edited by Alice Ogden Bellis
Gorgias Press, 2020 ISBN 978-1-4632-4156-8 Hardback, £115.
In 2002 Canadian journalist Henry Aubin published The Rescue of Jerusalem in which he investigated the events of 701BCE. In that year the Assyrian king Sennacharib attacked the Philistine cities and the Kingdom of Judah before withdrawing back to Mesopotamia. The incident is told in the Bible and in the cuneiform annals of Sennacharib himself. There appears to be a late reference in Herodotus which is picked up by the Jewish historian Josephus but there are no contemporary Egyptian accounts.
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