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- Sennacherib Died 681 B.C. King of Assyria (704-681) who invaded Judea, subjugated Babylon, and rebuilt Nineveh.
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- n. king of Assyria who invaded Judea twice and defeated Babylon and rebuilt Nineveh after it had been destroyed by Babylonians (died in 681 BC)
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The prophetic message consisted of three different portions: -- First, Sennacherib is apostrophized (2Ki 19: 21-28) in a highly poetical strain, admirably descriptive of the turgid vanity, haughty pretensions, and presumptuous impiety of the Assyrian despot.
The prophecy, probably, contemplates ultimately, besides the affliction and deliverance in Sennacherib's time, the destruction of Jerusalem by Rome, the dispersion of the Jews, their restoration, the destruction of the enemies that besiege the city (Zec 14: 2), and the final glory of Israel (Isa 29: 17-24).
As the Assyrians in Sennacherib's reign did not carry off Judah captive, the returning "remnant" cannot mainly refer to this time.
On clay cylindrical seals found in Sennacherib's palace at Koyunjik, the name of Sabacho is deciphered; the two seals are thought, from the inscriptions, to have been attached to the treaty of peace between
Obadiah's was fulfilled probably in Sennacherib's time
He speaks terror, in Sennacherib's invasion, to the hypocrites, who were the people of God's wrath, v. 6.
Many of the prophecies of the foregoing chapters had their accomplishment in Sennacherib's invading Judah and besieging Jerusalem, and the miraculous defeat he met with there; and therefore the story of this is here inserted, both for the explication and for the confirmation of the prophecy.
But according to the usage of the sacred historian, the story of Sennacherib is completed before entering on what was personal to the king of Judah (see also Isa
His name occurs sometimes, though not so frequently as some others, in the appellations of important personages, as _e, g. _ in that of Sennacherib, which is explained to mean "Sin multiplies brethren."
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He seems to speak with vexation at the hook in his nose and the bridle in his jaws, such as Sennacherib was tied up with, Isa. xxxvii.
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