The History of Esarhaddon


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Author  King Of Assyria Esarhaddon Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge Esarhaddon
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   June 23, 2012
Pages  176

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Sennacherib so well known on account of the boastfulness and pride so vividly portrayed in every word. The commencement, Thus saith the great king, the King of Assyria, is the oft-repeated formula beginning all the inscriptions of this monarch. We can quite understand such a king asking, Where are the gods of Hamath and of Arpad? who are they among all the gods of the countries, that the Lord should deliver Jerusalem out of mine hand? for he frequently boasts, the gods of his country I carried off, I spoiled. The sway of Esarhaddon was, however, milder, and although he warred as much as the king his father, who went before, yet he exhibits many signs of gentleness, and it is evident that he tried to pacify all those subjects that successful warfare had allowed him to conquer. It must be clear to all how valuable are the cuneiform inscriptions that give us the history of this monarch. The Bible mentions him but three times by name; he is alluded to once. Esarhaddon's son, Assur-bani-pal, was the literary king par excellence, and he records of himself that Nebo and Tasmit gave him broad ears, and his seeing eyes regarded the engraved characters of the tablets, the secrets of Nebo, the literature of the library, as much as is suitable, on tablets I wrote, I engraved, I explained, and for the inspection of my subjects in the midst of my palace I placed (W.A.I, iv. pl. 55). The following is his full and interesting account of his subjection of Tirhakah, King of Egypt and Cush, translated from the large decagon cylinder containing the Annals of Assur 2 Kings xix. 37; Isaiah xxxvii. 38; Ezra iv. 2. 2 Chron. xxxiii. 11. About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology. Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint

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