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Sennacherib: the Capture and Destruction of Babylon (2.119E)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Neo-Assyrian Inscriptions


The Bavian Rock Inscription of Sennacherib was chiseled on the walls of the gorge of the Gomel River, whose waters were fed into the Jerwan aqueduct, a major link in the king’s project to irrigate the plains surrounding Nineveh. The historical section of the inscription concentrates on the “second campaign” agai…

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Cogan, Mordechai, “Sennacherib: the Capture and Destruction of Babylon (2.119E)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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