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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

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Shamshi-Adad conducted in all five campaigns in Babylonia and Chaldaea, which he completely subdued, penetrating as far as the shores of the Persian Gulf. In the end he took prisoner the new king, Bau-akh-iddina, the successor of Marduk-balatsu-ikbi, and transported him to Assyria, and offered up sacrifices as the overlord of the ancient land at Babylon, Borsippa, and Cuthah. For over half a century after this disaster Babylonia was a province of Assyria. During that period, however, the influence which it exercised over the Assyrian Court was so great that it contributed to the downfall of the royal line of the Second Empire.



[428] Finn and His Warrior Band, pp. 245 et seq. (London, 1911).
[429] Also rendered Ashur-na'sir-pal.
[430] A History of the Babylonians and Assyrians, G.S. Goodspeed, p. 197.
[431] Discoveries at Nineveh, Sir A.H. Layard (London, 1856), pp. 55, 56.
[432] "Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem." Solomon's Song, vi, 4.
[433] 2 Chronicles, xii, 15.
[434] 1 Kings, xiv, 1-20.
[435] Ibid., 21-3.
[436] 2 Chronicles, xii, 1-12.
[437] 2 Chronicles, xiii, 1-20.
[438] Ibid., xiv, 1-6.
[439] 1 Kings, xv, 25-6.
[440] 1 Kings, xv, 16-7.
[441] Ibid., 18-9.
[442] Ibid., 20-2.
[443] 1 Kings, xvi, 9-10.
[444] Ibid., 15-8.
[445] Ibid., 21-2.
[446] Micah, vi, 16.
[447] 1 Kings, xvi, 29-33.
[448] Ibid., xviii, 1-4.
[449] 1 Kings, xx.
[450] Ibid., xxii, 43.
[451] 2 Chronicles, xviii, 1-2.
[452] 1 Kings, xxii and 2 Chronicles, xviii.
[453] 1 Kings, xxii, 48-9.
[454] 1 Kings, viii.
[455] 2 Kings, ix and 2 Chronicles, xxii.
[456] 2 Kings, viii, 1-15.
[457] The Old Testament in the Light of the Historical Records and Legends of Assyria and Babylonia, pp. 337 et seq.
[458] 2 Kings, x, 32-3.
[459] Ibid., 1-31.
[460] 2 Kings, xi, 1-3.
[461] 2 Chronicles, xxii, 10-12.
[462] 2 Chronicles, xxiii, 1-17.
[463] 2 Kings, xiii, 1-5.

Chapter XVIII. The Age of Semiramis

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