The Broad Wall of Jerusalem That Fended Off the Assyrians

The massive wall unearthed by archaeologists in the 1970s is identified with defenses built by King Hezekiah of Judah.

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The year is 701 BCE. The Assyrian king Sennacherib is rampaging through the countryside on a punitive campaign against his rebellious vassal, King Hezekiah of Judah. Egged on by the prophet Isaiah, Hezekiah...