Sennacherib’s First Campaign: Against Merodach-baladan (2.119A)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Neo-Assyrian Inscriptions

Commentary

The date of this earliest of Sennacherib’s campaigns is disputed; it was directed against Merodach-baladan, who had seized the opportunity of Sargon’s death (705 bce) to proclaim himself king of Babylon, in opposition to the upstart rebel Marduk-zakir-shumi. Levine (1982) favors a date from winter 704 through early 702, while Br…

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Cogan, Mordechai, “Sennacherib’s First Campaign: Against Merodach-baladan (2.119A)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 20 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_2_119A>



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