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Sennacherib

Syllabification: Sen·nach·er·ib
Pronunciation: /səˈnakəˌrib
 
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Definition of Sennacherib in English:

( Died 681 bc) king of Assyria 705–681; son of Sargon II. In 701, he put down a Jewish rebellion and laid siege to Jerusalem but spared it from destruction (according to 2 Kings 19:35). He also rebuilt the city of Nineveh and made it his capital.

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