Sennacherib

[Destruction of Sennacherib's Host] (Assyrian: the Moon God increases the brothers)

One of the greatest kings of Assyria, warrior, and builder (705-681. B.C.), mentioned in the Bible in connection with Ezechias (4 Kings 18-19; Isaiah 36-37). He invaded Palestine twice; during his second invasion, the bulk of his army was miraculously destroyed, the rest fleeing with him. Shortly afterwards he was assassinated (4 Kings 19).

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