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In the first story (1 Kgs. 20:13-21), the same episode was portrayed as a miraculous victory of the few over the many. Historically, the circumstances of the campaign of 796 were not dissimilar to those of Shalmaneser III's campaign of 841: Damascus alone was unable to withstand the Assyrian war machine and was defeated in battle, possibly in the Valley of Lebanon (near Man~uate). 17 Bar-Hadad surrendered and paid a heavy tribute to save his kingdom from devastation. 16. For the place ofNergal-eresh in the 796 campaign, see Dalley 1968:150-151; Tadmor 1973:147-148.