Sennacherib King of Assyria

This figure of the mighty Assyrian king Sennacherib was discovered on the walls of his palace in Khorsabad, near the ruins of ancient Nineveh. The ancient Assyrian ruins reveal much about the wealth of this powerful monarch. Sennacherib reigned from 720 BC to about 683 BC. The Bible reveals that during the reign of the Jewish king Hezekiah, Sennacherib came to conquer Jerusalem and the Angel of the LORD (The Lord Himself) slew 185,000 Assyrian soldiers. When he returned to Assyria his own sons murdered him.

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