Sennacherib — Lachish Relief Inscription (2.119C)
(264 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Neo-Assyrian Inscriptions

Commentary

A four-line epigraph, inscribed in a rectangular block to the left of the seated figure of the king reviewing captives filing out of Lachish. The detailed relief,1 which depicts the assault and capture of the Judean city, enjoyed a most prominent position in a suite of rooms in the palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh, so that “a vis…

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Cogan, Mordechai, “Sennacherib — Lachish Relief Inscription (2.119C)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 24 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_119C>



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