Thinking of Lachish

Braman's Wanderings

This weekend I have been listening to II Kings while out walking. Of course this means that I have also been thinking of Lachish as it is mentioned several times in the narrative.

Tell Lachish, Ferrell Jenkins, Israel, Archaeology, Dig SeasonI have been to Lachish on each of my four trips to Israel, and on two of my trips spent significant time there on an archaeological dig.

Tel Lachish, Archaeology, Gate Area, Latrine, PalaceIn II Kings 14 King Amaziah flees to Lachish, but is captured and put to death. He most likely stayed in the large palace there. Here you see part of the foundation of the palace.

Lachish, Siege Ramp, Sennacherib, Lachish ReliefsIn II Kings 18 during the reign of King Hezekiah we find that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against the fortified cities which included Lachish. In the picture above you can see the remains of the siege ramp that the Assyrians built.

Lachish Reliefs, Israel Museum, British Museum, Ninevah, SennacharibLachish was taken by the Assyrians and when Sennacherib returned home he…

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  1. Pingback: Lachish in the Bible | Bijbelvorser = Bible Researcher

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