Title: Foreign Nations Are Slain by Lions in Samaria
Artist: Gustave Doré
Copyright: Public Domain
Israel was carried away into exile from their own land to Assyria. The king of Assyria brought men from Babylon and from Cuthah and from Avva and from Hamath and Sepharvaim, and settled them in the cities of Samaria in place of the sons of Israel. They did not fear or care for the lord, so God sent lions to maul them. Many Assyrians fell as prey to these lions.