Jeremiah and the Death of Josiah

  title={Jeremiah and the Death of Josiah},
  author={Michael B. Rowton},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={128 - 130}
  • M. Rowton
  • Published 1 April 1951
  • History
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
HE dominant event in world politics at the time we are concerned with is the disappearance of Assyria. Thus our first task must be to ascertain in which year it was that the last Assyrian king, Ashur-uballit II, finally succumbed to the relentless onslaught of the Medes and Babylonians. What we do know is that Ashur-uballit was still in the field in 608, whereas three years later, at the time of the Battle of Carchemish, Assyria was no more. In 610 Ashur-uballit had to evacuate his capital… 
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