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King Jehu's Tribute

'Just Stories?' #09

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In 1846 Henry Austin Layard discovered a beautiful black obelisk in Nimrud (modern Iraq). This obelisk dates to around 825 BC - the time of king Shalmaneser III of the Assyrians. There is a reference to the Israelite king Jehu inscribed on it. The Assyrians were enemies of the Israelites, and the obelisk shows the Israelites paying tribute to Shalmaneser. This inscription is a confirmation from the archaeological record that Jehu was a real historical person. (See 2 Kings chapters 9 and 10 in the Bible).

With Dr. Chris Sinkinson, lecturer in Old Testament and Apologetics at Moorlands college.

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