Let Other Kingdoms Struggle with the Great Powers—You, Judah, Pay the Tribute and Hope for the Best
From the late tenth to the early ninth centuries BCE, judah was mostly a sparsely inhabited highland kingdom, much poorer and weaker than its northern neighbor, the kingdom of Israel. Tenth-century Jerusalem was a highland stronghold at the center of which stood a fortified fortress (on top of the so-called stepped structure), surrounded fay some scattered buildings, the place apparently lacking either urban planning or established institutional organization.
KeywordsNinth Century Eighth Century Late Ninth Century Strong Neighbor Northern Neighbor
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