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Sennacherib - Sennacherib's account, Biblical account, The Egyptian disaster according to Herodotus, In popular culture

King of Assyria (704–681 BC), the son of Sargon II and grandfather of Assurbanipal. He was an able ruler, whose fame rests mainly on his conquest of Babylon (689 BC) and his rebuilding of Nineveh. He figures prominently in the Bible, because of his attack on Jerusalem.

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