turning against the Mesopatamian Mitanni empire which was at the height of its power and when the Mitanni empire finally crumbled, the Assyrian empire arose and the Hittites were forced into giving the Amorites independence which lead to the Amorites closing the Babylonian Egyptian trade route and Jabin the Canaanite king oppression over Israel.

Mainstream historians lose their opportunity to close the gaps in time by rejecting God's word and ancient history stagnates with their same old song.

Who knows why they have fear in telling the truth.
Mainstream historians are backed by well known liberal colleges where the Bible has no place in their research.

Politically speaking the Middle-East now is in turmoil and more nations around the world are supporting the terrorist Abbas who financed the
murder of eleven Israeli athletes in Munich.

As Moslem terrorist on the Temple Mount are destroying Jewish artifacts and have destroyed the Jewish synagogue in Damascus, God keeps supplying us with proof his word is both historically and prophetically accurate despite the words of Immanuel Velikovsky, Manetho, the mainstream historians, the mainstream media, Zahi Hawass or Abbas. God's word will ring true!

Apr 11, 2013
The Amorite kings
by: Torrance

Joshua slew the Amorite kings of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish and Eglon. (Joshua 10:5 and Joshua 10:23-26) Joshua broke the Amorite power in Canaan.

Hittite king Suppiluliumas I came to the Hittite throne before Joshua had died.

Hittite king Suppiluliumas I in Lebanon was allied with the Amorite king Aziru. Hittite king Mursilas II was allied with the Lebanon Amorite king Duppi-Tessub. Hittite king Muwatallis was betrayed by the Amorite king Bentesina whom some say was forced into an alliance with Egyptian king Ramses II. Bentesina was hauled away to the land of Hatti by Hittite king Muwatallis and the new Amorite king representing the Hittites was Sabili. Hittite king Tudhaliyas IV placed on the Amorite throne Shaushg-muwa to help him fight the Assyrians.

It seems like the Hittites stopped the Amorites in Lebanon from attacking Israel except in Shaushg-muwa's reign when Jabin the Amorite Canaanite from northern Canaan attacked Israel. (Judges 4:2-3)

Apr 11, 2013
Israel's connection with Assyrian kings
by: Jason

Assyrian Shalmaneser I and Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta reigns stand in Biblical Time.

Assyrian king Shalmaneser I 1314-1284 B.C. and Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta at 1283-1247 B.C. WHY?

The Boghaz Koi tablets in regards from a Babylonian king made complaints about Amorite bandits commiting robberies.(Winckler)The Babylonian king was likely Shugarakti-Shuriash 1295-1282 B.C. who complained to Assyrian king Shalmaneser I.

Why were Amorites commiting robberies? (1)Hittite king Tudhaliyas III 1301-1274 B.C. had granted the Amorites independence. (2)The Amorite bandits flourished while Jabin the Canaanite controlled Israel from 1298-1278 B.C. (Judges 4:2-3)

Deborah and Barak then in their 20th year as judges defeat Jabin the Canaanite and their reign ends in 1258 B.C. Judge Gideon reigns 1258-1218 B.C. and his 7th year he conquers the Syrians, Midianites and Amalekites in 1251 B.C. (The Syrians are the children from the east. Judges 6:3-4)

If the Syrians, Midianites and Amalekites were in Israel blocking the trade route into Egypt and Egyptian Seti II 1263-1258 B.C. had married a Syrian woman, Merneptah II 1258-1251 B.C. was part Syrian in orgin, queen Tausert 1251-1249 B.C. was having an affair with her Syrian butler Bay and the Syrian rebel Irsu 1249-1247 B.C. reigned over Egypt one might believe Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta I 1283-1247 B.C. after killing Babylonian king Shugarakti-Shuriash in 1282 B.C. and slaying all the Babylonians after Babylonian king Kashilashu IV 1281-1274 B.C. reign when Assyria was in control over Babylon 1273-1266 B.C. would have the Elamites south and east of him attacking his Assyrian empire.

The Syrians likely rebelled in Syria against the Assyrians as the Assyrians appeared to have had all ties cut with Egypt.

Judge Gideon's victory against the Syrians in 1251 B.C. may have prompted the Hittite king Suppiluliumas II 1267-1237 B.C. to attack Syrian territory controlled by Tukulti-Ninurta I in northern Mesopatamia.

Remember Suppiluliumas I came to power after Israeli judge Othniel defeated Mitanni king Tushratta Cushan-Rishathaim (Judges 3:8) Suppiluliumas II may have saw the opportunity after the Elamites had taken over Nippur and the Syrians could no longer obtain food from Israel, the Hittites then would have the perfect opportunity to strike Assyria.

Apr 11, 2013
The Debate Continues
by: Anonymous

Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta I 1283-1247 B.C. (BCT)after he captured Babylon in 1274 B.C. both the Babylonians and Syrians were harshly treated.

For the next 27 years 1274-1247 B.C Assyrian records are murky.

There are some Assyrian historians who believe Hittite king Suppiluliumas II 1267-1237 (BCT)made an attempt to regain northern Mesopatamia and then the Assyrian historians remark in the absence of royal records show not a sign of inactivity but of Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta I military defeat that might have lead to his assassination.

Apr 11, 2013
Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta's brutality
by: Joshua

I read Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta spent seven years after defeating Kassite king Kashtiliash IV forces massacring the Babylonian people.

Then there was deep incursions of the Elamites by their capturing of Nippur and the Elamites taking out Tukulti-Ninurta's puppets Enlil-Nadin-Shumi and Kadashman-Harbe II show the Assyrian forces whose main army was in Syria was over extended.

Apr 11, 2013
Who slew Babylonian king Shurgarakti-Shuriash?
by: The Detective

Some Assyrian historians believe Babylonian king Shurgarakti-Shuriash 1295-1282 B.C. was slain by Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta I 1283-1247 B.C. when they sort out the history in the Assyrian chronicles. (Biblical Chronological Time)

1281-1274 B.C. Babylonian king Kashilashu IV reigns as others have mentioned.

1273-1266 B.C. Total Assyrian domination of Babylon by real Assyrian nobles.

1265-1264 B.C. Assyrian vassal Enlil-Nadin-Shumi reigns until he is dethroned by Kadashman-Harbe II.

1263 B.C. Kadashman-Harbe II reigns and the historical record states Elamite king Kidrin-Khutran III overthrows the Kassites.

1262-1254 B.C. Elamite king Kidrin-Khutran III is the Elamite king giving Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta trouble. The Kassites with Assyrian help fight back and drive out the Elamites.

1253-1247 B.C. Kassite king Adad-Shuma-Iddina,the son of Kadashman-Harbe II reigns over Babylon peacefully while Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta builds himself a new city called Kar-Tukulti-Ninurta.

1246-1214 B.C. Kassite king Adad-Shuma-Usur, the son of Adad-Shuma-Iddina reigns over Babylon as also mentioned earlier.

There are so many pieces to this interesting puzzle.

Apr 10, 2013
A highly debated topic among historians
by: Jack

Babylonian king Kadashman-Enlil II 1322-1306 B.C. traded horses with Hittite king Hattusilas III 1330-1301 B.C. Hattusilas III became worried Mursilas III now living in Egypt might have plans to go into Lebanon and start a rebellion against the Hittites there. Ramses II 1347-1280 B.C. gave Phoenicia to the Hittites in his 34th year in 1313 B.C. biblically speaking. Hattusilas III wanted Kadashman-Enlil II also to help him prevent Assyrian king Shalmaneser I 1314-1284 B.C. from cutting the trade route to Canaan. Hittite king Tudhaliyas IV 1301-1274 B.C. granted Phoenicia independence. Kadashman-Enlil II was not interested in getting into a war with Assyria.

Babylonian king Kudur-Enlil 1305-1296 B.C. experiences raids by Assyrian king Shalmaneser I.

Hugo Winckler Harvard University article places Babylonian king Shagarakti-Shuriash 1295-1282 B.C. and Assyrian king Shalmaneser I 1314-1284 B.C. as contemporaries. The Babylonians hold out against the Assyrians until Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta 1283-1247 B.C. reigns.

Apr 10, 2013
Assyrian king Ashur-Nadin-Apali
by: Tom

Assyrian king Ashur-Nadin-Apali slew his father Tulkulti-Ninurta. Assyrian historians give Ashur-Nadin-Apali four different reign of years 3,5,11 and 17. Assyrian king Ashur-Nadin-Apali reign at 1246-1229 B.C. fits as Assyrian kings Ashur-Nirari III 1228-1221 B.C. and Enlil-Kudur-Usur 1220-1216 B.C. follow because Assyrian and Babylonian historians while not following this biblical chronology have stated Babylonian king Meli-Shipak 1213-1197 B.C. and Assyrian king Ninurta-Apal-Ekur 1215-1202 B.C. were contempories.

Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta 1283-1247 B.C. Biblical Chronolical Time brought down Babylonian king Kashilashu IV army 1281-1274 B.C. 1273-1266 B.C. Assyrian troops controlled Babylon with 3 puppet Babylonian rulers. Assyrians then leave Babylon for Adad-Shuma-Iddina 1261-1255 B.C. to rule. It is the Elamite king Kidrin-Khutran who takes over Babylon 1254-1247 B.C. not Adad-Shuma-Usur.

The Walker Chronicle suggests Adad-Shuma-Usur was only elevated to real kingship after he defeated Assyrian king Enlil-Kudur-Usur's army 15 or more years after Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta had died. The order of events are highly debated.

Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta had written Hittite king Suppiluliumas II 1267-1237 B.C. about the troubles he had had with the Babylonian nation when king Tulkulti-Ninurta had isolated himself when he was constructing the new city called Kar-Tulkuti-Ninurta and wasn't involved with the crisis in Babylon. Adad-Shuma-Usur was then powerful only around the city of Ur.

Apr 10, 2013
Egyptian 18-19 Dynasties
by: Mitch

Egyptian 18-19 dynasties starting with the Tel-Amarna letters could have been an easy correlation for historians to link Assyrian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Hittite and Mitanni history together.

There should be no blanks in those expensive ancient history books in the exploration into ancient world history

This blog Assyrian History vs. Immanuel Velikovsky might also read Assyrian History vs. Egyptian priest Manetho since the Assyrian history begins with Mitanni king Tushratta (Chu-shan-rish-a-tha-im defeat by Israel's judge Othniel Caleb's nephew Judges 3:8-11)when Assyrian king Ashur-Uballit I reigns over Assyria and ends with Assyrian general Ashur-Uballit II's army demise of the Assyrian empire at the hands of Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar's II army in 605 B.C. some 19 years before Judah's king Zedekiah fell from power and king Solomon's Temple was destroyed.

The Egyptian army of pharoah Necho II aiding Assyrian general Ashur-Uballit II's troops was smote in the fourth year of Judah's king Jehoiakim 608-597 B.C. (Jeremiah 46:2) and (2 Kings 23:36)Reigning after Judah's king Jehoiachin 597 B.C. (2 Kings 24:8) and Judah's king Zedekiah 597-586 B.C. (2 Kings 24:18)

Nebuchadnezzar's first year 605-604 B.C. towards Jehoiakim's 4th year since Jehoiakim's father Josiah who was slain by the Egyptian king Necho II (2 Kings 23:29)may have been slain late in 609 B.C. thus Jehoiakim's 4th year is recorded as 605 B.C.

This indicates Egyptian king Psamtik II reigned 605-599 B.C. over Egypt and he sends Egyptian, Greek, and Phoenician soldiers to fight the Nubians and Egyptian king Apries (Hophra) 599-580 B.C. whom some Egyptian historians record promised to send troops to help Judah's king Zedekiah but Hophra lied. Hophra's soldiers would defect to Amasis after Jerusalem falls and Hophra is slain. (Jeremiah 44:30)

God says he would give Hophra into the hands of his enemy as he gave Zedekiah into the hand of Babylonian king Nebuchadrezzar a few years earlier.

Apr 09, 2013
Tiglath-Pilesar III's Father
by: Mike

Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser III 753-735 B.C. reign over Assyria, claims his father was Assyrian king Adad-Nirari III 819-792 B.C.

Should Tiglath-Pileser III be telling the truth he would be at least 65 years old when he died.

At 770-760 B.C., when Israel's king Menahem reigned 10 years and gave Pul a thousand talents of silver, Pul could have been 30-40 years old when he first reigned as governor of Calah. (2 Kings 15:17-20)


Assyrian king Adad-Nirari III 819-792 B.C. failed to take Damascus.
Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser III 753-735 B.C. took Damascus by 738 B.C. in Judah king Ahaz's 3rd year of reign.
741-725 B.C. for Pekah died in his 20th year some 3 years into Judah king Ahaz reign. (2 Kings 16:1 & 2 Kings 15:27)

1 Chronicles 5:26 says God stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria and the spirit of Tilgath-Pilneser. So Pul may have been declared a king at Calah before he became king over all of Assyria; or Pul and Tiglath-Pilneser III are two different people.

Apr 09, 2013
Babylonian Kings History
by: Tom

Babylonian king Merodach-Baladan 728-716 B.C. takes control of Babylon away from the Assyrian king Sargon II 728-712 B.C.

Sargon II drives Merodach-Baladan from Babylon in 716 B.C. causing him to flee to Elam. Sargon II then controls Babylon 716-712 B.C.

Merodach-Baladan is Berodach-Baladan (2 Kings 20:12) who sent out letters to Judah's king Hezekiah 725-696 B.C. Merodach-Baladan 711-707 B.C. stirred up much trouble in Babylon, since Assyrian king Sennacherib lost 185,000 Assyrian soldiers just outside Jerusalem gates.

709-707 B.C. the Assyrians placed Bel-Ibni on the Babylonian throne and Merodach-Baladan flees Sennacherib's son Ashur-Nadin-Shum 706-700 B.C., who reigned over Babylon peacefully.

The Elamites place Babylonian prince Nergel-ushezid on the Babylonian throne in 700 B.C. Mushezib-Marduk proclaims himself Babylonian king 700-696 B.C. and the Assyrians destroy the city.

Sennacherib's son Esarhaddon 696-687 B.C. reigns over Babylon until Sennacherib is assassinated. (2 Kings 19:36-37) Assyrian king Esarhaddon 687-676 B.C. is both king over Babylon and Assyria.

Shamash-Shum-Ukin 675-655 B.C., brother of Assyrian king Ashur-Banipal, is the new Babylonian king. Ashur-Banipal reigns over Babylon 654-653 B.C., after the Assyrian army puts down his brothers rebellion and his army cuts up the bodies of rebel leaders and feeds them to the dogs.

Babylonian king Kandalanu appointed by Ashur-banipal reigns 653-633 years in peace. Ashur-banipal son Sin-Shum-Ishkun 632-628 B.C. safeguards Babylon during the Assyrian civil war.

The rebel general Sin-Shum-Lisher is killed in 627 B.C. Sin-Shum-Ishkun 627-623 B.C. controls Babylon; as Chaldean king Nabopolasser forces occupy only southern Babylon 626-623 B.C. from 623-605 B.C.

Chaldean Nabopolasser has firm control over Babylon. The Babylonian forces slay Assyrian king Sin-Shum-Ishkun in his palace in 612 B.C. and Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar destroys the Assyrian army lead by Ashur-Uballit II and the Egyptian king Necho II in 605 B.C.

Apr 09, 2013
Judah King Ahaz Betrays Samaria
by: John

In the days of Pekah king of Israel Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria took I-jon, and Abel-beth-maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead and Galilee and all the land of Naphtali and carried them captive to Assyria (2 Kings 15:29)

This means 2 Kings 16:1 Pekah reigned for 3 more years over Israel, during king Judah Ahaz's reign.

Hoshea then reigned for 9 years in Ahaz's reign. Judah king Ahaz reigned 741-725 B.C., so Hoshea's reign did end in 729 B.C.

Assyrian king Shalmaneser V 734-729 B.C.

Judah's king Ahaz was responsible for the fall of the Israelite kings during the reign of Israel's last king Hoshea.

Apr 09, 2013
Assyrian History Confirmed
by: Lujack Skylark

The Arabs 649-646 B.C. also come against Ashur-Banipal and they are defeated. Ashur-banipal lives out his remaining years in peace.

(41)632-629 B.C. Ashur-Etil-Llani reigns over Babylon and his general Sin-Shum-lisher rebels, and a bloody civil war weakens Assyria so much that Assyria can no longer fight its foreign enemies.

(42)628-627 B.C. Sin-Shum-lisher as king until he is slain by Sin-Shar-Ishkun, Ashur-Etil-Llani's brother.

(43)626-612 B.C. Sin-Shum-lisher reigns over Assyria; and the Medes conquer Assyrian Iranian provinces in 625 B.C. Babylonian king Nabopolasser drives out Assyrian forces by 625-623 B.C. The Medes attack Nineveh in 616 B.C. but are driven away by the Scythians. The Medes in 614 B.C. capture Ashur and burn it to the ground. And in 612 A.D. Babylonian troops enter, Sin-Shar-Ishkun's palace and burn it to the ground.

(44)611-605 B.C. Assyrian general Ashur-Uballit II retreats to Haran, Syria and Babylonian king Nabopolassar's army is temporary repelled. Assyrian troops retreat to Charchemish in 608 B.C. Pharoah Necho II (2 Chronicles 35:20-24) slew Judah's king Josiah on his way to Charchemish to save the Assyrians in 608 B.C. The Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar destroys the Egyptian and Assyrian armies in 605 B.C. and the Assyrian empire falls.

Nebuchadnezzar, in his 19th year (2 Kings 25:8) in 586 B.C., takes Judah's king Zedekiah as his prisoner and Nebuchadnezzar destroys Solomon's Temple.

(45)I believe the research given here confirms Immanuel Velikovsky gave a false account on ancient world history.

Apr 09, 2013
Assyrian History Complete
by: Lujack Skylark

The Assyrian governor of Calah is Pul. Perhaps he lived like a mercenary before he became the Assyrian king for according to Assyrian records Pul receives tribute from both Israel's king Menahem 770-760 B.C. and king Judah's king Azariah 809-757 B.C., Israel's king Hoshea 738-729 B.C. and Judah's king Ahaz 741-725 B.C.

(35)753-735 B.C. Tiglath-Pilesar III joins a military alliance with Judah's king Ahaz 741-725 B.C. (2 Kings 16:7)Hoshea then slays Pekah and reigns 738-729 B.C. if Jotham's year of reign began in 757 B.C. his reign would have ended 1741 B.C. from the time of Azariah's leprosy. (2 Kings 15:30)Assyrian records state Tiglath-Pilesar placed Hoshea on Israel's throne so he was alive at 738-737 B.C.

(36)734-729 B.C. Assyrian king Shalmanesar V (2 Kings 18:9 states Shalmanesar V came up against Hoshea but Hoshea's reign mathematically should end in Ahaz's reign not Hezekiah's reign for the first year of Hezekiah's reign he opened the doors of the House of the Lord and repaired them. (2 Chronicles 29:3) Hezekiah THEN invited the remnant of those who ESCAPED out of the hands of the kings of Assyria (2 Chronicles 30:6) Which kings of Assyria? Assyrian records claim both Tiglath-Pilesar III and Shalmansar V took Samarian captives.

(37)728-712 B.C. Assyrian king Sargon II reigns and destroys Ashdod, Israel in 727 B.C. The Assyrians move against the Egyptian and Ethiopian forces lead by Shabaka 728-714 B.C. (Isaiah 20:1-5 confirmation)

Judah's king Hezekiah 725-696 B.C. his 14th year in 711 B.C. the Assyrian king Sennacherib attacked Israel and after the Assyrians were defeated Hezekiah was given 15 more years of life.(Isaiah 38:5-6)

(38)711-688 B.C. Assyrian king Sennacherib actually in his first year of reign laid seige to Jerusalem. Shabaka's sons Shabataka ruled Egypt 714-698 B.C. and Taharka ruled Ethiopia 714-698 B.C. (2 Kings 19:9)

(39)687-676 B.C. Assyrian king Esarhaddon goes to war against Egyptian king Taharka 698-672 B.C. The Assyrians win victory and withdraw from Egypt. Taharka stirs up rebellion in 676 B.C. and Assyrian king Esarhaddon dies enroute on his way back to Egypt.

Necho I and Taharka's nephew Tanutamon 672-664 B.C. battle it out over who controls Egypt after Assyrian king Ashur-banipal's troops defeat Egyptian king Taharka's army. Assyrian troops boot Tanutamon out of Egypt by 664 B.C. and Psamtik I is crowned the new king of Egypt. Psamtik I at the time of the Babylonian rebellion declares Egypt independent and Ashur-banipal primarily goal is to destroy Elam and sends no troops against Egypt.

(40)675-633 B.C. Ashur-banipal defeated the Egyptian Taharka in 672 B.C. and fights against Elamite kings Urtaki 682-671 B.C., Tempt-Humban- Inshushinak 671-661 B.C. and Humban-Haltash 656-652 B.C. Ashur-Uballit brother Shamash-Shum-Ukin rebels against him reigning at Babylon 675-655 B.C.

Apr 09, 2013
Assyrian Complete History
by: Lujack Skylark

(25)943-921 B.C. Ashur-Dan II defeats several Aramaen tribes and oppresse them.

(26)920-900 B.C. Assyrian king Adad-Nirari II goes on the offensive six times against the Aramaens and incorporates northern Babylon into the Assyrian empire.

Israel's king Ahab 921-899 B.C. built a House of Ivory. (1 Kings 22:39)

(27)899-893 B.C. Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta II receives tribute from the Aramaens living along the western trade route. Tukulti-Ninurta II receives inlaid IVORY furniture from Phoenicia.

(28)892-868 B.C. Assyrian king Ashur-Nasir-Pal loves to impale, behead or flay his captured prisoners. Assyria's first king to organize cavalry troops alongside infantry for the overkill effect.

(29)867-833 B.C. Assyrian king Shalmanesar III Monolith Inscription near Hamath, Syria states king Ahab united with Syria's king Ben-Hadad's coalition army and the Assyrians defeated them.
Our Bible states Benhadad was Ahab's enemy. (1 Kings 20:1-2, 1 Kings 20:20) Then the king Ben-Hadad came up against Ahab a second time. (1 Kings 20:26 and 1 Kings 20:30) the Syrian king fled again. And the Syrians would finally slay Ahab. (1 Kings 22:31-39)Assyrian Black Obelisk some say shows Israeli king Jehu paying Shalmanesar III tribute. Jehu reigned over Samaria 884-856 B.C.

How could Israel's king Ahab 921-899 B.C. fight against Assyrian king Shalmanesar III when Ahab's enemies were the Syrians and Ahab had died before Assyrian king Shalmanesar III came to the Assyrian throne?

(30)832-820 B.C. Assyrian king Shamshi-Adad asks Babylonian king Marduk-Zakir whose throne Shalmanesar III saved to help him put down a rebellion in Assyria. The Babylonian king only agrees to help after receiving many concessions.

(31)819-792 B.C. Assyrian king Adad-Nirari III reached Gaza but failed to take Damascus.

(32)791-781 B.C. Assyrian king Shalmanesar IV and Israel's king Jeroboam II 823-782 B.C. are contemporaries. There is a span of 12 years when there are no Israeli kings.

Israel's kings: 770-760 B.C. Menahem 760-758 B.C. Pekahiah 758-738 B.C. Pekah 738-729 B.C. Hoshea.

Judah's king Uzziah 809-757 B.C. (2 Kings 15:2)year 761 B.C. Uzziah is stricken with leprosy. The Bible says Jotham reigned for 20 years 761-741 B.C. (2 Kings 15:30) for Jotham took over his reign when he had leprosy but (2 Kings 15:33) shows Jotham had a 16 year reign from the time Uzziah died so Jotham reign = 757-741 B.C. and 2 Kings 16:1 says in Pekah's 17th year king Ahaz came to reign as king over Judah so its about 741-725 B.C. Ahaz reigned.

(33)780-763 B.C. Assyrian Ashur-Dan III is experiencing plagues in Assyria while Babylonian king Eriba-Murduk 809-770 B.C. is stricken with plague late in his reign and Judah's king Uzziah in 761 B.C. is stricken with leprosy.

(34)762-754 B.C. Assyrian king Ashur-Nirari 762-754 B.C. rule brings rapid decline in Assyria. Pul disposes this king and takes the name of Tiglath-Pilesar III.

Apr 09, 2013
Assyrian Complete History
by: Lujack Skylark

(13)1137-1099 B.C. Assyrian king Tiglath-Pilesar I a letter is written by Babylonian king Enlil-Nadin-Apal 1125-1122 B.C. stating hostility is brewing between the nations of Babylon and Assyria. Babylonian king Marduk-nadin-Ahe 1121-1104 B.C. attacks the Assyrian city of Ekallate after the Assyrian king came back from a fishing trip in Phoenicia after receiving a crocodile as tribute from Egyptian king Ramses XI 1157-1130 B.C. Egypt was impoverished as the Philistines 1039-1099 B.C. were oppressing Israel and the Phoenicians robbed Wenamun as he tried to reestablish trade with Byblos.

Assyrian king Tiglath-Pilessar I then captures the Babylonian cities of Dur-Kurigalzu, Sippar, Opis and Babylon and Marduk-nadin-Ahe simply vanishes.

Israel kings Saul 1099-1059 B.C. David 1059-1019 B.C. and Solomon 1019-979 B.C. reigns are protected from the Assyrians who are losing power to the Aramaens.

Babylon's king Marduk-Shapik-zeri 1103-1091 B.C. faces the Aramaens invading Babylon.

(14)1098-1096 B.C. Assyrian king Ashur-Apal-Ekur goes to war against the Aramaens. (15)Assyrian king Ashur-Bel-Kala's 1095-1078 B.C. daughter marries the Aramaen king Adad-Apal-Iddina 1090-1069 B.C. who took over Babylon while Marduk-Shapik-zeri was visiting Assyrian king Ashur-Bel-Kala. Israeli king Saul 1099-1059 B.C. battled against the Syrian Aramaens at Zobah. (1 Samuel 14:47)

(16)1077-1071 B.C. Prince Enlil-Rabi seizes power when Ashur-Bel-Kala is on his deathbed. The Assyrians have lost their independence. (17) 1070-1065 B.C. Assyrian king Eriba-Adad is another Aramaen puppet. Aramaen chieftains fight each other for the throne when Aramaen king Adad-Apal-Iddina dies. (18)1064-1059 B.C. Shamshi-Adad is able to open the northern trade route into Asia-Minor after winning several battles against Aramaen chieftains.

(19)1058-1040 B.C. Assyrian king Ashur-Nasir-Pal I is Tiglath-Pilesar's grandson who is very sick and only can defend Assyria's original border. King David 1059-1019 B.C. fought the Syrian Aramaen kings of Zobah. (2 Samuel 8:3-5)As the king Hadadezer went to recover his BORDER at the Euphrates. King David's action against the Aramaens may have saved the Assyrian king Ashur-Nasir-Pal I from falling from power.

(20)1039-1028 B.C. Assyrian king Shalmaneser II Assyrian merchants are having their worse crisis for the Aramaens are attacking Assyrian caravans and stealing everything not nailed down.

(21)1027-1022 B.C. Assyrian king Ashur-Nirari IV holds the Aramaen tribes at the Euphrates river.

(22)1021-981 B.C. Ashur-Rabi II takes an expedition north to Amanus. Aramaens drive the Assyrians from the Euphrates frontier.

(23)980-976 B.C. Assyrian king Ashur-Reshi reigns when the Aramaens conquer the land between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers driving Assyrian families from their homes.

(24)975-944 B.C. Assyrian king Tiglath-Pilesar II reign Aramaens settle at the Tigris river.

Apr 08, 2013
Assyrian Complete History
by: Lujack Skylark

Israeli judge Gideon 1258-1218 B.C. Judges 6:3-4 dealt with the starving children of the east (Syrians)who allied with the Midianites and Amalakites were eating Israel's food supplies. Gideon won victory over the Syrians in 1251 B.C. some six years later the Egyptians win complete victory over the Syrians in 1245 B.C.

Hittite king Suppiluliumas II 1267-1237 B.C. reign is somewhat peaceful until the Sea Peoples arrive destroying the Hittite empire in 1237 B.C.

(7)1246-1229 B.C. Ashur-Nadin-Apali (8)1228-1221 B.C. Ashur-Nirari III and (9)1220-1216 B.C. Enlil-Kudur-Usur all Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta sons submit to Babylonian Kassite king Adad-Shuma-Usur 1246-1214 B.C. reign. Enlil-Kudur-Usur rebels against the Babylonian Kassites and he is slain by Assyrian nobleman Ninurta-Apal-Ekur who worships Babylonian gods.

Egyptian king Ramses III 1245-1213 B.C. fights the Libyans in Egypt's delta and then the Sea Peoples attack Egypt in 1237 B.C. Ramses 8th year and the Sea People's bring down the Hittite empire. Ramses IV 1213-1207 B.C. dealt with the Egyptians who slew his father. Ramses V 1207-1203 B.C. worker strikes spread throughout Egypt. Ramses VI 1203-1193 B.C. Egyptian forces are withdrawn from Asia. Israel's judge Jair 1192-1170 B.C. built 30 cities. (Judges 10:3-4)

(10)1215-1202 B.C. Assyrian king Ninurta-Apal-Ekur and Babylonian Kassite king Meli-Shipak 1213-1197 B.C. become good friends and both Assyria and Babylon prosper.

(11)1201-1156 B.C. Ashur-Dan III in power Babylonian Kassite king Marduk-Apal-Iddina 1196-1182 B.C. is confronted by Elamite king Shutruk-Nahhunte 1206-1176 B.C. army. The Elamite king waits for Marduk-Apal-Iddina to die then attacks Babylonian king Zababa-Shuma-Iddina in 1181 B.C. dethroning him. The Assyrian king Ashur-Dan then takes over northern Babylon in 1179 B.C. The Kassites had rallied around Enlil-Nadin-Ahi 1180-1178 B.C. The Kassites put up a violent struggle. A few Kassites escape to their ancient homeland in the Zargos mountains but most Kassites die on the battlefield. Marduk-Kabit-Ahheshu 1179-1162 B.C. sets up a rebel government in Isin.

Elamite kings Shutrak-Nahhunte 1206-1176 B.C. Kutir-Nahhunte 1176-1171 B.C. and Shilitak-Inshushinak 1171-1141 B.C. all receive tribute from the Second Dynasty of Isin.

(12)1155-1138 B.C. Assyrian king Ashur-Reshi-Ishi. Isin's king Itti-Marduk-Balatu 1161-1154 B.C. while still under Elamite domination demands that Ashur-Reshi-Ishi give back a statue that Assyrian king Ashur-Dan I stole when he invaded Babylon. Prince Ninurta-Tukulti returns the statue and is never heard of again. Ninurta-Nadin-Shuma 1153-1148 B.C. reigns at Babylon. Elamite king Shilitak-Inshushinak 1171-1141 B.C. now demands that Ninurta-Nadin-Shuma give up the Babylon Murduk statue. Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar I 1147-1126 B.C. wins a smashing victory against the Elamites and their nation breaks up into petty kingdoms.

Apr 08, 2013
Assyrian Complete History
by: Lujack Skylark

1341-1323 B.C. Babylonian king Kadashman-Turga signed a humiliating treaty with Assyrian king Adad-Nirari I 1349-1315 B.C. Babylonian king Kadashman-Enlil II 1322-1306 B.C. gets a letter from Hittite king Hattusilas III 1330-1301 B.C. trying to goad the Babylonian king in a war against Assyrian king Adad-Nirari I.

(5)1314-1284 B.C. Assyrian king Shalmanesar I victory against the Hittites and the Assyrians victory against Mitanni king Shattura II 1314-1301 B.C. caused the Mitanni empire to fall. Babylonian king Kudur-Enlil 1305-1296 B.C. communications with Hittite king Tudhaliyas III 1301-1274 B.C. were cut. The Elamites then invade attack Babylonian king Shugarakti-Shuriash 1295-1282 B.C. army. Hittite king Tudhaliyas III grants the Amorites in Lebanon independence and some Amorites help him fight Assyrian king Shalmanesar I.

Jabin the Canaanite 1298-1278 B.C. using Hittite iron technology equipped with 900 iron chariots attacks Israel. (Judges 4:2-3)Deborah and Barak's 20th year 1278 B.C. they defeat Jabin the Canaanite.

(6)1283-1247 B.C. Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta defeats Hittite king Tudhaliyas III's army. Babylonian king Kashilashu IV 1281-1274 B.C army fights the pesky Elamite invaders but the Babylonians prove no match for Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta's brutal army. 1273-1266 B.C. the Assyrians control the Babylonian nation. 1266 B.C. the Assyrians leave pro-Assyrian Kadashman Harbe as king over the Kassite Babylonians. 1265-1262 B.C. Enlil-Nadin-Shumi killed Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta's puppet in Babylon. He requested the Elamites help. He was slain by the Assyrians. 1261-1255 B.C. Babylonian king Adad-Shuma-Iddina main army fled to other nations. The Elamite king Kidin-Khutran slays all top Kassite officials and the Elamites have direct control over Babylon 1254-1247 B.C.

1280-1268 B.C. Egyptian king Merneptah I is fighting the Libyans in Egypt's delta. Merneptah I also mentions "Israel destroyed her seed not" on the Merneptah Stele. 1274-1267 B.C. Hittite king Arunwandas III receives grain shipments from Egyptian king Merneptah I since the starving Syrians fleeing Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta I's army were raiding the Hittite food supplies.

Starving Syrians arrived in Egypt's delta aboard ships causing unrest in Egypt during Egyptian king Amenmesses reign 1268-1263 B.C. Egyptian king Seti II 1263-1258 B.C. marries a Syrian woman. Merneptah II 1258-1251 B.C. the cripple boy king some Egyptian historians believe was part Syrian. 1251-1249 B.C. Queen Tausert had an affair with her Syrian butler Bay. 1249-1247 B.C. the Syrian Irsu seized the Egyptian government 1247-1245 B.C. Setnakht Ramses III's father ran the Syrians out of Egypt before he died.

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