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Sennacherib, King of Assyria
Elayi, Josette

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2018 pp. xxi + 233. $34.95

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Description: Josette Elayiís Sennacherib, King of Assyria is the only biography of Sargon IIís famous son. Elayi traces the reign of Sennacherib in context in order to illuminate more fully the life and contributions of this warlord, builder, innovator, and social reformeróa unique figure among the Assyrian kings. Elayi offers both an evaluation of this royal figure and an assessment of the Assyrian Empire by interpreting the historical information surrounding the decisive events of his reign.

Subjects: Ancient Near East, Mesopotamian Literature, Assyrian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, Archaeology

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Review by David Kertai
Published 6/13/2019
Citation: David Kertai, review of Josette Elayi, Sennacherib, King of Assyria, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


Review by Jonathan Valk
Published 1/2/2020
Citation: Jonathan Valk, review of Josette Elayi, Sennacherib, King of Assyria, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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