Azekah


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Azekah

(əzē`kə), in the Bible, city of ancient Palestine, lying W of Jerusalem.
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After the fall of Azekah, Lachish was the last fortified city outside of Jerusalem, still desperately holding back the crushing forces of Nebuchadnezzar.
And let it be known to my master that we will be looking for the signals from Lachish, according to the instructions which he has given, for no signals from Azekah have been seen.
And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.
58) The western border included Azekah, Lachish, and Beth Shemesh.
To this reviewer, since the Azekah inscription may be a relevant textual source for the 701 invasion, it seems that some type of discussion that describes and assesses the various arguments for and against attribution to either Sargon or Sennacherib should have been included.