The picture below is from a stone found in ancient Assyria (Ashur) - it is called "The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III". According to the inscription the picture shows Yehu a Jewish king paying tribute to King Shalmaneser of Assyria. What do you learn from this picture of Yehu (or perhaps his ambassador) about the Jews of that time? Perhaps you can do some research to find out if Yehu was considered a good king or bad king for the Jewish people. (Read Melachim II Chapters 9-10).


The caption above this images has been translated as follows:

"The tribute of Jehu, son of Omri: I recieved from him, silver, gold, a golden bowl, a golden vase with a pointed bottom, golden tumblers, golden buckets, tin, a staff for a king and spears."

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