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Riassunto: At the turn of the eighth century B.C., a mighty Assyrian army entered Judah and fought its way to the very gates of Jerusalem, poised, the prophet Isaiah warned, to "smash the city as easily as someone hurling a clay pot against the wall." But the assault never came; instead, the Assyrian army turned and fled, an event that has been called the Deliverance of Jerusalem. Whereas biblical accounts attribute the Assyrian retreat to divine intervention, journalist Henry Aubin offers an explanation that is miraculous in its own light: the siege was broken by the arrival of an army from Kushite Egypt--an army, that is, made up of black Africans. These Kushites figured in historical texts, Aubin continues, until the late 19th century, when racist scholars expunged them from the record--a process that, Aubin observes, coincided with the European conquest and colonization of Africa. The Kushite intervention assured the survival of the Hebrew people, Aubin asserts, and it deserves to be acknowledged anew. Well-written and carefully developed, Aubin's argument will doubtless excite discussion.
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The bible as history: how africans preserved monotheism.
In the summer of 701 B.C. Jerusalem faced a siege from Assyrian forces that had razed countless walled cities, pillaging and looting them, dispersing the defeated populations to distant places, and torturing the leaders to death. Had the city perished, the small and fragile Hebrew society would have been severely damaged and the world denied its seminal influence. Judaism's principal offshoots, Christianity and Islam, would not have arisen.
Only one monarch responded to Jerusalem's plea for help -- Shebitku, the Kushite who ruled Egypt as pharaoh of the twenty-fifth dynasty. He dispatched an army of Kushites, black Africans of the sub-Sahara, to challenge the invaders and save the Hebrew capital.
Henry T. Aubin graduated from Harvard and studied history at the University of Strassburg, Germany. He covered Washington for the Philadelphia Bulletin and The Washington Post before joining the Montreal Gazette.
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Descrizione libro NY. 2002. Soho Press, 2002. grey & black hardbound 8vo. 8º (octavo). dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. vg cond. binding square & tight. rear cover has 1" watermark spot. edges have a few faint spots. tiny nick in foredge of 1/2 title pg. otherwise contents free of markings. dustwrapper in near fine cond. faint spot on the rear, not torn or price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings or store stamps, no stickers or bookplates, no names, no inking , no underlining, no remainder markings etc ~. first edition. first printing ( NAP). illustrated endpaper maps. decorative 1/2 title, frontis. & title pg. xxiii+421p. chronology. endnotes. author index. biblical citation index. subject index. ancient history. biblical history. biblical studies. ancient literature. history of egypt. old testament studies. judaism. ancient israel. ~ IN 701 BC, Assyria's powerful army laid siege to Jerusalem. Engaged in a long campaign of conquest, it had already pillaged forty~six judean towns and cities, torturing and executing the leaders, then exiling the defeated inhabitants. Jerusalem was the last and largest prize. Something happened. Instead of completing the attack, the invaders hastily abandoned their siege works, leaving the City of David intact. Why? The Bible credits divine intervention in the form of an angel. Modern scholars have speculated that plague spread through the ranks of the Assyrian forces and caused them to break off the assault. The hasty retreat of this mighty army remains one of history's most enduring mysteries. It is also one of its great turning points ~the Deliverance of Jerusalem. But by whom? Centuries before the Hebrews' concept of one God took final form, before Christ, before Mohammed, Jerusalem~encircled by war apparatus~was poised on the brink of annihilation. Had it succumbed, Judaism might never have arisen, nor Christianity, nor Islam. This ground~breaking account concludes that in the eighth century BC a Pharaoh of Egypt's 25th Dynasty dispatched an army of Kushites, black Africans like himself, to do battle with the Assyrians. Its archers, infantrymen, cavalry and charioteers were descendants of the oldest black civilizations of the Nubian sub~Sahara and a formidable force. A second mystery is why Western scholars ignored the well~documented Kushite~Hebrew alliance, the Kushites' celebrated military prowess, and their role at this most pivotal historical moment. The Rescue of Jerusalem demonstrates the deliberateness with which this was obfuscated by Europeans with imperialist designs. The Rescue of Jerusalem is a thrilling history, a stirring political analysis of the ancient world, and an indictment of those who bent the historical record to accommodate their own biases and geopolitical ambitions. JACKET PHOTO: Bas~relief of Nubian archers, funerary temple of Mentuhotep II at Deyr el~Bahri, 21st century BC. Codice libro della libreria 2071701
Descrizione libro Soho Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021569472750
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