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The Assyrian War Machine: King Hezekiah Vs. Emperor Sennacherib

The Hebrew Bible contains a dramatic story of Hezekiah, King of Judah, fighting against the Assyrian Emperor Sennacherib. These events are attested both in Assyrian and Judahite sources and are well represented in the archaeological record. With so much data, we can examine how two sides of a battle can interpret the battle’s aftermath in their records. This episode will especially examine the site of Lachish, the Judahite city that Sennacherib sacks. Read next feature >

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