NELC 150

Introduction to the Bible

Slide 9

Fall of Lachish (scene 1). Lachish, a city in Judah, is conquered by the troops of Assyrian King Sennacherib in 701 BCE. This is a relief sculpture from Sennacherib's palace in Nineveh. The Assyrian siege of Lachish is mentioned in 2 Kings 18:14 and 17. The siege ramps shown here have been partly recovered by archaeologists. The continuation of the scene appears on the next slide. To see both scenes together, click here and scroll right and left.