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Sennacherib
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(Assyrian Sîn-aḫḫē-erība, '[the moon god] Sîn has replaced the brothers'; 2 Kg 18,13: Sanḥērib; 2 Kg 19,20: Snḥrb; LXX: Σεν(ν)αχηριμ/Sen(n)achērim u. ä.; Hdt. 2,141: Σαναχάριβος/Sanacháribos; other forms of the name: [4. 2271]). Son of Sargon [3] II, Assyrian King from 705 to 681 BC. After ascending the throne, he moved the royal residence to Nineveh (Ninus [2]) which was then generously expanded. The main political problem of his regency was the conflict with Babylon. In 689 BC, after several futile attempts to control Babylon indirectly, S. ordere…

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Frahm, Eckart (Heidelberg), “Sennacherib”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1100810>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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