Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Samaria Trumps "Palestine"

According to the book reviewed here, Samerina (Samaria) was one of the two Assyrian-conquered districts of the subjugated, since 740 BCE, former Monarchy of Israel.

A Jewish region.

That's more ancient than "Palestine".



Assyrian cuneiform states that 27,290 captives were taken from Samaria, the capital of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, by the hand of Sargon II.Sargon records his first campaign on the walls of the royal palace at Dur-Sharrukin (Khorsabad):
In my first year of reign *** the people of Samaria *** to the number of 27,290 ... I carried away.
Fifty chariots for my royal equipment I selected. The city I rebuilt. I made it greater than it was before.



Anonymous said...

Samaria, by definition, was not "jewish" but israelite. Jewish means judean.

YMedad said...

Fret not.

The same Jews that populated Judea, also populated Samaria - and other regions of Eretz-Yisrael.