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Sennacherib was king of Assyria from 705 to 681 B.C. He fought many wars against his neighbors, including Hezekiah, king of Judah.


  • (Hezekiah) himself, like a caged bird, I shut up in Jerusalem, his royal city.
    • From the Taylor prism, Column 3. Adapted from Luckenbill (1924), pp. 27-31


  • Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.
    • Isaiah, 66:8 (KJV)
  • With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel.
    • 2 Kings, 19:23 (KJV)


  • The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
    And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold
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