Monthly Archives: May 2011

Signs of war

It must have been an intimidating sight from below – the steep sides of the tell topped by a massive city wall. But the Assyrian soldiers were seasoned veterans. They attacked the city of En-Rimmon. We find signs of war … Continue reading

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Girls just wanna be pretty

At least I assume they were girls. It’s not certain of course. But from what the Bible tells us and what we observe in most societies, women were more into jewelry than men. In Biblical times they certainly were into … Continue reading

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The siege ramp at Lachish

One of the visible indications of Sennacherib’s attack on Lachish is the large siege ramp at the south-western corner of the mound. Masses of stones had been piled against the steep sides of the tell to create an even approach … Continue reading

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The historical significance of Lachish

The destruction of Lachish by the Assyrians is one of the few events in the history of ancient Judah for which we have confirmation from so many sources: the account in Sennacherib’s annals, the depiction of the battle on the … Continue reading

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Excavations at Lachish

But as for Hezekiah, the Jew, who did not bow in submission to my yoke, forty-six of his strong walled towns and innumerable smaller villages in their neighborhood I besieged and conquered by stamping down earth ramps and then by … Continue reading

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