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Black obelisk of Shalmaneser III, side A row 2
Shalmaneser beneath a parasol, accepts "the tribute of Iaua of the House of Humri" in 841 BC. This is King Jehu of Israel (2Ki 9-10). The symbols of the gods Assur (winged sun disc) and Ishtar (star) hover overhead. The Bible does not mention Jehu paying tribute to the Assyrians.

During the year that Jehu came to the throne (841/40 BC) King Shalmaneser III of Assyria invaded Syria, and Jehu considered it prudent to meet him as a vassal with tribute rather than as an enemy. This submission of Jehu is recorded on the famous Black Obelisk, which was found by Layard in the ruins of Nimrud (Biblical Calah) and which is now in the British Museum . This obelisk has on it a pictorial representation of Jehu, the only contemporary pictorial representation of any Hebrew king.
-- Horn, Siegfried H., Seventh-day Adventist Bible Dictionary, (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association) 1979

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