For a moment I believed that the destruction of Sennacherib
had been repeated, that God had repented, that the Angel of Death had slain them in the night.
"Oh, you gentlemen may stare and snigger," cried Simeon; "you clergymen who tell us on Sunday in what a stillness the Lord smote Sennacherib
. I believe that One who walks invisible in every house defended the honour of mine, and laid the defiler dead before the door of it.
, the king of Assyria, sent a belligerent ultimatum to Hezekiah, threatening to annihilate Judah and devastate Jerusalem (Isaiah 37.10-13).
A non-poetic source describing the tablet of destinies, a draft inscription of Sennacherib
K 6177 + 8869 (published by George 1986), makes its significance clear in the opening lines: ri-kis [.sup.d]en-[lil.sub.2]-[u.sub.2]-[ti], "the bond of Enlilship" (1.
He expressed confidence that: ' God who delivered Jehoshaphat from the menace of the Moabites and the Ammonites; who delivered Hezekiah and the city of Jerusalem from Sennacherib
, his arrogant and defiant Rabshakeh, would deliver Nigeria' from the present travails.
Another candidate is Assyria, which built similar compounds in Transjordan, but it was too far away at that time (until the campaign of Assyrian King Sennacherib
in 701 BCE.).
(1) As capital of the Assyrian empire at its zenith in the eighth and seventh centuries BC, Nineveh was the site of energetic construction by one of its last kings, Sennacherib
, who built gated walls, a lavish complex known as the "Palace Without a Rival," and luxurious gardens and parks.
The exhibit includes more than three dozen artifacts from Jerusalem's First Temple period, including royal Judean vessels, silver bullion and weapons used during the siege of Lachish, as well as replicas of the Assyrian wall reliefs of Lachish and the famous Annals of Sennacherib
For God is the King of all the earth." The sermon will highlight some earthly kings mentioned in the Bible, particularly Sennacherib
, the Assyrian Emperor.
It is also mentioned in an Assyrian inscription about its conquest by Sennacherib
(Aharoni 1967: 49).
Meanwhile, Al-Shammari told KUNA that IS has managed to destroy historical evidence of four important historic sites in the province: Nimrud, as capital of the Assyrian empire in the 13th century BC, Nineveh, the capital of Assyrian king Sennacherib
and Khorsabad, capital of King Sargon II, both in the seventh century BC, and finally (Al-Hadhar), as the capital of Arab kings in the second century AD.
Twenty years later, the Assyrian ruler Sennacherib
laid siege on Jerusalem.