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The Refugee Reversal Proposal

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Forced migration was the most serious consequence of the fall of Samaria. Fortunately, the Israelites were still alive, but they were scattered across Assyria, destined to lose their Jewish identity. Only those who have been ripped from their heritage and compelled to live among strangers can understand how a refugee’s world is turned upside down. […]

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The Harder They Fall (722 BC)

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The fall of Samaria in 722 BC should not be taken lightly. It was unnecessary and unexpected. In hindsight, reading through Kings, we can see the end coming because Israel deserved God’s judgment. At the time, however, Samaria seemed invincible. As Israel, i.e., the northern kingdom, distanced itself from the faith of its fathers, it […]