Isaiah 10:5-6 - "O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the
staff in their hand is mine indignation. I will send you (Assyria) against a
hypocritical nation (Israel), and against the people of my wrath will I give him
a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like
the mire of the streets."
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The Land of Assyria for Little Kids
This map shows some of the key places and topography of the
land of Assyria during ancient times! Many remember Assyria because of their
powerful army that destroyed the northern kingdom of Israel. God used the
Assyrians to punish the northern kingdom for worshiping false gods and idols.
Assyria is also known for their capital city of Nineveh; it was a huge city with
big towering walls and many traders. But the people there were very sinful and
wicked. In the story of Jonah and the whale, Jonah was told to go to Nineveh and
tell them that they needed to repent from their wicked ways!
The land of Assyria had many mountains and hills in the east and north. On it's
other side, was the Euphrates River which flowed down to the land of a different
kingdom - Babylonia.
Assyria was an interesting kingdom and it is good to study it so that we have a
better understanding of God's Word and what it was like during Biblical times.