Sennacherib was king of Assyria from 705 to 681 B.C. He fought many wars against his neighbors, including Hezekiah, king of Judah.
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- (Hezekiah) himself, like a caged bird, I shut up in Jerusalem, his royal city.
- From the Taylor prism
- The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold
- Lord Byron, The Destruction of Sennacherib