Sennacherib’s Prism – the Campaign Against Judah and the Siege Of Jerusalem

14 October 2021

In Sennacherib’s Annals, discovered in archaeological excavations in the city of Nineveh, Sennacherib describes his campaign against Judah—the same campaign as is described in the book of Kings. Sennacherib arrogantly recounts his conquests in Judah and speaks of shutting up Hezekiah in his city like “a caged bird.” But the fact that he doesn’t mention achieving his main goal—the conquest of Jerusalem—arouses suspicions that the Assyrian king is hiding something…