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Unformatted text preview: with the 6th c. tunnel of Euphalios in Greece are considered 2 of the greatest works of water engineering technology in the preClassical period. Had it followed a straight line, the length would have been 1070 ft (335m) or 40% shorter. Sennacherib invaded Phoenicia in 701 and laid siege to Sidon. Sennacherib invaded Phoenicia in 701 and laid siege to Sidon. Then he proceeded on down to Ashkelon. After Ashkelon was taken, Sennacherib faced the coalition forces led by Egypt at Eltekeh and defeated them.
He now systematically reduced 46 walled cities of Judah, according to his own report. among them was Lachish, the challenging. Then the capital, Jerusalem waited. largest and most where Hezekiah Once Sennacherib began his program of destruction, Hezekiah Once Sennacherib began his program of destruction, Hezekiah tried to apologize and buy him off with a tribute of 300 talents of silver and 30 talents of gold:
[or 22,500 lbs of silver and 2,250 lbs of gold:
or at $366 an oz. in today’s market, that is $13,176,000, in gold alone.]
But, Sennacherib was not to be bought came relentlessly closer. off and he Lachish, a very well walled and defended city paid the price first. A fact well documented by the Assyrians. All during the siege of
Sennacherib some guards inside one of
Lachish’s tower collected some ostraca
letters which refer to:
their dire situation
their hope for news from Egypt
their realization that a city nearby had
Examples of the Lachish letters. It seems the cities of Judah
communicated at night by fire signals.
The letters are written in
Hebrew with Phoenician
characters. Lachish Sennacherib’s destruction of
of Judah, in 701, as portrayed on the
walls of Sennacherib’s banquet hall in his Nineveh palace. Defenders
tiles, and mill
are fleeing the
impaled The Tell of Lachish The Tell of Lachish Ruins of ramps the Assyrians made at Lachish
Ruins of ramps the Assyrians made at Lachish Siege of Lachish:
Siege of Defenders throw dead bodies over the wall,
Maybe to keep disease from rotting corpses from spreading in city, and block siege engines.
Assyrians have built rams for their siege engines.
Slingers are at bottom. Assyrians pour water to douse torches. Destruction of Lachish of Judah, reconstruction based on wall
mural. Sennacherib destroys Lachish 701 B.C. Sennacherib receives surrender of Lachish 701 B.C. Closeups of aspects of Assyrian war Closeups of aspects of Assyrian war machine. Slingers left Siege engines right. Blinding captives Putting hoods over captive’s
head and hooks in captive’s
lips to lead them and
Amos 2 Kings 18: After Hezekiah’s e...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2013 for the course HIST 375 taught by Professor Dr.paulhaynie during the Fall '13 term at Harding.
- Fall '13