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... But Not Jerusalem

'Just Stories?' #15

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The Assyrian king Sennacherib recorded his siege of Lachish on a frieze which is now on display in the British Museum. Why did he choose to record the siege of Lachish, which was a relatively unimportant city? 

Sennacherib’s campaign is recorded in the Bible, in 2 Kings 18-19.   As his army moved on from conquering Lachish and headed for Jerusalem, his forces were supernaturally destroyed by God.

So Sennacherib has nothing to say about Jerusalem. He is not about to admit that something went wrong with his campaign. He immortalises his victory at Lachish, rather than his failure to take Jerusalem.

With Ian Cooper, pastor of Tollgate Evangelical Church in Reigate, UK.

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