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Destruction of the Sennacherib Army
"Vintage engraving from the 1870 of a scene from the Old Testament by Gustave Dore showing the destruction of the army of Sennacherib. In 701 BC, a rebellion backed by Egypt and Babylonia broke out in Judah, led by King Hezekiah. In response Sennacherib sacked a number of cities in Judah. He laid siege to Jerusalem, but soon returned to Nineveh, with Jerusalem not having been sacked, in order to put down an attempted coup. This event was recorded by Sennacherib himself, by Herodotus, and by several Biblical writers. According to the Bible, the siege failed because an angel went forth and struck down 185,000 men in the Assyrian camp."