Sennacherib’s Invasion of Judah

From the ruins of Lachish to Hezekiah’s tunnel in Jerusalem, there are a number of archeological reminders of King Sennacherib of Assyria’s invasion of the kingdom of Judah. That the Assyrians invaded during the reign of good King Hezekiah is undeniable. Bible students are familiar with the invasion and how it ended.

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A Visit To Hezekiah’s Tunnel

Post 6 – This week in #weeklybiblereadingarcheology, Hezekiah’s tunnel under the City of David (Jerusalem), from 2 Kings 20:20. This tunnel redirected the Gihon spring, the only source of fresh water for the city. Formerly, the spring was reached outside the main walls of the city. When Continue reading

The Siege of Lachish in Archeology

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Post 5 – The siege of Lachish (2 Kings 18:13-17). Extensive archeological work has been done at Lachish (Top). Lachish was evidently the second most important city in the kingdom of Judah after the capital Jerusalem. King Sennacherib of Assyria built what he called a “palace without rival” at Continue reading

King Pul (Tiglath-Pilaser III)

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Post 4 – These 3 wall reliefs are on display at the British Museum. This is the mighty Assyrian king Tiglath-Pilaser III (Bottom left) also known as Pul (2 Kings 15:19), which was apparently his birth name. The Assyrian empire was greatly expanded during his reign. He invaded the northern 10 tribe Kingdom Continue reading