Unformatted text preview: rone. 694: With the help of Elam, the native Chaldeans revolt and take Babylon, and the Elamites carry Ashurnadinshumi captive to Susa. Sennacherib is enraged at this treachery and launches campaigns against Susa, and Babylon. 689: Babylon is destroyed. Even though later Assyrian rulers try to make amends by a massive rebuilding of Babylon, Ashur-nadin-shumi hatred of Assyria grows among the Chaldeans and future revolts will continue to sap Assyria’s resources. Sennacherib did not want to meet the same fate as his father, so he asked the Sennacherib did not want to meet the same fate as his father, so he asked the oracles what to do.
They recommended moving his capital to escape his father’s sins.
He moved his capital to Nineveh, an old city, but now it was rebuilt at the center of Assyrian power.
Because of its Biblical associations, Nineveh remains the most famous of Assyria’s capitals. While Sennacherib was dealing with revolts While Sennacherib was dealing with revolts in Babylon, his subjects in the west, Judah, Phoenicia, and Egypt conspired to rebel also. Good King Hezekiah of Judah (715687) seems to have been the ring leader [2 Kings 18:7]
Having seen what had happened to Damascus and Samaria, Hezekiah had no illusions as to the fate of a city which challenged the might of Assyria.
Hezekiah then prepared for war by having a tunnel dug in order to bring water into the city from an exterior spring. A dependable source of water for the city was critical incase of a siege. 2 Ki 20:20 "As for the other events of 2 Ki 20:20 "As for the other events of Hezekiah’s reign, all his achievements and how he made the pool and the tunnel by which he brought water into the city..." 2 Chron. 32:30 "It was Hezekiah who blocked the upper outlet of the Gihon spring and channeled the water down to the west side of the City of David.“
Hezekiah’s Tunnel is a 1750foot (530m) tunnel carved during the early part of his reign to bring water from out side of the city to the inside Hezekiah's Tunnel together...
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- Fall '13
- Mesopotamia, Assyria