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  1. May 11, 2024 · Fig. 15: Two examples of the use of fire in warfare depicted in Assyrian reliefs; a) part of the Lachish relief from Sennacherib’s palace at Nineveh (Ussishkin Citation 1982: Fig. 78; drawing by Judith Dekel); note the torches thrown from above and the Assyrian soldier pouring water in front of the siege engine; b) a relief from Ashurbanipal ...

  2. May 5, 2024 · Sennacherib rampaged through Judah, laying waste to Lachish (immortalized in his extensive reliefs on the siege— click here for seven seminal articles on the city) and besieging Jerusalem until he had King Hezekiah “locked up like a bird in a cage.”

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  4. May 10, 2024 · Explore a Major Judahite City. Lachish is mentioned 24 times in the Hebrew Bible and was the second most important city in the Kingdom of Judah after Jerusalem. According to the biblical tradition, the first Iron Age city at the site was built by King Rehoboam, the son of Solomon.

  5. 1 day ago · “At Lachish there is indeed an exposed cliff of the local bedrock exactly at the point where one would expect it to be,” says Prof. Yosef Garfinkel of Hebrew University. Sennacherib’s men worked around the clock to build the ramp, passing each stone by hand man-to-man. “Time was the main concern of the Assyrian army.

  6. May 6, 2024 · Biblically, we get our first glimpse of Ahikar in action, I believe, as the very vocal Rabshakeh of KCI, the mouthpiece of Sennacherib himself when the Assyrian army mounted its first major assault upon the kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 18:13): “In the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified ...

  7. 5 days ago · The Biblical Cities of the Holy Land: Lachish: Fortress City Destroyed by Sennacherib of Assyria 5:23

  8. 4 days ago · 13 Then in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah, Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fortified cities of Judah and took them. 14 So Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria at Lachish, saying, “I have offended you. Turn away from me and I will pay whatever you impose on me.”

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