Age of the Israelite Kings: Super Power Assyria
Stela of Ashurnasirpal II
Ashurnasirpal II was the Assyrian king who ruled between 883 and 859B.C.
The Omride dynasty ruled Israel and Jehoshaphat ruled Judah. Ashurnasirpal II developed the use of earth ramparts and battering engines, supported by slingshooters and archers. He started the policy of expansion and empire building.