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Bibil Identifier bibil:247267
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Hezekiah And The Assyrian Spies
Title (English, ) Reconstruction Of The Neo-Assyrian Intelligence Services And Its Significate For 2 Kings 18-19
Author Dubovský, Peter
Series Biblica et Orientalia (Volume: 49)
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 39794
Place 221.09
Publishing house Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico
Place Roma
ISBN 88-7653-352-4
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xvii Pages
308 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Among the well-preserved ancient archives in Niniveh and Nimrud there are many cuneiform tablets which reveal the existence of secret service networks used by the Assyrian court to communicate with provincial officials during the 8th and the 7th century B.C. Using this vast material the author shows in great detail how the Assyrians collected, transmitted, and double-checked sensitive information. This study also includes an in-depth analysis of the activities of the Assyrian espionage involved in Sennacherib's invasion of Judah described in 2 Kgs 18-19. This fascinating book casts new light on the political situation and intrigues reflected in the biblical passage. Peter Dubovsky studied biblical exegesis at the Pontifical Biblical Institute (SSL., 1999) and at Harvard Divinity School (Th. D., 2005). Currently he teaches old testament exegesis and hebrew at the Theological Faculty of Trnava University in Bratislava.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Assyria : History and Civilization : 1st millennium
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Assyria : Archaeology : 1st millennium
Pericopes 2 Kings 18,1-19,37
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