Concordia Theological Monthly

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egypt, syria, assyria, babylonia, hebrews, israel, palestine, sumerian, damascus, hammurabi, judah

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Ancient Palestine served as a bridge over which passed traders and armies from Egypt on the one hand and from Babylonia and Assyria on the other; and thus the Hebrews repeatedly came in contact with the peoples of the Nile and of the Tigris-Euphrates. These contacts were chiefly of a political, commercial, social, and religious nature. In the present paper it is not our aim to offer a comprehensive treatment of all of them; we shall rather turn aside from all the other phases and focus our attention on the political relations of God's chosen race with the people of Assyria and Babylonia.


History of Christianity

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2 Kings 8:7; 2 Kings 15:19; 2 Kings 15:29; 2 Chronicles 28:20; 2 Kings 17:3-6; 2 Kings 18:9-11;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars