The campaign of Sennacherib against Judah is one of the most widely researched in biblical studies and Ancient Near East studies, and one that also poses scholarly challenges. Allusion to the event is found in Isaiah, Kings, and Chronicles, but there is no correlation between the Assyrian and biblical descriptions of the same event. Dan'el Kahn offers a text-critical analysis of these biblical passages that allude to the military events. Detecting repetitions, breaks in the narrative, and contradictions and inconsistencies in the texts, he traces and reconstructs different and discrete sources. Kahn demonstrates that the biblical passages are based on earlier sources that were later edited and revised by a third hand. Based on historical events that are found in non-biblical texts, he also offers new dates for the sources. He claims that the narrative was written for the book of Isaiah, arguing that it predates the version found in Kings.
|Place of Publication
|Cambridge University Press
|Published - 2020
|The Society for Old Testament Study Monograph Series
Bibliographical noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- Sennacherib -- King of Assyria -- -681 B.C
- סנחריב (מלך אשור)
- Hezekiah -- King of Judah
- חזקיה בן אחז -- מלך יהודה
- Bible -- Isaiah, XXXVI-XXXIX -- Criticism, Textual
- Bible -- Kings, 2nd, XVIII-XX -- Criticism, Textual