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Lachish siege relief from Sennacharib’s palace at Nineveh. The inscription on the left states: “Sennacherib, the mighty king, king of the country of Assyria, sitting on the throne of judgment, before the city of Lachish. I give permission for its slaughter.” Lachish was Hezekiah’s No. 2 city, after Jerusalem.
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