By Dr. Johnson C. Philip
Whereas you may detect archeological artifacts, reading them isn't really continually that straightforward. additionally, artifacts want a lot ancient historical past to interpret them. hence written fabric is of serious significance in archeology.
This quantity deals a decide on examine the various vital inscriptions that experience a bearing upon biblical archeology. a number of vital discoveries were left during this quantity as they are going to be coated intimately within the following couple of volumes.
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How does one interpret them. Do we interpret them as burial as part of human sacrifice? What justification can we give for such a deduction. This can also be the burial site for children who fell victims of, say smallpox. Since no flesh is preserved, all traces of smallpox, or plague or any other fatal disease, would almost be non-existent. Since children are buried in many civilizations in ways different from the way adults are buried, this is a definite possibility in times of plague. A very interesting example from India comes to my mind.
Tiglath-Pileser III’s conquests and reforms led to the establishment of the Neo-Assyrian Kingdom as a true empire. He built a royal palace in Nimrud (the so-called "central palace") later to be dismantled by Esarhaddon. On the sculptured slabs decorating his palace, across the bas-reliefs depicting his military achievements, he had engraved his royal annals. On his death, he was succeeded by his son Ululayu, who took the name Shalmaneser V, who further campaigned in the Levant and captured Samaria.
The Importance Of Written Documents: A person contemporary with a society, and an integral part of it, is the best one to tell us the story of that civilization. No amount of deduction and speculation by people removed several millennia from him can be as accurate or as authentic as his statement. Except for the twentieth century, writing material has never been as abundant in any other time in human history. Even in the twenty-first century, paper is not easily accessible to a large segment of population.
Biblical Archeology: Important Inscriptions by Dr. Johnson C. Philip