Sennacherib’s Prism

Sennacherib’s Prism is Evidence of the Bible’s Historical Accuracy

scrollAnd it came to pass on a certain night that the angel of the LORD went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses–all dead. So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and went away, returned home, and remained at Nineveh.

The artifact below is called Sennacherib’s Prism. Found in the British Museum, this recounts how Sennacherib had Hezeiah and Jerusalem caged up like a bird (however, it does not mention that the city was ever taken, which seems to confirm the Scriptural account that Jerusalem did not fall at that time) – the following is the translation taken from that portion of the prism pertaining to Hezekiah:


SennacheribsPrism“In my third campaign I marched against Hatti. Luli, king of Sidon, whom the terror-inspiring glamor of my lordship had overwhelmed, fled far overseas and perished…. As to Hezekiah, the Jew, he did not submit to my yoke, I laid siege to his strong cities, walled forts, and countless small villages, and conquered them by means of well-stamped earth-ramps and battering-rams brought near the walls with an attack by foot soldiers, using mines, breeches as well as trenches. I drove out 200,150 people, young and old, male and female, horses, mules, donkeys, camels, big and small cattle beyond counting, and considered them slaves. Himself I made a prisoner in Jerusalem, his royal residence, like a bird in a cage. I surrounded him with earthwork in order to molest those who were his city’s gate. Thus I reduced his country . .”




This is more corroborating evidence that proves the Old Testament is accurate.