On Thursday, February 12, 2015, the Biblical Archaeology Forum will host the lecture “Assyrian Attacks Against Lachish and Jerusalem in 701 B.C.E.” by Dr. Garrett Fagan of Pennsylvania State University.
In 701 B.C.E. the Assyrian King Sennacherib launched a military campaign into ancient Judaea. The attacks on the Judaean strongholds of Lachish and Jerusalem are especially well documented, since there survive both Assyrian and Jewish written accounts of these events. In particular, there is a wealth of iconographic and archaeological evidence for the siege of Lachish in a series of reliefs in Sennacherib’s palace at Nineveh in Assyria.
Dr. Fagan’s illustrated lecture explores this evidence and reconstructs the likely sequence of events.
“Assyrian Attacks Against Lachish and Jerusalem in 701 B.C.E.,” presented by Dr. Garrett Fagan
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (JCCGW)
Feb. 12, 2015, at 8 p.m.
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852
Reservations are not required. Fees per lecture are: free – BAF subscribers & high school students; $5 – college students, Beth El and Har Shalom congregants & CES Life communities; $6 – BAF benefactors; $8 – BASONOVA & JCCGW members; $10 – the general public. For more information, please contact [email protected].
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