Friday, November 12, 2021

On the fall of Lachish to Sennacherib

ARCHAEOLOGY: Biblical warfare: How did the Assyrians conquer Judean Lachish? Archaeologists uncovered how King Sennacherib’s army built the massive siege ramp that allowed them to defeat the city some 2,700 years ago (Rossella Tercatin, Jerusalem Post).

The conquest Lachish seems to have been Sennacherib's larger strategic objective. That may explain at least in part why he didn't get around to conquering Jerusalem. For more on Sennacherib's campaign and the siege of Jerusalem, see here and links (cf. here).

For more on the archaeology of Lachish, see here and here and links.

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