|King Sargon II’s prism commemorating his founding |
of his capital city, Dur-Sharrukin (Korsabad).
Used with permission of OIM.
|Reproduction of the stone panel from the |
Palace of Sargon II (710-705 BC) in Khorsabad, Iraq.
Courtesy of the OIM. Original in the British Museum
The Sargon Annals state:
“The city of Samaria I besieged, I took; 27,280 of its inhabitants I carried away; fifty chariots that were among them I collected.”3.
The Bible states:
In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria, and he carried the Israelites away to Assyria and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes (2 Kgs 17:6 ESV).Footnotes
- 1. Victor Harold Matthews, Don C. Benjamin, Old Testament parallels: laws and stories from the ancient Near East. Paulist Press, 2006, 185-88.
- 2. Olmstead, A. T. "The Text of Sargon's Annals.” The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures 47 No. 4 (1931), 259-80.
- 3. Zénaïde Alexeïevna Ragozin, The Story of Assyria from the Rise of the Empire to the Fall of Nineveh (New York, N.Y.: Putnam’s Sons, 1893), 247.
- Layard, A. H. Nineveh and its Remains-1, vol. 2. London, J. Murray, 1849. PDF