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51. Assyria and the End of the Late Bronze Age [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... people of My curse, to judgement." (Isaiah 34:5) On Velikovsky's own dates, the Sword God motifs at Yazilikaya are over 150 years too late, a most puzzling anomaly. On Glasgow chronology, however, they fit perfectly into the time of the Mars catastrophes. Not only is the eighth century the century of Isaiah, Homer, Romulus, and, on Glasgow chronology, Ramses II and Hattusilis III, it is also the time of Tiglath-Pileser III, Sargon and Sennacherib, the great conquerors of the Assyrian Empire. Like young Rome, the Assyrians worshipped the planet Mars- as Nergal, stormer of walls, bringer of victories. Before the time of upheaval, Assyria had been in relative obscurity for the best part of a century, after the reign of Shalmaneser III. At first held off by king Ahab of Israel and his allies in Syria and the Levant at the Battle of Karkar, Shalmaneser later reached the Mediterranean and exacted tribute from Jehu, king of Israel (c.850-840 BC, on Thiele's chronology). But it ...
52. A Further Response to Marvin Luckerman [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... My revision of Late Bronze Age dates brings these tombs down to the late 8th century B.C., while the compression of the Iron Age which I propose places most of the Cyprus examples in the 7th century B.C. (to which some are dated already). There is no question of a gap of 500 years here. Many other 500-year anomalies are similarly removed, and I know of none which remain outstanding. Further articles in preparation for SIS Review will illustrate this. Mr. Luckerman's final remark, concerning the Egyptian and Assyrian criteria used in dating the Late Bronze and Iron Ages respectively, overlooks the fact that some important Assyrian criteria have themselves been wrongly dated. I have in mind especially the pottery known as Assyrian Palace Ware, which has been commonly dated to the late 8th century in Palestine and Syria, but which appears in contexts post-dating 612 B.C. in Assyria itself. This is further discussed in my Glasgow paper, along with other evidence for a drastic shortening of the Iron Age. If Mr. Luckerman proposes extending the Iron Age back ...
53. Some Notes on the Revised Chronology (part two) [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 3 No 3 (Jan 1981) Home¦ Issue Contents Some Notes on the Revised Chronology (part two) Lester J. Mitcham 7). Velikovsky has not yet published his views on the problem of the 14th century Ashuruballit I being a correspondent of the 9th century Amarna Pharaohs (see Peter James: "Some Notes on the Ashuruballit Problem", SIS REVIEW IV:I, p.18-22- Ed.). Courville, in noting a genealogical discrepancy involved in accepting the 14th century Assyrian king of this name as the author of these letters, breaks off in his quote from Luckenbill, just short of the explanation regarding Assur-nadin-ahe. The placement of this king in relationship to Ashuruballit is clarified by Poebel, whereas if we accept Courville's proposal that Ashuruballit may have been "a prince son of Shalmaneser III" then we have no Assur-nadin-ahe anywhere in his immediate ancestry. Velikovsky sees the Babylonian Burnaburiash as the "alter ego of Shalmaneser the Assyrian"- a most unlikely explanation, in view of Shalmaneser's own archives and Burnaburiash's request ...
54. Recent Developments in Near Eastern Archaeology [SIS C&C Review $]
... . 600 BC should be redated to the first half of the 4th century BC, i.e. the troubled times in the late Persian period. An important test for this point of view is a new inscription discovered at Ekron in Philistia [New York Times, 23/7/96. Aside from confirming the identification of Tel Miqne as Ekron, it names the kings Padi and his son Achish (not the earlier Achish, king of Gath, from David's time) of the early 7th century BC who are both known from Assyrian inscriptions (assuming that Assyrian Ikansu can be equated with Achish). As far as I can deduce from the newspaper report, the block came from Field 4 of Stratum IC, which is conventionally dated to the 7th century, and it would therefore appear to confirm the conventional chronology. Full publication is intended in Autumn 1996; a key question will be: was it in its original stratum or was it in a position that suggested its reuse as a building stone at some point after Achish's time? Near Eastern Destruction Datings ...
55. A Return to the Two Sargons and Their Successors [Aeon Journal $]
... merely the chronologically misplaced conquest of southern Mesop-otamia by the Assyrians in -700. Thus, according to him, Sargon of Akkad would really have been Sargon of Assyria. Lugalzagesi, whom Sargon of Akkad vanquished, would have been the alter-ego of Merodach-Baladan whom Sargon of Assyria vanquished. This also meant that the monarchs who succeeded Sargon of Akkad would only have been the shadows of the monarchs who succeeded Sargon of Assyria. Thus the careers of the Akkadian kings Manishtusu, Naram-Sin, and Shar-kali-sharri would have been the same as those of the Assyrian kings Sennacherib, Esarhaddon, and Ashurbanipal. [1 In an attempt to test this hypothesis, Charles Ginenthal compared the pertinent portion of Akkadian history with the Assyrian and what he unearthed in a quick exploration [2 convinced him of the validity of Heinsohn's proposal. Although Ginenthal's findings were circulated privately, Heinsohn was quick to incorporate some of them into his growing list of parallels. Calling Heinsohn's hypothesis "brilliant," Martin Sieff was also of the opinion that it "received dramatic support from Charles Ginenthal of New York in his ...
56. The Might that was Assyria (Review) [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History VIII:1 (Jan 1986) Home¦ Issue Contents The Might that was Assyria (Review) H.W.F. SAGGS Reviewed by Herbert A. Storck Professor Saggs' The Might that was Assyria (London: Sidgwick& Jackson, 1984, 340 pp., $29.95 U.S.) at long last fulfills the need for a readable English survey of ancient Assyrian history and society. The author's enthusiasm for the subject, as communicated in the preface, is also refreshing. Saggs notes that uniquely Assyrian accomplishments are glossed over in historical and cultural surveys that deal with Sumerians and Babylonians. While the Assyrians certainly clothed themselves in Sumerian and Babylonian tradition, they also wore vestments of their own design, a fact this book makes very clear. The author begins his survey with an outline of geography and climate. He compares and contrasts Assyrian with Sumerian geography, noting each area's overall unity, in spite of obvious diversity. However, what is not treated adequately are the reasons for the individual political development of Assyria and Sumer. ...
57. Rejoinder to Velikovsky [Pensee]
... this way through written records found in some of the strata, through carbon-14 dating, or through evidence linking various strata with the remains of some other society for which the exact dates are known (1). "If archaeological chronology has been based on texts which it turns out were dated incorrectly, then the absolute dates for the stratigraphical sequence of a country may be affected, but the validity of the sequence itself will not be.... the evidence from Palestine indicates that it was earlier than the time of the Assyrian Empire and the Palestinian Iron Age with which Velikovsky attempted to synchronize it." Literary evidence is extremely important in archaeological dating, but it should not be used in the way Velikovsky proposes. It is not acceptable methodology to simply compare literary accounts and if they seem similar, to declare them contemporaneous regardless of their archaeological contexts. This is what Velikovsky does, for example, when on the basis of supposed similarities in the names and events recounted in biblical texts and the Amarna letters he asserts that the Amarna texts belong to ...
58. On The Merits of the Revised Chronologies [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... the conventional order of Egyptian dynasties- came the Rohl and James attempt [the "New Chronology" which rejects even more of the well-documented Revised Chronology and which can only be followed next by a full return to the Conventional Chronology. Both the Glasgow Chronology and the New Chronology rest on much weaker ground than the Conventional Chronology, which in turn is clearly inferior to the Revised Chronology. If we are going to insist on all problems being solved before accepting a chronological framework, we will have no chronological framework. Regarding the possible Assyrian origin of the Libyan dynasties, both the Akkadian sounding names of the Libyans and the fact that the Assyrian queen Sammuramat (who is supposed to have conquered Egypt) reigned at just the right time to have initiated the "Libyan" dynasties, point to some Assyrian connection. Perhaps Sammuramat installed the Libyan descendents of Buyuwawa as Assyrian vassal-rulers of Egypt and they used "Assyrian-style" throne names in recognition of this. Or perhaps not. In any case, Mr Rohl's attempt to "put [Mr Sweeney straight" regarding the ...
59. New Proposals for a Downdating of the Egyptian New Kingdom (Part II) [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... a downdating of Ramesses 11- this appears to be a general problem, e.g. in epigraphy and pottery chronology. 53 But in spite of what appear to be a good number of advantages, there is an important possible objection to a c.1008 dating (or any major downdating) of year 67 of Ramesses II. This difficulty arises, in part, from an apparent synchronism between the Hittite king Tudhalias IV (accession: in or soon after year 42 of Ramesses II; here, in or soon after c.1033) and an Assyrian king, Shalmaneser. 54 An identification of the latter with Shalmaneser I (c.1263-1234)-- which could fit well with the usual dating of year 42 of Ramesses II to 1238-- seems to be strongly supported by the occurrence of many other ca. 14th-13th c. Mesopotamian royal names (RN's) in various late Dyn. 18-Dyn. 19 period Egyptian and Hittite texts (generally in pieces of diplomatic correspondence). 55 However, this natural interpretation would generate tremendous conflict between various late Dyn. 18-Dyn. 19 period ...
60. Assyria and Hanigalbat: Texte und Studien zur Orientalistik</i> (Review) [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History XI:1 (Jan 1989) Home¦ Issue Contents BOOK REVIEW Assyria and Hanigalbat: Texte und Studien zur Orientalistik (Review) By Amir Harrak Reviewed by Herbert A. Storck Once in a long while comes a book that breaks new ground in convincing fashion. Such is the book by Amir Harrak entitled Assyria and Hanigalbat (Hildesheim: Olms Verlag, 1987). In this now published and revised Ph.D. thesis Harrak brings together a vast amount of Middle Assyrian material and recent research. He takes up the history of the Middle Assyrian monarchs and their relationships with the kings of the land of Hanigalbat and the Hittites. His synthesis displays a tremendous degree of maturity and historical depth. In addition, he has mapped out the historical issues and sources in a single highly readable volume. His labors will save many scholars an enormous amount of time in research and documentation. And as it is readily available it will serve as a standard reference work for many years to come. Harrak begins his work by considering the merits ...
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