Assyria’s Path |

TBC Staff

The Bible has often been validated by historical evidences. Consider the boasts of the Assyrian King Sennacherib (from a cuneiform inscription) which are in perfect accord with the biblical account.
“I laid waste the large district of Judah and made the overbearing and proud Hezekiah, its king, bow in submission.” “I laid siege to 46 of his strong cities: . . . and conquered (them).” These are the statements of someone hoping to make his mark in history. This he has done.
The Bible records Sennacherib’s campaign in Second Kings and also in Second Chronicles. “Sennacherib king of Assyria came and entered into Judah, and encamped against the fenced cities” (2 Chronicles:32:1). Sennacherib’s invasion came, according to 2 Kings:18:13 “in the fourteenth year of King Hezekiah,” around 701 B.C. The Biblical texts parallel Sennacherib’s account in admitting that Sennacherib attacked and captured “all the fenced cities of Judah” (“Annals of Sennacherib,“ 705-681 BC).