Sennacherib: the “Azekah” Inscription (2.119D)
(615 words)

Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Neo-Assyrian Inscriptions


The remains of twenty-one lines of a tablet, one fragment of which (K 6205) was formerly ascribed to Tiglath-pileser III ( ANET 282b), the other (82–3–23, 131) to Sargon. The reference to the Judean city of Azekah, as well as the name of Hezekiah (partially restored) definitively set the location of the battles in Judah, but…

Cite this page
Cogan, Mordechai, “Sennacherib: the “Azekah” Inscription (2.119D)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>

▲   Back to top   ▲