The Jewish historian Josephus in the book works of Josephus by William Whiston page 68 shows it was princess Thermuthis who drew Moses out of the water. (Exodus 2:5-10) Thurmuthis was from the Tuthmosis family and we know the princess name as Hatshepsut who would become the most powerful queen in Egyptian history and her father was Tuthmosis I who wanted Hebrew male babies to be killed. (Exodus 1:15-22)
At queen Hatshepsut's temple at Deir el-Bahari on a bas-relief Hatshepsut is seen holding a male baby. Hatshepsut produced no male children. The male child was Moses.
Queen Hatshepsut reigned for the sickly Tuthmosis II and Tuthmosis III was the pharoah of the Exodus we discover by 1Kings 6:1 and also there was 521 years from the Exodus to Rehoboam's 5th year 1 Kings 14:25 and all 521 years are covered by the Egyptians reign of years showing us before Amenhotep II the Exodus pharoah was Tuthmosis III who had conquered the Middle-East from the Nile to the Euphrates river yet lost his army in the Red Sea. Moses birth 1575 B.C. Exodus 1495 B.C.
Egyptian History in those 521 years 1495-974 B.C. The 40 years when Israel was in the wilderness. Amenhotep II 24 years Thutmose IV 9 years and Amenhotep III 7th year Joshua destroys Jericho= 40 years. Hebrews were in the wilderness 1495-1455 B.C.
All Egyptian years given in solo years of reign. Amenhotep II is listed as 26 years yet reigned alone for 24 years.
Amenhotep II 1495-1471 B.C. the Amorites rebelled against Egypt twice in Syria testing the Egyptian army. Perhaps the Amorites in Syria heard about the miracle at the Red Sea like the Amorite/Canaanites at Jericho heard about the miracle and the news then spread. (Joshua 2:2 and Joshua 2:10) The east wind parting the Red Sea (Exodus 14:21) likely caused a sandstorm in Egypt burying the Sphinx. Prince Thutmose had a dream if he cleared the sand from the Sphinx he would become the next king of Egypt and so it came to be true.
Tuthmosis IV 1471-1462 B.C. he married a Mitanni princess as the Mitanni and the Egyptians became allies against the Hittites.
Amenhotep III 1462-1424 B.C. Joshua destroys Jericho in 1455 B.C. Tel-Amarna letters written to Amenhotep III by Amorite kings in Canaan state the Haribu (Hebrews) had invaded Canaan and in the graves of people buried at Jericho after Jericho's destruction were found Amenhotep III's scarabs. No Akenaton's scarabs were found so Amenhotep III was the last king Jericho had trade with before Jericho was destroyed. Joshua cursed the city of Jericho. (Joshua 6:26) Jericho was rebuilt some 600 years later under Israel king Ahab. (1 Kings 16:30-34) Thus for 600 years no Egyptian king had trade with Jericho thus proving Amenhotep III was the Egyptian king reigning when Joshua destroyed Jericho.
Akenaton 1424-1407 B.C. was a mere prince when the sun stood still in the sky for almost 24 hours. (Joshua 10:12-14) Mesopatamian king Tushratta was Chushan-rishathaim in (Judges 3:8) Akenaton collected tribute from Assyrian king Ashur-Uballit 1413-1376 B.C. Babylon's king Burnaburiash 1428-1399 B.C. Mitanni king Tushratta 1445-1406 B.C. and Hittite king Suppiluliumas I 1428-1392 B.C. Israel's Judge Othniel defeated Chushan-rishathaim forces in 1410 B.C.
Semenkare 1407-1406 B.C. Egyptians are reopening all their temples to their various gods for Akenaton had outlawed all Egyptian gods but the solar sun god.
Tutankhamen 1406-1396 B.C. the Hittites emerge as victors over the Mitanni. General Horemheb goes to war against Hittite king Suppiluliumas I's army. Tutankhamen would died at age 19 of malaria. Tut's widow Ankhesenamun wants the war to stop between Egypt and the Hittites and asks Hittite king Suppiluliumas I if she could marry one of his sons so the Hittite king sends her his youngest son Zannanza.
Ay 1396-1392 B.C. Ay seizes the Egyptian throne and Ankhesenamun disappears from Egyptian history. Ay had Hittite king Suppiluliumas son its rumored slain before the Hittite prince Zannanza reached the Egyptian border. Hittite king Suppiluliumas I captured many Egyptian soldiers and these Egyptian prisoners of war had malaria. Suppiluliumas I died of malaria.
1392-1361 B.C. Horemheb tries erasing all these Egyptian kings Akenaton,Semenkare,Tutankhamen and Ay from all Egyptian records. Hittite king Arunwandas II 1392-1391 B.C. dies of malaria. Israel Judge Othniel lives in peace. Horemheb skirmishes with Hittite king Mursilas II 1391-1363 B.C. troops in Asia but makes no progress.
Ramses I 1361-1360 B.C. an old Egyptian general who had no impact on Egyptian history.
Seti I 1360-1347 B.C. defeated the Shasu (Moabites) near Beth-Shean right after Judge Ehud slew Moabite king Eglon (Judges 3:17-23 & Judges 3:29) Judge Ehud's men slew 10,000 Moabites. The Hebrews lived in the mountains and not at Beth-Shean at this time in history. Hittite king Muwatallis 1363-1337 B.C. battles against Seti I's army and neither side wins.
Ramses II 1347-1280 B.C. fifth year in 1342 B.C. fights Hittite king Muwatallis forces at the battle of Qadesh in Syria. Hittite captured spies mislead the Egyptians and Ramses II lines are broken. Luckily another regiment of Egyptian soldiers from the coast were arriving to battle the Hittites and this war also ended in a draw as Egyptians withdrew from the battlefield shortly afterwards but in Egypt the Egyptian army claimed victory. Hittite king Mursilas III 1337-1330B.C. reigned seven years then his uncle Hattusilas III dethrones him. Hittite king Hattusilas III 1330-1301 B.C. gives his daughter in marriage to Ramses II in Ramses II 34th year in 1313 B.C. and Ramses II gives Lebanon to the Hittites as a wedding present. Assyrian king Shalmaneser I 1314-1284 B.C. goes to war against the Hittites. Hittite king Tudhaliyas III 1301-1274 B.C. wants an alliance with the Amorites in Cyprus and the Amorites in Lebanon. The Hittites had iron chariots. Jabin the Amorite/Canaanite then invades Israel with 900 iron chariots. (Judges 4:2-3)
Merneptah I 1280-1268 B.C. states Israel destroyed her seed not refers to the Amorite/Canaanite Jabin's oppression of Israel and Judges Deborah and Barack's victory. (Judges 4:3) Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta 1283-1247 B.C. drove the Syrians into the Hittite empire and the Syrians migrated to Lebanon, Israel and Egypt. Merneptah I sends Hittite king Arunwandas III 1274-1267 B.C. emergency food supplies.
Amenmesses 1268-1263 B.C. Syrians forced out of their homes in Syria by Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta immigrate to Egypt.
Seti II 1263-1258 B.C. dethrones Amenmesses and marries a Syrian woman.
Merneptah II 1258-1251 B.C. an Egyptian crippled boy king of part Syrian orgin.
Queen Tausert 1251-1249 B.C. Judge Gideon defeats the children of the East (Judge 6:3 Easterners are Syrians) in 1251B.C. Queen Tausert has an affair with her Syrian butler Bay.
Irsu 1249-1247 B.C. was a Syrian who took over Egypt and desecrated Egyptian temples.
Setnakht 1247-1245 B.C. drove the Syrians out of Egypt.
Ramses III 1245-1213 B.C. Fights the Libyans in 1240 B.C. The Sea People's in 1237 B.C. The Philistines in 1235 B.C. and raids an Amorite base in Lebanon stealing 2,000,000 in gold in 1233 B.C. Late in his reign Ramses III harem conspires against him and try to murder him. There is anarchy in both Egypt and Israel. Abimelech 1218-1215 B.C. declares himself king of Israel after slaying his 70 half brothers. (Judges 9:18-23) Hittite empire falls when Hittite king Suppiluliumas II 1267-1237 B.C. reigns and the Sea People's were stopped by Ramses III in his 8th year in 1237 B.C. Sea People's took over Mediteranean coastal cities cutting off Egyptian trade and Egyptian society began to decline.
Ramses IV 1213-1207 B.C. sent a workforce of 8400 men to work and police the area at Wadi Hammamat to secure fine stones for statues.
Ramses V 1207-1203 B.C. suffered from smallpox. Workers stopped digging his tomb for fear of the enemy. Social unrest spreads through Egypt.
Ramses VI 1203-1193 B.C. withdrew all Egyptian troops from Asia. Judge Jair then builds Israel's first cities some 30 cities all total. (Judges 10:3-4)
Ramses VII 1193-1192 B.C. Food prices begin to rise in Egypt.
Ramses VIII 1192-1185 B.C. Everywhere there is social unrest in Egypt.
Ramses IX 1185-1166 B.C. Stability begins to return to Egypt.
Ramses X 1166-1157 B.C. Philistines and Ammon oppresses Israel. The land trade route is closed to Syria. Judge Jephthah defeats the Phisitines and Ammon in 1152 B.C. some 300 years after the Hebrews had settled the land in dispute. (Judges 11:26) 1452-1152 B.C. Joshua destroyed Jericho in 1455 B.C.
Ramses XI 1157-1130 B.C. Wenamun is sent to Byblos to establish trade and he is robbed. The Philistines oppress Israel 1139-1099 B.C.
Smendes 1130-1103 B.C. Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser I 1137-1099 B.C. conquers all the lands from Assyria to Byblos. Smendes can't afford to send Tiglath-Pileser gold so Smendes sends the Assyrian king a crocodile as tribute. The Assyrian king its rumored caught a whale off the Phoenician coast. Smendes reign Egyptians go to war against Thebes trying to obtain wealth the city of Thebes has hoarded.
Neferkhres 1103-1099 B.C. Civil war still rages around Thebes.
Psusennes I 1099-1049 B.C. is quite rich for he married a daughter of a priest and the Egyptian priesthood controlled 85% of Egypt's wealth. King Saul reigns over Israel 1099-1059 B.C. King Saul had just a crown and a bracelet when he died. (2 Samuel 1:10) Psusennes I tomb revealed he died a rich man. Egyptians were sold into slavery during Psusennes I reign. (1 Samuel 30:11-15) The Egyptians were also mercenaries. (1 Chronicles 11:22-24) King David reigned 1059-1019 B.C. David reigned in Hebron 7 years 1059-1052 B.C. and the Egyptian mercenary was killed in Psusennes I reign.
Amenmope 1049-1040 B.C. not much known about Amenmope except he wasn't as rich as Psusennes I according to artifacts found in his tomb.
Osokhor 1040-1034 B.C. nothing is known about Osokhor.
Siamun 1034-1014 B.C. his daughter marries King Solomon 1019-979 B.C. Siamun burns down the Philistine city of Gezer as a wedding present for king Solomon. (1 Kings 9:16)
Psusennes II 1014-995 B.C. the Libyan chieftains in Egypt's delta take over Egypt.
Sheshonq I (Biblical Shishak) 995-974 B.C. Jeroboam fled to Egypt when Shishak reigned. (1 Kings 11:40) Shishak was the first pharoah of Libyan orgin who attacks Jerusalem and dies a few months afterwards. (1 Kings 14:25) Rehoboam's 5th year was 974 B.C. some 521 years after the Exodus.
Judah Kings List
Solomon... 1019-979 B.C. (1 Kings 11:42) The Exodus was 480 years before king Solomon's 4th year. The Exodus was in 1495 B.C. Solomon's 4th year is 1015 B.C. Solomon's 4th year = 480 years. Solomon reigns 36 more years = 516 years plus Rehoboam's 5th year = 521 years in 974 B.C.
Rehoboam... 979-962 B.C. (1 Kings 14:21) Rehoboam's 5th year is 974 B.C. some 521 years after the Exodus.
Abijam........ 962-959 B.C. (1 Kings 15:2)
Asa.............959-918 B.C. (1 Kings 15:10)
Jehoshaphat.918-893 B.C. (1 Kings 22:42)
Jehoram.......893-885 B.C. (2 Kings 8:17)
Ahaziah.......885-884 B.C. (2 Kings 8:26)
Athaliah.......884-878 B.C. (2 Kings 11:1-3)
Jehoash.......878-838 B.C. (2 Kings 12:1)
Amaziah.......838-809 B.C. (2 Kings 14:2)
Uzziah.........809-757 B.C. (2 Kings 15:2)
Jotham........757-741 B.C. (2 Kings 15:33)
Ahaz ..........741-725 B.C. (2 Kings 16:2)
Hezekiah......725-696 B.C. (2 Kings 18:2)
Manasseh.....696-641 B.C. (2 Kings 21:1)
Amon...........641-639 B.C. (2 Kings 21:19)
Josiah..........639-608 B.C. (2 Kings 22:1)
Jehoahaz......608 B.C........(2 Kings 23:31)
Jehoiakim......608-597 B.C. (2 Kings 23:36)
Jehoiachin.....597 B.C........(2 Kings 24:8)
Zedekiah.......597-586 B.C. (2 Kings 24:18)
The Bible Chronology from 1495-586 B.C. has now been verified! The Egyptian history from 1495-974 B.C. now has been verified! The Bible is a historically accurate book!
Assyrian king Ashur-Dan III 780-763 B.C. was missing from this report. Ashur-Dan III was stricken by rebellions and plague.
Tom is wrong. Sheshonq II (Shishak II) dies in 888 B.C. and Sheshonq II is buried in a silver coffin.
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Historical connections are solidly made when we correlate Assyrian, Babylonian, Biblical, Cushite,Egyptian and Elamite cross references together showing where Israel's history coincides with five other ancient nations.
The people who love Israel, those who like ancient history or some who are curious could find this history interesting.
The three key years are: 711 B.C., 653 B.C. and 586 B.C. These three dates help lock in the chronological order in this research as we close the gaps in this time period.
The year 711 B.C. is the actual year Assyrian king Sennacherib attacked Jerusalem in his first year as we shall witness. His reign did not start in 705 B.C. Babylon's king Merodach-Baladan wrote Israel's king Hezekiah letters in 711 B.C. Cushite/Ethiopian king Tirhakah soldiers marched against Assyrian king Sennacherib and the Lord destroyed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers outside Jerusalem. Elamite king Shutruk-Nahhunte tried to secure Merodach-Baladan on Babylon's throne but he failed. Merodach-Baladan who had fled Assyrian king Sargon II in his later years now reigns 711-709 B.C. flees for a second time to Elam.
The year 653 B.C. The Assyrian king Ashur-Banipal destroys his brother king of Babylon Shamash-Shum-Ukin's army. Elamite king Tammaritu II who joined Shamash-Shum-Ukin's rebellion is also defeated. Egyptian king Psamtik I's southern border with Cush is quiet since Cushite king Tanutamun died in 656 B.C. so Psamtik I in 653 B.C. declares independence from Assyria. The Assyrian king Ashur-Banipal sends no soldiers to fight Psamtik I. Egypt has won its freedom.
The year 586 B.C. is when Babylon's king Nebuchadnezzer army storms Jerusalem and the Jews are now escorted to Babylon where they will remain until Cyrus the Persian wins victory over the Babylonians.
Assyrian kings: Tiglath-Pilesar III 753-735 B.C. Shalmaneser V 734-729 B.C. Sargon II 728-712 B.C. Sennacherib 711-688 B.C. Esarhaddon 687-676 B.C. Ashur-Banipal 675-633 B.C. Ashur-Etil-ilani 632-629 B.C. & his brother Sin-Shum-Ishkun fight against general Sin-Shum-Lishir in a bloody civil war. Ashur-Eitil-ilani is slain by his brother Sin-Shum-Ishkun only having one year of peace 628-627 B.C. Sin-Shum-Ishkun then reigns over Assyria 626-612 B.C. Ashur-Uballit II 611-605 B.C.
(Sennacherib's reign actually began in Judah's king Hezekiah's 14th year 711 B.C. Jerusalem was his first priority. Merodach-Baladan wrote Hezekiah letters (Isaiah 39:1) hoping the Hebrews might form a military alliance with him some historians believe to fight the Assyrians. From Sennacherib's reign backwards and forward Assyrian chronology is formulated.)
Babylonian kings: Merodach-Baladan 728-716 B.C. Sargon has control over Babylon 716-712 B.C. Merodach-Baladan fights Assyrian king Sennacherib 711-709 B.C. The Assyrians win victory and Sennacherib appoints Bel-Ibni to govern north Babylon 709-706 B.C. Ashur-Nadin-Shum 706-700 B.C. Sennacherib's son taken prisoner by Elamite king Hallutush-Inshushinak 707-700 B.C. who appoints Nergal-Ushezib as Babylonian king in 700 B.C. Nergal-Ushezib is taken captive by the Assyrians.Babylonian king Mushezib-Marduk 700-695 B.C. unites forces with Elamite king Humban-Nimena 700-694B.C. against Assyrian king Sennacherib who destroys their army, yet the Babylonian chronicles state Humban-Nimena won the war stating Humban-Nimena died a natural death. Sennacherib completely destroys Babylon 695-687 B.C. Its inhabitants return when the city is rebuilt. Esarhaddon reigns over both Assyria and Babylon 687-675 B.C. Esarhaddon rebuilds Babylon. Shamash-Shum-Ukin 675-653 B.C. Kandalanu 653-632 B.C. Sin-Shum-Ishkun 632-626 B.C. has control over Babylon. Came to power in Assyria in 626 B.C. Loses Babylon to Nabopolassar in 626 B.C. Nabopolassar 626-605 B.C. reigns over Babylon. Nebuchadnezzer 605-562 B.C. reigns over Babylon.
Biblical Judean kings: Ahaz 741-725 B.C.(2 Kings 16:2) Hezekiah 725-696 B.C. (2 Kings 18:2) Manasseh 696-641 B.C. (2 Kings 21:1) Amon 641-639 B.C. (2 Kings 21:19) Josiah 639-608 B.C. (2 Kings 22:1) Jehoahaz 608 B.C. (2 Kings 23:31) Jehoiakim 608-597 B.C. (2 Kings 23:36) Jehoichin 597 B.C. (2 Kings 24:8) Zedekiah 597-586 B.C. (2 Kings 24:18) Israel kings: Pekah 758-738 B.C. (2 Kings 15:27) Hoshea 738-729 B.C.
Cushite kings: Piankhi 759-728 B.C. Shabaka 728-714 B.C. Shebitku 714-698 B.C. reigns over Egypt. Tirhakah 714-698 B.C. reigns over Ethiopia. (2 Kings 19:9) Tirhakah reigns over both Ethiopia and Egypt 698-672 B.C. Egyptian king Necho I 672-664 B.C. slain by Tanutamun who flees when the Assyrians invade Egypt, he resides in Ethiopia reigning there 664-656 B.C.
Egyptian kings: Necho I 672-664 B.C. Psamtik I 664-610 B.C. Necho II 610-595 B.C. Psamtik II 595-589 B.C. Apries (Hophra) 589-570 B.C.
Elamite kings: Humban-Nikash 750-725 B.C. Shutruk-Nahhunte II 725-707 B.C. Hallutush-Inshushinak 707-700 B.C. Kudur-Nahunte 700 B.C. Humban-Nimena 700-694 B.C. Humban-Haltash I 694-687 B.C. Humban-Haltash II 687-681 B.C. Urtaki 681-669 B.C. Tempt-Humban-Inshushinak 669-659 B.C. Elamite king Ummanigash 659-657 B.C. set upon the Elamite throne by Assyrian king Ashur-Banipal betrayed the Assyrian leader.Ummanigash is dethroned by Elamite king Tammaritu I 657-654 B.C. of Hidalu. Tammaritu I also becomes anti-Assyrian. He prepares to go to war against Ashur-banipal and prince Indabibi 655-654 B.C. defeats Tammaritu I's army before it reaches the Assyrians. Elamite king Tammaritu II 654-653 B.C. slays Indabibi and rebels against the Assyrians and he is captured. Humban-Haltash III 653-649 B.C. Egyptian king Psamtik I in 653 B.C. declares independence from Assyria. Egypt is free from Assyrian rule. The Assyrians completely destroy Elam in Humban-Haltash's III reign in 649 B.C.
Cushite king Piankhi 759-728 B.C. 21st year invades Egypt in 738 B.C. at the same time Israel's king Hoshea in 738 B.C. assassinated Pekah. (2 Kings 15:30) Judah's king Ahaz 741-725 B.C. had joined a military alliance with Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser III in 740 B.C. (2 Kings 16:7) Assyrian historians recorded Tiglath-Pileser III 753-735 B.C. had witnessed Hoshea 738-729 B.C. becoming the Israel king. Assyrian king Shalmaneser V 734-729 B.C. then came up against Hoshea. (2 Kings 17:3-4) Cushite king Piankhi controlled Egypt and Osorkon IV (So) 740-725 B.C. was his vassal reigning in Egypt's delta. Hoshea wanted So to help him wage a war against Shalmaneser V. (2 Kings 17:3-4) Hoshea's plot is discovered and the Assyrians put an end to Hoshea's kingdom as most of the population is carried off to Assyria. Judah's king Hezekiah 725-696 B.C. invites those who escaped out of Assyria's hands to turn to the Lord. (2 Chronicles 30:6) Osorkon IV later brings Sargon II 728-712 B.C. horses as tribute.
Assyrian king Sargon II 728-712 B.C. goes to war against Elamite king Humban-Nikash 750-725 B.C. and Babylon's king Merodach-Baladan at Der in 727 B.C. The Elamites and Babylonians win victory. Sargon II then wars against the Egyptians and Ethiopians lead by Egyptian Cushite king Shabaka 728-714 B.C. Sargon II wins victory against Shabaka in 726 B.C. (Isaiah 20:1-5) Sargon II had skirmishes with Babylon's king Merodach-Baladan 728-716 B.C. Merodach-Baladan becomes friends with Elamite king Shutruk-Nahunte 725-707 B.C. Sargon invades Babylon in 716 B.C. and Merodach-Baladan flees to Elam. Merodach-Baladan later in Assyrian king Sennacherib's reign sent letters to Judah's king Hezekiah 725-696 B.C. around 711 B.C. (2 Kings 20:12)
Assyrian king Sennacherib 711-688 B.C. 1st year 711 B.C. he attacks Israel in Hezekiah 725-696 B.C. in Hezekiah's 14th year in 711 B.C. (2 Kings 18:13) ETHIOPIAN king Tirhakah did not do much to help Judah's king Hezekiah.Tirhakah‘s army was defeated at Eltekeh. (2 Kings 19:9-10)It was the Lord who slew 185,000 Assyrians. (2 Kings 19:35) Elamite king Shutruk-Nahunte II 725-707 B.C. generals and staff officers are killed by Sennacherib's army trying to place Merodach-Baladan back on the Babylonian throne 711-709 B.C. Merodach-Baladan flees again to Elam. Elamite king Hallutush-Inshushinak 707-700 B.C. makes poor judgement taking Sennacherib's son Ashur-Nadin-Shum 706-700 B.C. as prisoner. Elamite kings: Hallutush-Inshushinak had fled his throne when he saw the Assyrian army coming. Kudur-Nahhunte briefly reigns over Elam in 700 B.C. Humban-Nimeana 700-694 B.C. army drove their chariots over dead soldiers to get away from the Assyrians. Humban-Nimeana suffers a stroke and the Assyrians win victory against the Elamites in Babylon. Elamite king Humban-Haltash I 694-687 B.C. tries restoring diplomatic relations with Assyria but he fails.
Assyrian king Esarhaddon 687-676 B.C. goes to war against EGYPTIAN king Tirhakah 698-672 B.C. and the Assyrians win victory. Esarhaddon takes Judah king Manasseh 696-641 B.C. as prisoner. (2 Chronicles 33:11) Elamite king Humban-Haltash II 687-681 B.C. goes about robbing, raping and pillaging while on his way to attack Sippar while Esarhaddon was fighting other enemies. Tirhakah rebels when Assyrian troops leave Egypt. Esarhaddon and Elamite king Urtaki 681-669 B.C. live in peace. Esarhaddon dies enroute to do battle again against Tirhakah.
Assyrian king Ashur-Banipal 675-633 B.C. defeats Tirhakah in 672 B.C. Tirhakah flees Memphis. Necho I 672-664 B.C. is placed upon the Egyptian throne. (Egyptian priest Manetho stated Necho I had an 8 year reign.) Elamite king Urtaki 681-669 B.C. receives grain from Ashur-Banipal during a famine striking Elam.Urtaki is ungrateful. Urtaki sees the Assyrians are having trouble with Egypt. Urtaki attacks Babylon in 669 B.C. The Assyrian army chases Urtaki and the Elamite king collapsed and died. Cushite king Tanutamun rebels against Assyria by invading Egypt's delta slaying Necho I and Ashur-Banipal places Psamtik I 664-610 B.C. on the Egyptian throne as Tanutamun flees to Ethiopia reigning there 664-656 B.C. Ashur-Banipal sends soldiers to the King of Lydia and they defeat the Cimmerians in 663 B.C. Psamtik I expels Assyrian garrisons in Egypt's delta 660-653 B.C. starting stirring up unrest while Ashur-Banipal is fighting Elamite king Tempt-Humban-Inshushinak and Psamtik I drives them completely out when the same year Babylon's king Shamash-Shum-Ukin's government falls in 653 B.C. Psamtik I declares Egypt totally independent in 653 B.C. Ashur-Banipal learns the King of Lydia had betrayed him by supporting Psamtik I and Ashur-Banipal lets the Cimmerians take over Lydia in 652 B.C.
Elamite king Tempt-Humban-Inshushinak 669-659 B.C. relatives do not want war. They flee to Ashur-Banipal's royal court. Tempt-Humban-Inshushinak suffers a stroke in the 10th year he reigns. War erupts. An Assyrian soldier cuts off his head. Elamite king Ummanigash 659-657 B.C. betrays Assyrian king Ashur-banipal who set him upon the Elamite throne. Ummanigash joins Babylon's king Shamash-Shum-Ukin rebellion against Assyria.Ummanigash is dethroned by Tammaritu I king of Hidalu 657-654 B.C. who is also anti-Assyrian and prepares to go to war against Ashur-banipal. Prince Indabibi 655-654 B.C. is pro-Assyrian in this Elamite civil war and he crushes Tammaritu I's forces before they reach the Assyrians. Elamite king Tammaritu II 654-653 B.C. slays Indabibi. Tammaritu II rebels and he is hauled away to Assyria.
Assyrian king Ashur-Banipal's brother Shamash-Shum-Ukin reigning over Babylon since 675-653 B.C. betrays him. Three Elamite kings had joined Shamash-Shum-Ukin's army. The Assyrians take over Babylon in 653 B.C. Ashur-Banipal appoints Kandalanu as governor who reigns over Babylon 653-632 B.C. Egyptian king Psamtik I declares Egypt independent in 653 B.C. The Assyrians don't respond and Egypt is free from Assyrian rule.
Assyrian king Ashur-Banipal defeats Elamite king Humban-Haltash III 653-649 B.C. The Assyrians destroy the Elamite nation. Ashur-Banipal is the Biblical Asnapper. He set the Elamite natives to colonize the cities of Samaria. (Ezra 4:9-10) Ashur-Banipal also let Judah's king Manasseh return to Israel. Ashur-Banipal goes to war against the Arabs 649-646 B.C. The years 645-633 B.C. Ashur-Banipal's records are silent.
Assyrian kings Ashur-Etil-ilani and Sin-Shum-Ishkun 632-629 B.C. fight a bloody civil war against Assyrian general Sin-Shum-Lishir which weakens Assyria. Ashur-Etil-ilani wins victory.Ashur-Etil-ilani is slain by his brother Sin-Shum-Ishkun having only one year of peace 628-627 B.C. Sin-Shum-Ishkun 626-612 B.C. fights Babylonian king Nabopolassar and the Babylonians and Cyaxares win victory. Sin-Shum-Ishkun dies in his burning palace. Assyrian general Ashur-Ballit II 611-605 B.C. army is saved at Charchemish when Egyptian troops lead by Necho II 610-595 B.C. join forces together.
Necho II was on his way to help the Assyrians when Judah's king Josiah 639-608 B.C. tried stopping him and Josiah was slain. (2 Chronicles 35:20-26) Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzer 605-562 B.C. destroys the Assyrian nation in 605 B.C. Nebuchadnezzer 8th year he took Jehoichin captive in 597 B.C. (2 Kings 24:12) Nebuchadnezzer took over Jerusalem in 586 B.C. Zedekiah's 11th year. (2 Kings 25:1-2) Egyptian king Psamtik II 595-589 B.C. fights the Nubians at the fourth cataract. Egyptian king Apries (Hophra) 589-570 B.C. sends troops to help Israel's king Zedekiah 597-586 B.C. but Hophra's troops flee Nebuchadnezzer's forces. (Jeremiah 44:30) Hophra is killed by one of his generals.
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