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Sennacherib Line breaks: Sen¦nach|erib
Pronunciation: /sɪˈnakərɪb/

Definition of Sennacherib in English:

( D.681 bc), king of Assyria 705–681, son of Sargon II. In 701 he put down a Jewish rebellion, laying siege to Jerusalem but sparing 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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