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People: Sennacherib


Sennacherib was the Assyrian king who besieged Jerusalem during the reign of Hezekiah.


To secure the vast empire of Assyria, Sennacherib campaigned on his western front against King Hezekiah of Judah. After success in the hill country, Sennacherib besieged Jerusalem, but was forced to withdraw when a plague suddenly afflicted the Assyrian army.

AUTHOR: Robert Brusic, Seminary Pastor Emeritus