The Ten Tribes of Israel were exiled by the Assyrians to the North and settled in the Cities of the Medes becoming later identified as Medes. by Cam Rea
Strive not with a man without cause, if he hath done thee no harm" (Proverbs 3;30).
And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters: (2-Samuel 22;16-17).
Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee" (Proverbs 4;24)
by Cam Rea
The Medes according to the Bible were the descendants of Japheth (Gen 10:2). However, the first time the Medes are mentioned in inscription was during the reign of Shalmaneser III around 834 BCE give or take a few years. This came to be when Shalmaneser III went on campaign east of Parsua. Once the Assyrians decided to return home, they had to pass through the Hamadan plain and right through the region called Media. This may have been the first time that the two nations meet name wise but I find it unlikely due to Parsua being mentioned for the first time in 844 BCE. The province of Parsua is considered as being apart of Median territory and one could make the argument that Media is first mentioned in 844BCE. However, it was during this campaign that twenty-seven kings of Parsua gave gifts. However, it is more likely that twenty-seven chiefs gave gifts. Shalmaneser III mentions this campaign in his annuals: