New Life Church | Daily Devo – Marcus Brown

The rise of the Assyrian Empire

Pre-785BC Context: Assyria was the first world power in history, covering at its apex a land mass of ~540,000 square miles. In comparison, the original 13 colonies of the US covered ~430,000 square miiles (the USA currently covers ~3.8 million square miles). Nineveh became the capital of Assyria, with city walls towering at 53 feet high and 49 feet thick. The city walls were considered impenetrable, barring a natural disaster…

Gen. 10:11 – Nineveh was founded by a great-grandson of Noah, Nimrod (“a mighty hunter”).