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The deportees to Samaria briefly learned how to pay homage to the local deity, but eventually “each of the nations went on making its own god” (2 Kings 24–33). ASSYRIAN TRIBUTES 37 While the overall thrust is to affirm the Lord of Israel’s divine supremacy over the region, the specifics are clues to the understanding in the period of the Assyrian policy of deportation. The Assyrian king is depicted as involved in the cultural life of the deportees, even to the extent of interfering in it in order to increase stability.

This marked the first time that the tribes’ location in “the world” had been so explicitly designated. The world is, after all, the quintessentially “mundane” and “worldly” space. Yet at the same time, it is the world that is home to the most otherworldly of peoples, the lost tribes. In Islands of the Mind: How the Human Imagination Created the Atlantic World, John Gillis devotes a chapter, “Worlds of Loss,” to a discussion of the perpetual quest for “secret islands,” a leitmotif in Atlantic (and other) histories.

Fortunately, the inscriptions detailing his success are better preserved than those of his predecessor. Another inscription discussing Sargon’s war against Samaria tells a fuller story than the one offered above: [The inhabitants of Sa]merina, who agreed [and plotted] with a king [hostile to] me, not to endure servitude and not to bring tribute to Assyria and who did battle, I fought against them with the power of the great gods, my lords. I counted as spoil 27,280 people, together with their chariots, and gods, in which they trusted.

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