THE PRINCE OF JUDAH
(Copyright 03-2015-020411102000-01. WGAW 1917502)
The man who challenged a powerful empire, the prophet who teached a young prince to become a wise king and the myth of an angel who destroyed an army in just one night.
In the year 720 B.C., the world was dominated by the emperor Tiglath Pileser III; he was the slayer of kings and kingdoms with his cruel army.
In this war period, Israel and Judah, once brothers, now they are enemies on the brink of war. Judah was ruled by the bloodthirsty and idolatrous king Achaz, who liked to sacrifice children to foreign gods. To clash off Israel, he surrendered with no conditions to Assyria aid by sending them a tribute in gold. Tiglath Pileser III agrees to help him, destroying the two nations .
But there was one man who will face off this destiny: Hezekiah. He will be leaded by the mythical prophet Isaiah to defeat one of the most powerful empires of the world.
He will join an alliance with Babylon and Egypt for the final battle. The legend says, when Jerusalem was about to destroyed, a mysterious angel killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers in one night.
With four years of research, I have written the first screenplay and the first novel about King Hezekiah. A man who challenged his destiny and defeat it. This historical episode of the 8th century BC where Jerusalem was about to be destroyed by Sennacherib, the Emperor of Assyria, has been recorded by archaeologists and anthropologists in the three Assyrian prisms: The Prism of Taylor, with six faces, where Sennacherib, narrates the invasions of the Southern Kingdoms and from the North, Israel and Judah; said Prism is in the British Museum. The second prism is in the Oriental Institute of Chicago, and the Third Prism is in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Likewise, the discovery in 1938 of two thousand human skeletons is found in a common grave near the citadel of Lachish in Judah, by the archaeologist Starkey, where part of the Assyrian army is presumed buried. Lachish was the prelude to the conquest of Jerusalem. The data and records coincide with the inscriptions of the books of the Kings, Chronicles, and the Prophecies of Isaiah contained in the Bible.